• Declan Kohl

Titans Duo join Leeds Rhinos Netball as training partners

Northern Titans are excited to announce that senior player Sam Barnes and 1st Team Captain James McClelland joined Leeds Rhinos Netball as training partners to assist them in their preparations for Vitality Netball Superleague fixtures in 2021.

Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Dan Ryan welcomed the boys into the training environment and had this to say about the inclusion: "It’s been so valuable having the Titans men in our training environment as training associates. They’ve really played a significant role in helping us prepare for our weekly matches. They really add something extra when they’re on court and I know the girls embrace the challenge to compete with and against them."

"It’s so great to so many men’s teams around the country now and we are more than happy to provide opportunities and support that growth of the men’s game where possible."

1st Team Captain James McClelland has relished the challenge of raising his game and said "It’s huge honour to have been invited into the Rhino’s environment. Being around these elite athletes has given us a taste of the commitment, mentality and skill it takes to perform at this level. Everyone involved has been really great and we thank Rhinos for welcoming us into the sessions."

We wish Leeds Rhinos and all the other teams in the Superleague the best of luck for the rest of the season!

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