Jamaican international Gezelle Allison is ready for her first season in the Vitality Netball Superleague. Wasps Netball head coach Mel Mansfied says she will bring flair, power, strength and shot accuracy
Last update: 10/30/20 10:39 am
The Jamaican international Gezelle Allison has joined Wasps Netball for the 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague.
Goal Attack Allison adds to a plethora of international shooters who have chosen to make their trade in England over the next year. Australian Donnell Wallam from Leeds Rhinos Netball, Ine-Mari Venter from Saracens Mavericks and Lefebre Rademan from London Pulse.
The Jamaican arrives after making her international debut for the Sunshine Girls in the Vitality Nations Cup earlier this year. She has also played for her country in Fast5 and has a background in basketball.
“I chose Wasps because I was able to seize the opportunities and opportunities,” she said.
“I’m looking forward to playing with a high-level team that has a reputation for winning. I see myself as a player and an athlete in their company.”
Wasps Netball will be under new leadership in the form of Sophia Candappa as the captain replacing the recently retired Hannah Knights. Amy Flanagan and Fran Williams will be the vice captains of the two-time champion.
Head coach Mel Mansfield has signed a new contract himself and she is excited for Allison to use her chance with both hands.
“The 6-foot, dual basketball and netball player brings Jamaican flair, power, strength and accuracy,” said Mansfield.
“We are very happy to welcome you in the black and gold of the wasps. She brings something fresh, new and exciting to our attack line-up.”
Allison’s signing means that Wasps Netball’s roster for the 2021 season is almost complete and they will need to add a final name to be announced later on Friday. The upcoming season is scheduled to start in February 2021.
The confirmed roster of Wasps Netball: Sophia Candappa, Katie Harris, Josie Huckle, Amy Flanagan, Fran Williams, Ella Powell-Davies, Iona Christian, Lily-May Catling and Gezelle Allison. Training partner: Hannah Leighton, Confederate Housley, Leah Goss, Megan Thorne, Ruth Hughes.