Peace Proscovia has penned a new deal to remain at Loughborough Lightning
Last Updated: 07/10/16 3:59pm
Ugandan superstar Peace Proscovia has re-signed for Loughborough Lightning for the next two seasons.
Proscovia, who played for Lightning in 2015 and 2016, was one of the stars of the Netball World Cup in 2015, but was only allowed to return to play for Lightning at the 11th hour due to new visa regulations.
Proscovia is now able to fulfil her dream by studying at Loughborough University alongside her netball after enrolling on a MSc in Marketing at the University's School of Business and Economics.
The Ugandan captain said: "I'm so thankful to the management of Loughborough Lightning for giving me the opportunity to come and play overseas as I never thought I'd have that chance.
"I'm privileged to be able to do a Masters of Science in Marketing at Loughborough University and every single day I'm thanking god, as if it wasn't for Loughborough I couldn't do my studies overseas.
"With talent nothing is impossible - if I'm able to make it over here all the way from Uganda, just a small country in Africa, then anyone else can do it, whether you're talented in music, politics or sport. If you apply your talent and use it, it can take you anywhere you want to go."
Lightning head coach Karen Atkinson says she is 'super excited' to have Proscovia back for the third successive season.
"It is even more special that she is able to start her Masters course, which she has been excited about for a long time," said Atkinson. "It is also fantastic for our University Performance Squad that she can represent Loughborough University in the BUCS League.
"For me as a coach, it gives me four and a half months to work with Peace in advance of the Super League season which we have never had before. I am excited about the progress we can make during that time and how much we can strengthen and add to her game."
Proscovia will join Beth Cobden, Hannah Joseph and Natalie Panagarry in the Lightning squad for 2017, with further signings to be announced in the next fortnight.