Wasps Netball players unveiled on famous Friargate hoarding




The faces of Wasps Netball star Jade Clarke and Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning teammate Natalie Haythornthwaite have been unveiled on the famous Friargate hoarding on Station Square in Coventry.


Wasps CEO Nick Eastwood joined Clarke and fellow Wasps player Tamsin Moala and Franchise Manager Sarah Taylor to reveal the giant smiling images prior to them being fitted to the hoarding.

Clarke is England’s all-time appearance record holder and has re-signed for Wasps for the 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague campaign.


England international Haythornthwaite joined Wasps ahead of their inaugural Vitality Netball Superleague campaign, winning back-to-back league titles. Her elite play has led to her joining New South Wales Swifts in Australia for next season.


A Level student, entrepreneur and ambassador Daniel Ayodeji, age 17, who grew up in Coventry, also unveiled his photo which has been added to the distinctive green and white panels.


In answer to the question on the hoarding ‘Why do you love Coventry?’ Clarke and Haythornthwaite declared: “Coventry is a passionate sporting city; Wasps Netball is one of the UK’s top performing teams.”