Bath Voice Sports News: Caroline set to play for the University’s netball team in front of 1,700 spectators

Malawi captain Caroline Mtukule is excited at the prospect of making her Team Bath Netball Super League debut in Friday’s sell-out home clash with early pacesetters Surrey Storm after linking up with her new club this week.

The vastly-experienced goal-defence, a veteran of nine major international competitions, flew into the country on Saturday after waiting for her visa to be processed. She headed straight to Worcester to watch her new team-mates take on Severn Stars and had her first full training session on Tuesday.

Mtukule will be in the match-day squad for Friday’s fixture against Storm (7.30pm centre-pass), which will be watched by a 1,700-strong crowd in the Team Bath Arena and televised live on Sky Sports.

“I’m so excited to finally be here after waiting such a long time and I can’t wait for the game against Storm – a home match with a sell-out crowd is a good welcome!” she said.

“My family and friends can’t wait to see me on court as well, they’ll be watching and cheering back home. It’s a dream come true to be here, I’ve been looking forward to an opportunity like this for so long and now is the time. I’ll have fun, I’ll enjoy it and I’ll do the work.”