Nat Panagarry re-signs for Loughborough Lightning

Nat Panagarry includes re-signed for Loughborough Lightning and is set to run out to the franchise for a fifth season.
The mid-court participant, who had been a part of the Roses’ bronze effort in the summertime, becomes the Dragon participant to commit ahead of the 2020 Vitality Netball Superleague season.
Ella Clark is just another person who will be coming with Sam May joining from competitions Wasps Netball.
Panagarry is hopeful that the World Cup in Liverpool of July will have spurred more people to flip out and encourage the national league.
“Hopefully after the World Cup there will be more sell-out crowds as the more folks we can get coming and supporting us the more powerful we feel outside about court,” Panagarry told the franchise’s official website.
“Hearing and seeing all our lovers there week in week mean that the world to us and they’re those that can help get us across the finish line”
Lightning missed out to a place at the 2019 Grand Final and also their season ended in defeat to Team Bath in the third-place play-off after a 62-56 loss. Overall it was a strong effort under Sara Bayman’s watch.
“I love the franchise and the staff and I’m so thankful for all of the opportunities that the team has given me since I’ve been – Loughborough feels like home now,” explained Panagarry.
“We have been in top four today for the previous 3 years and that will always be the goal for the coming season We’re now more constant as a side and will be seeking to push those top teams at the ideal end of this league.”
Bayman again will lead Lightning as their head coach and she is keen to tap into the wealth of expertise that her player will have obtained from her experiences.
Panagarry was named among the 15-players which will travel to Australia and New Zealand for training and matches behind-closed-doors.
Until both sides travel to Auckland to face the New Zealand A side the Vitality Roses will train against Australia’s development group in Canberra.
“It is great to have Nat back for another season,” Bayman added.
“After playing in the World Cup with England I’m excited to get her wisdom, power and leadership into this group. It’s really important that people have a stable core of players and Nat is an integral component of that.”
Sky Sports is the house of netball and it returns to your screens starting with the British Championships on Saturday October 12, whenever they tour South Africa in November while the Roses return to actions under coach Jess Thirlby.

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