Leeds Rhinos Netball have added local centre court player Emily Hollingworth, 23, to their squad ahead of the 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague season.
The Huddersfield born player, who plays centre, wing defence and goal defence, joins from Loughborough Lightning’s 2019 squad and is returning to her home county where she began her playing career with Yorkshire Jets.
She regularly featured for the Jets NPL side and during this time earned a call up for the England age group squads. She moved to Team Northumbria in 2015 spending three Superleague seasons there while also representing England at U21 level.
WHAT THE COACH SAYS:
“Emily was one of England’s most promising young players a few years back before a serious knee injury haltered her progress and forced her to step away from the game.”
“We are so pleased to see her back at the elite level and it’s even better to have another local high performance athlete join our inaugural squad.”
“She’s been really impressive in our training environment so far and she absolutely deserves the opportunity to reignite her career. From what I’ve seen so far, she’s going to get back to her best very quickly.” – High Performance Director and Superleague Head Coach for Leeds Rhinos Netball, Dan Ryan