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Claire Maxwell of Strathclyde Sirens.

Strathclyde Sirens have announced the return of mid-court stalwart Claire Maxwell as a player and Assistant Coach ahead of the 2021 season.

This will be Maxwell’s fifth season at the club in total and second as Assistant to Lesley MacDonald, who arrived last year.

Maxwell (née Brownie) is a former captain of the club and has been a staple of the Sirens side for several years, staring the side’s three matches of the 2020 campaign.

The British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship winner has now been a key figure in the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) for more then a decade having also represented Glasgow Wildcats and Team Bath in the competition.

Maxwell, 32, has also had an incredible career at international level with a century of caps for Scotland under her belt. She has represented the Thistles in two Commonwealth Games and two Netball World Cups.

“I really enjoyed last season. It was a huge disappointment not to fulfil the season, but the pre-season preparation was excellent,” she said.

“We were trying lots of new combinations and I felt like we were really gelling as a team. To play three games and build that confidence leading into Round 4 and beyond for it to be cut short was upsetting but obviously understandable.

“Last year was my first year taking on that dual role, so it was a huge stepping-stone for me to find my feet and I learned so much throughout the process. I’m really looking forward to taking all those learnings to become a better coach and support the team as much as I can in the 20-21 season.”

Last week, Sirens announced that captain Gia Abernethy would also be on court for the Glasgow outfit for the 2021 season.

The news broke with a full reveal video on Strathclyde Sirens’ brand new App, ready to download here.

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