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benecosMavericks strengthen mid-court

benecosMavericks have announced the latest two players to sign for the 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague season.

Returning for her fifth season in the black and purple is mid-court dynamo and Northern Ireland international Michelle Drayne (#68).

Joining Michelle in the midcourt is two-time Vitality Netball Superleague champion Georgia Lees.

Michelle Drayne, was instrumental in the mid court in both attacking and defensive roles for benecosMavericks during the 2018 season.

Michelle first joined Mavericks in 2014 and is excited about the season ahead.

She said: “I’m delighted to be returning to Mavericks for another year.

“I look forward to the challenges ahead and am excited by the return of George and Kadeen.

“I can’t wait to get back on court.”

Director of Netball Kathryn Ratnapala commented: “Michelle continues to grow from strength to strength every year and is an extremely hard working and dedicated international athlete.

“She is a fantastic team member and I’m really looking forward to working with her again.”

Georgia Lees joins Mavericks from Surrey Storm where she has been since 2010 rising up through their performance pathway and into the championship-winning squad.

She had this to say about making the move to benecosMavericks: “I’m so excited for this new chapter in my life and netball career!

“Lots of challenges ahead but I’m looking forward to hitting the season hard!”

Kat Ratnapala added: “Georgia is a player I’ve had the pleasure of working with before and with her move to the University of Hertfordshire, I’m really pleased that she’s decided to join our campaign this year.

“She is a skilful, athletic and intelligent player and I’m excited to get her involved in our combinations this year.”

Michelle and Georgia join Gabby Marshall,  Raz Quashie, Sasha Corbin, George Fisher, Kadeen Corbin and Lindsay Keable on the 2019 squad roster.