EXPERIENCED Wasps duo Amy Flanagan and Sam May have renewed their contracts ahead of the 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague season.
The pair have re-joined Wasps as the team targets a third successive title in the upcoming campaign.
The move will see both play under new head coach Mel Mansfield at the Ricoh Arena.
Flanagan, who excels at wing defence or centre, is looking forward to linking back up with the team for another season and working with Mansfield.
“It’s really great to be playing for Wasps again next season,” she said.
“My teammates, the staff, and the fans have made it a fantastic two years for me, and I’m excited to get started again.
“We’ve got a great support network behind the scenes and the crowds that gather to see us play make such a difference.
“I’m extremely excited by the plans for the coming season and have everything in place to be successful once again.
“I’ve known Mel since I was 18.
“She has an amazing ability to get the best out of you, but also cares for you as a person.
“She treats your well-being with as much importance as your performances.
“It was amazing to come away with the title again last season and I’m looking forward to getting back on court and challenging again.”
Defensive star May was joint-fifth for interceptions last season and is confident the team can compete for another title.
“It feels really good to be returning again this season and I’m looking forward to getting back at it,” she said.
“The challenge this season is to make it three titles in a row.
“The other sides will be stronger and determined to stop us from winning, so we will have to continue to develop as a team to be successful again.
“It’s great to see Mel in charge. She’s been here since day one, so it feels perfectly natural to have her as head coach.
“Mel and the rest of the Wasps staff have helped me to learn and play my best, so it was an easy decision to stay here.”