She Cranes (Uganda women’s senior national netball team) Captain Peace Proscovia has returned to the United Kingdom’s Vitality Netball Superleague after joining Surrey Storm for the 2022 season.
Proscovia, a 31-year old goal shooter has been a free agent for a few months after her contract with Australian Suncorp Super Netball outfit Sunshine Lightning ran out.
She returns to the UK following her successful stint with Loughborough Lightning between 2015 and 2019 where she helped them progress into two Grand Finals and take a British Fast5 All-Stars Championship victory. Proscovia also won individual awards in the process.
In the 2021 season with Sunshine Lightning, Proscovia worked at a 90 per cent accuracy rate, scoring 670 goals in 42 games for the Super Netball franchise.
Surrey Storm Head Coach, Mikki Austin believes that Proscovia’s arrival is a huge boost for her side as they seek to relieve Loughborough Lightning of the title.
“Peace is a class athlete who brings a wealth of skill, experience and accuracy to our squad, her achievements at Loughborough Lightning and Sunshine Coast Lightning has made her one the world’s best goal shooters. She’s also an incredible human being who will add value to our team environment,” Mikki told Sky Sports.
According to Proscovia, returning to the UK is a blessing and she looks forward to playing for Storm and work together with everybody in it.
“I feel blessed to be given this opportunity,” Proscovia who has captained She Cranes since 2013 and has played at the 2015 and 2019 Netball World Cup and 2018 Common Wealth Games told Sky Sports about signing for Storm.
“I never thought that I could be offered a contract in England again but had faith that somehow one day I will get back. “I have always admired Mikki’s style of leadership and exited to be coached by her. I can’t wait to get back to England.”
Upon her return to England, Proscovia is eager to share the learnings she’s taken from Suncorp Super Netball.
“I will bring my extensive experience playing against some of the best defenders in the world under pressure. I will also bring my accuracy and dominance under the post and share my knowledge with the upcoming Surrey Storm shooters.”
Proscovia is the seventh signing announced by Surrey Storm ahead of the 2022 Vitality Netball Superleague season.
However, the traditional home and away format will return for the forthcoming season, with selected rounds being played in full at neutral venues alongside the traditional Season Opener and Grand Final weekends.
A full fixture list will be made available later this year and before that, the Vitality Netball Superleague signing window closes on October 15.
All of the Superleague franchises are allowed to have a squad of 15 players, comprising 12 registered players and up to three training partners.
*Credit to skysports.com