Wasps Netball Name Leadership Group For 2022 Season

Date: 11 Nov 2021

Wasps Netball are delighted to confirm that Josie Huckle will be their new captain for the 2022 season.

The former England international, who is Head of Netball at Bedford Girls School, made her Netball Superleague debut in 2011 and has been an ever-present for Wasps since the team was formed back in 2017.

“I have always aspired to be a leader both on and off the court, and to one day be named captain of a Superleague team,” said Huckle.

“I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to be captain of Wasps for the 2022 season, to be trusted to lead such an exciting new team is an absolute honour.

“This group is already something special and I am looking forward a strong pre-season ready to kick off our 2022 campaign.”

Head Coach Mel Mansfield, who has worked with Huckle for a significant period of time, commented: “As one of the original Wasps, Josie has demonstrated her commitment and loyalty to the Club since day one.

“She has an infectious personality and brings her experience and energy to every session. Not only has Josie been an integral part of our VNSL group, but she has also invested her time and experience coaching to support the Wasps Netball Academy Programme.

“I’m looking forward to seeing her evolve as a captain and help guide this new squad, as we begin our 2022 season.”

As part of a new look senior leadership team, Rachel Dunn and Iona Christian will take up roles as joint vice-captains.

Fans’ favourite Dunn, who holds 7 Superleague titles, has played for Wasps since 2017, whilst Iona, a current Scottish Thistle, joined the Club in 2019.