SAM MAKES IT AN AUSSIE DOUBLE
The Aussies are coming!
Manchester Thunder has looked Down Under to add further strength to its Fiat Netball Superleague Squad and have signed Aussie defender Sam Holt.
The 25-year-old, six-footer has been tempted away from Superleague rivals Team Northumbria and joined Manchester Thunder.
Sam, a secondary school science and maths teacher from Portland, Australia, will join Thunder’s other Oz signing – shooter Janelle Lawson in the new season’s line-up.
After spending last season with Team Northumbria, Sam had planned to go travelling in Europe before returning to Australia.
But Thunder’s Director of Netball Tracey Neville moved quickly to persuade Sam she had a future with the Manchester Thunder – the current Fiat Netball Superleague champions.
Sam, a self-confessed travel addict and fitness freak, trains at least six days a week and is looking forward to the start of the new season in February with Thunder.
She’ll be sharing a house with her Aussie teammate in North Manchester while playing for Thunder and commented: “Thunder are a top-class netball team and I was delighted Tracey asked me to join the squad.
And she added: “I am looking forward to making life as difficult as possible for the opposition shooters in the Superleague.”
Tracey Neville commented: “Sam is a fabulous defensive player who’ll add strength and typical Aussie grit to our defending circle. Having lost our England international Kerry Almond to injury for the next few months, it was important we were able to add someone with experience and defending know-how to the squad. Sam will be a great addition to Manchester Thunder’s line-up.”