Young Vitality Roses star Vicki Oyesola, 22, became the second player to commit her future to new Vitality Netball Superleague side Leeds Rhinos Netball.
The defender, who in October played in Jess Thirlby’s England Vitality Roses squad for the three-Test tour to New Zealand this month, joined the Rhinos on a one-year deal from Loughborough Lightning.
The London born player made her Vitality Roses debut in 2017 against Scotland and has been capped a further three times for her country. At club level she has played for Saracens Mavericks and Loughborough Lightning, where she won the VNSL Young Player of the Season Award in her debut season.
Alongside her playing career she will continue her studies in Mechanical Engineering Degree at Loughborough University.
WHAT THE COACH SAYS:
“Vicki is an absolute powerhouse of an athlete and one of the most exciting young defensive talents in the country.
“She’s such a ferocious competitor, never takes a backwards step and I just love the ferocity and intensity that she brings to the court every single time.
“Her attacking style of defence is uncompromising and her ability to wear down her an opponent and come up with the ball when it matters the most, is so impressive.
“She is another big signing for us and is definitely going to be a huge asset to our defensive unit. I can’t wait to see her flying for intercepts and charging down court next season.” – Dan Ryan, High Performance Director & Superleague Head Coach at Leeds Rhinos Netball