Following Co-Captain Halimat Adio’s season ending knee injury sustained during Round 14, London Pulse U21 Co-Captain Peace Akinyemi will step up to join the VNSL squad.
The 17-year-old, talented defender, who plays both GK and GD, started her netball career at
Turnford Netball Club and has been part of the London Pulse pathway for 4 years. Peace has also
been part of the England Roses National Academy since 2018.
Sam Bird, Head Coach & CEO, London Pulse had this to say: “Obviously we are devastated that Hali has sustained an injury preventing her taking to the court again this season. Hali has been a standout player for London Pulse in the defending circle. She has our full support in her recovery and I know she will come back stronger than ever.”
Sam continued: “I’m delighted to be bringing Peace into the squad from our U21s. She is another
talented defender coming through the London Pulse ranks, who trained with the VNSL squad last
year. She is a real star for the future and I know she will grab this opportunity with both hands.”