Surrey Storm sign England duo Greenway and Dunn
Wednesday 21 October 2009
Surrey Storm announces yet more England signings as Tamsin Greenway and Rachel Dunn join Storm from Team Bath.
27-year-old attacker Tamsin Greenway, who featured in last week’s internationals against Australia and New Zealand, will play for the London and South East Superleague Franchise for the whole season and will not be participating in the ANZ Championship in 2010.
26-year-old shooter Rachel Dunn signs for Storm having made netball history in recent weeks. She became the first ever netballer to score four points from one shot during an England power play at the World Netball Series in Manchester. She has notched up 30 caps for England and has been part of the England squad since her senior international debut in 2004.
Greenway has played for Team Bath for 8 years winning three Superleague titles along the way whilst Dunn has also collected three titles at Bath.
Surrey Storm now has four England internationals in their senior squad and Greenway and Dunn will play alongside fellow England team mates Geva Mentor and Sonia Mkoloma.
Surrey Storm Franchise Director Jason Harborow is thrilled that Tamsin and Rachel have made the move South East. “It's not easy for players to make that decision to move from a successful team," he stated. “I think it’s testament to the vision and ambition we have at Surrey Storm and that we are determined to build a world class team and give the athletes the best support we can. I am so pleased Tamsin and Rachel are on board and that they are excited about a new challenge at Storm.”
Greenway has 23 caps for England and has had much success globally. She has played two seasons in the ANZ Championship for Queensland Firebirds alongside Jamaican shooter Romelda Aiken and was also recently selected for the World 7 Select team. The Leicester born attacker stated: “I was excited by the challenge at Storm and the offer they presented me. I am really pleased to be part of their new look squad. I have had some fantastic times at Team Bath and am now looking forward to future successes with Surrey Storm.”
Dunn who won Bronze with England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne echoed Greenway’s thoughts: “It’s great to part of Storm’s new squad and I am looking forward to training under Mary and with the whole squad.”
Storm Head Coach Mary Beardwood who began training with the squad last week concluded: “Tamsin is a world class player who is very creative on the ball and gives us plenty of options with an abundance of skill. Rachel is a first class, rangy shooter with vital experience and great accuracy. I am very excited about working with both players in my attack and am looking forward to welcoming them in to the Storm squad.”
Storm’s England players will join squad training following a rest period after a hectic international schedule which included the World Netball Series and Internationals against Australia and New Zealand.
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