Nat Panagarry has re-signed for Loughborough Lightning and is set to run out for the franchise for a fifth consecutive season.
The mid-court player, who was part of the Roses’ bronze medal-winning campaign in the summer, becomes the third Lightning player to commit ahead of the 2020 Vitality Netball Superleague season.
Ella Clark is another individual who will be returning with Sam May joining from rivals Wasps Netball.
Panagarry is hopeful that July’s World Cup in Liverpool will have spurred more people to turn out and support the domestic league in England.
“Hopefully after the World Cup there will be more sell-out crowds as the more people we can get coming and supporting us the stronger we feel out on court,” Panagarry told the franchise’s official website.
“Hearing and seeing all our fans there week in week out mean the world to us and they’re the ones that can help get us over the finish line.”
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Bayman again will lead Lightning as their head coach and she is keen to tap into the wealth of experience that her player will have gained from her experiences with England.
The Vitality Roses will train against Australia’s development team in Canberra before both sides travel to Auckland to face the New Zealand A side.
“It’s great to have Nat back for another year,” Bayman added.