Ella Clark will be returning to the court after two seasons away from the game of basketball, playing professionally with Loughborough Lightning Netball and England Netball.
Great Britain international Ella Clark will be on court in a Riders jersey this season competing in the WBBL after a hiatus from the game whilst competing as a professional Netballer.
Clark has represented Great Britain and played overseas so is looking forward to returning to the game.
“Excited to have this opportunity to return to basketball with one of the best teams in the country,” commented the Great Britain Senior.
“It’s been 2 years since I last played. I took a break after doing my ACL, and I’ve missed it a lot, which is the main reason for trying to get back in to playing.”
Whilst the return to basketball is exciting, Clark will continue her passion for professional netball inking a contract with Loughborough Lightning to compete in the Vitality Superleague in 2020 alongside her basketball commitments. Leicester Riders will work closely with Loughborough Lightning, the two teams share an office in Loughborough, to manage Clark’s work load and playing commitments as the seasons begin to clash from February onwards.
Clark acknowledges that the ability to combine both her sporting passions creates great situation for her in the coming season.
“With the added perk of being able to continue playing Superleague Netball it was a great option for me. I’m looking forward to brushing off the cobwebs and getting back on the court with a great group of people and most importantly winning!”
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Photo Credit: Mansoor Ahmed
Check out a little throwback interview with Mark Woods of Clark during EuroBasket Women in 2013 for FIBA.