Whitney Allen and Ella Clark rejoin the Riders

Great Britain Internationals, Whitney Allen and Ella Clark, will return to Leicester Riders for the 2020-21 WBBL season.

Allen will compete in the WBBL alongside working as a children’s social worker. Last season the former Charnwood player and coach provided the WBBL side with leadership, hustle, energy and defensive versatility.

“I’m looking forward to seeing last year’s players and excited for all the fresh new faces,” said Allen, “I enjoyed last season and it was a no brainer to come back.”

Clark will also compete for the Riders this upcoming season. During the 2019-20 season, the GB forward averaged 11.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in the WBBL championship.

“I’m looking forward to getting back on the court with the team after such a long break,” said Clark.

“Last season ended abruptly, just as we were starting to find some consistency. We obviously finished on a high note with the Trophy win, so hopefully we can build on that this year.”

WBBL Head Coach Jesper Sundberg added, “We are lucky to have Whitney and Ella back this season as they bring size and versatility to the team. Whitney with her ability to play and defend multiple positions and Ella’s skillset around the rim and outside shooting.”

“We get two experienced players that can help the team build on last year’s success.”