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Vitality Netball Superleague: Brie Grierson proud to join Leeds Rhinos Netball | Netball News

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The 23-year-old joins Rosie Harris as Dan Ryan’s newest signings forward of the 2021 season

Final Up to date: 10/10/20 7:53am

The 23-year-old returns to her hometown for the forthcoming season

Brie Grierson is proud to be becoming a member of her hometown membership, as she turns into Leeds Rhinos Netball’s newest signing forward of the 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague season.

Grierson’s arrival is introduced alongside one other participant who grew up in Leeds, Rosie Harris.

Collectively the duo are becoming a member of England’s most capped participant Jade Clarke and fellow Vitality Rose, Vicki Oyesola within the franchise’s inaugural Vitality Netball Superleague squad.

Grierson, who performs wing and purpose assault, arrives after stints with London Pulse and Loughborough Lightning and returns to the scene of her youth netball.

After beginning in Yorkshire Jets NTL, she labored by their pathway to Superleague, and whereas finding out at Leeds Beckett College represented their netball facet earlier than becoming a member of Workforce Northumbria. She then signed for Loughborough Lightning in 2018 and switched to London Pulse final yr.

“I’m proud to be becoming a member of my hometown membership and to be a part of the first-ever Leeds Rhinos Netball facet,” Grierson mentioned.

“I used to look at the Rhinos once I was rising up and I labored on the stadium, so it feels good to be again residence.

“Everybody is aware of who Leeds Rhinos are and I hope the netball staff could have the sort of impression within the league and to be a part of a staff based mostly in Leeds is an enormous honour.”

Dan Ryan, Leeds Rhinos’ high-performance director and head coach, has made it clear that he desires there to be an actual reference to the native space and that there is a wealth of expertise to work with.

“Inside our recruitment technique, it was extremely vital to us as a franchise to safe some home-grown expertise in our basis yr,” he mentioned. “In signing Brie and Rosie, we now have two excessive calibre athletes who’re so proud to be representing the area once more.

“It is nice to have the ability to present them with the chance to return to the place the place their netball careers began, and I do know they’re going to take advantage of it.”

Talking of Grierson, Ryan praised each her capacity and ambition: “Brie is a extremely dynamic and artful attacker who can play within the mid court docket and within the capturing circle. She provides a lot flexibility and flexibility to our attacking line-up and at her finest can actually rip open a defensive unit.

“She’s an actual pupil of the sport, a pure playmaker with nice instincts and imaginative and prescient. I do know it means loads to her to play for her residence metropolis and she or he’s so dedicated and decided to re-establish herself again on the nationwide scene.”

Harris, who performs centre and wing defence, was born in Sheffield and educated at The Grammar Faculty at Leeds.

She performed her early netball with Linden and Leeds Athletic earlier than becoming a member of the Yorkshire Jets. Whereas at college, she performed for Loughborough for 3 years and signed her first Superleague contract with Lightning in 2018.

“I am actually excited and I can not wait to get began. We now have acquired an amazing squad this yr and I’m wanting ahead to working with all of them,” she mentioned about becoming a member of the Rhinos.

“Being a Leeds woman and rising up right here I’m extraordinarily proud to be a part of the franchise that’s bringing Superleague again to the area.”

Ryan is equally enthusiastic about Harris’ arrival: “Rosie is an athletic machine with a lot untapped potential and I am so excited by what she might grow to be.

“She boasts some good attributes and has some large weapons in her sport and I am actually having fun with seeing her starvation and need to be her finest, come to the fore.”

Stay netball returns to Sky Sports activities with the Vitality Roses taking up the Silver Ferns in a three-Take a look at sequence on the finish of October. Be part of us for the primary Take a look at on October 28.

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