Netball: Yorkshire Jets swoop to sign 6ft 6ins goal shooter Cato

Lottysha Cato.

Lottysha Cato.

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Yorkshire’s Superleague netball team have made an international signing as they countdown to the new season.

Twenty-seven-year-old Lottysha Cato, from Grenada, will join the Yorkshire Jets for the 2015 Superleague season. Cato, known affectionately by teammates as ‘Timmy’, plays at goal shooter and, at 6ft 6ins, is one of the tallest players in the Netball Superleague.

She was the Caribbean island’s first ever professional netballer when she came to the UK in 2010. She was signed by Superleague side Celtic Dragons and has been an influential figure member of the Welsh team ever since with shooting percentages well over 90 per cent.

Yorkshire Jets head coach Anna Carter is excited about the prospect of having the internationally respected player joining her squad:

She said: “Lottysha Cato has been one of the most exhilarating shooters in the Netball Superleague in recent years helping bring success to her team and her team-mates. We are delighted she has chosen to play for the Yorkshire Jets in the 2015 season.

“I am currently building my squad for the new campaign, which begins in January, and Cato will add an exciting dimension to the team with our mix of young and experienced, home grown and overseas players.

“She is committed to helping build the profile of our team and I am sure our supporters will enjoy watching her as we take our home games across Yorkshire in 2015.”

Cato said: “I love playing Superleague Netball in the UK and am thrilled to have been offered the chance to play for the Yorkshire Jets in 2015. I look forward to linking up with my new team mates soon to begin preparing for an exciting season.”

The Yorkshire Jets begin their 2015 season in Sheffield on Friday, January 30 and will be playing home games across the region in Hull, Huddersfield and Leeds.

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