Leading the way are Sarah Cooney (formerly Naylor) and Lisa Hutchinson, who will both be returning to play after taking time out to start their families.

The duo are excited to be back on the Hatters roster and will bring the depth of experience and leadership that the club is looking for, in order to support the young talented players which have been lined up for the campaign.

Hutchinson joined Hatters’ Division One programme at the age of 17, so she knows exactly how the younger players will feel stepping out at this level, only this time she is most definitely the role model.

Both Lisa and Sarah still have the passion and commitment that the clubs believes will help to reinstate the hardworking and aggressive style of basketball which has been Hatters’ trademark for many years.

HATTERS co-captains with trophy

Hatters are also delighted to be able to see Sarah link back up with her sibling Helen on the court again – especially since both players bring different qualities. They have played well and complimented each other for so many years by playing in the same team.

Also joining Hatters is a young talented player in the form of Shanice Turner from Wolverhampton, who is currently studying at Oaklands College as part of the basketball academy there.

Joining Hatters is deemed to be a great opportunity for the starlet to step up a level and to regularly train and compete with the likes of Great Britain national team player Steph Gandy, Hutchinson and the Naylor sisters.

The Hatters roster is starting to shape up for the forthcoming season and has a good balance of youth and experience – something which retains the club’s commitment to supporting and developing British players.

Further announcements regarding the remainder of the roster will be made soon.

Story – WBBL

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