Liana Leota will return to Manchester Thunder for the 2018 Superleague campaign as part of an experienced centre court.
The New Zealander goes into her third season in Manchester, and joins new signing Caroline O’Hanlon in the midcourt of the 2018 Thunder squad.
Beccy Hoult, Sophie Morgan and Amy Carter complete the centre court line-up.
Carter, who has climbed through the Thunder youth ranks, is a promising talent at centre and with Morgan and Hoult’s pace, Thunder have plenty of midcourt combination options.
Northern Ireland star O’Hanlon, who moves to the Black and Yellows from Sirens, is eager to start training with the team, especially Leota.
“Liana is going to be exciting to play with due to her experience but Thunder have real quality in every position,” the 33-year-old said.
“Thunder have exciting young players coming through and it’s a nice balance.
“They have had a really good calibre of players at centre in the past and I’m chuffed to be asked to play there.”
Interview by Denise Evans