Severn Stars netball club is excited to announce that former England international and Superleague champion, Sam Cook, will return to the side for her second season.
The 26-year-old goal defence star, who has gained 16 international caps, has been confirmed to return to the club for the 2019 campaign.
“Since joining Severn Stars, my passion for competing has been reignited and I have fallen in love with the sport all over again, said Sam. “The squad is very different this year, there are a lot of new players from a variety of clubs, so I’m excited to see what energy this brings to the franchise. It’s going to be interesting to see how this new talent improves our style, so I can’t wait to start training.”
Sam, who is originally from Gloucestershire, was first introduced to netball when she started secondary school and in 2015 she gained her first senior England cap against Jamaica. Before joining the Severn Stars, Sam played for Team Bath when the squad competed in and won the Vitality Netball Superleague and last year was voted the supporters’ Player of the Season.
Sam is also the Head Coach for the Severn Stars Pathway, a programme that nurtures and develops young netball talent in the Club, which is a joint franchise between the University of Worcester and the University of Gloucestershire.
Severn Stars’ Head Coach, Sam Bird, said: “Sam is a fantastic competitor on court and has a fantastic ability to check the opponent’s shot and brings the ball through well. She is an excellent athlete and picked up several Player of the Match titles last season. She made a great entry into the team last year and quickly became a pivotal defender for the Stars. I’m really excited about the squad we have and we are looking to compete alongside the best in the league.”