Leeds Rhinos Netball revealed that England U21 star Sienna Rushton as the fourth player to join the team for the 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague season.
At 18 years old, Rushton is the youngest player to be announced in Dan Ryan’s squad, but the Londoner comes with plenty of experience, having gained international honours at various England age groups and is rated as one of the brightest young talents in the game.
The 188cm goal shooter and goal attack, burst onto the scene as a 15 year old, winning gold at Netball Europe at U17 level. She was quickly elevated into the U19 side that same year for a tour to New Zealand.
In 2019 she made her senior debut for the Roses at Netball Europe in Northern Ireland where she took home another gold medal and was a standout performer for the young Roses.
Rushton joins the Rhinos from Wasps Netball, where she emerged through their junior levels before making their 2020 Vitality Netball Superleague squad. She also played for Turnford Netball Club in Premier League.
WHAT THE COACH SAYS:
“Sienna is one of the most highly regarded underage shooters in England and I’m really looking forward to working with such a promising young athlete.
“She has maturity beyond her years and a really professional approach to her netball which is great to see. Her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn will bring so much to the Superleague squad and she’ll also really bolster our U21 team as well.
“She can comfortably cover both shooting positions and offers great variety in how she plays. She’s got the height to play on the hold and excellent agility to get on the move. She really does have all the tools to be a star of the future.” – Dan Ryan, High Performance Director and Superleague Head Coach at Leeds Rhinos Netball