Surrey Storm confirm the departure of shooter Rachel Dunn

Surrey Storm confirm the departure of shooter Rachel Dunn
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Rachel Dunn helped Surrey Storm to retain their Superleague title

Surrey Storm have lost another key player from their title-winning team after confirming the departure of veteran shooter Rachel Dunn.

The England international is the latest to leave the Superleague champions, who have been forced to cope with the retirement of Pamela Cookey, while Sophie Candappa, Amy Flanagan Josie Huckle and Hannah Reid all joined new franchise Wasps Netball.

Dunn was the top-scorer in the Superleague with 474 goals from 560 attempts and Storm Director Gavin Baker admits it will be hard to replace the long-serving 33-year-old.  

Baker said: “Rachel has been an incredible servant to Surrey Storm since signing in 2009 and we cannot thank her enough for the professionalism that she has shown in a duck egg blue dress.

Dunn ends her seven-year spell with Surrey

“Her shoes are incredibly big ones to fill, but we know that there are young shooters out there who have looked up to her for inspiration as the next generation of English attacking players.

“Everyone at Storm wishes Rachel the best in her future playing career.”

Surrey’s coaching duo from last season have also been disbanded, with head coach Kathryn Ratanapala returning to Hertfordshire Mavericks as an assistant, and director of netball Tamsin Greenway linked up with Wasps Netball.

Storm expect to announce a new Director of Netball next week and are still negotiating new contracts with a number of current Surrey players.

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