Netball 2nds team, captain Mildred Christianne (third from left)

University of Sunderland netball 2nds captain, Mildred Christianne, wants to lead her side again next campaign, after they finished the season six points ahead of the relegation zone.

Despite a disappointing end to their season following four consecutive defeats, Christianne wants to retain her armband.

She said: “Next year, with more commitment and maybe more players, I think we could achieve more as a team.

“I would love to captain the 2nd team again.”

The Wearsiders recorded three victories from 10 matches this campaign and the captain, who joined halfway through the campaign, admired the efforts of her teammates.

“I was impressed with our performances and we never gave up,” said Christianne.

“Due to the lack of players, three matches had to be cancelled which is disappointing.

“The players all work together and try to improve together, as a team and as an individual I’m so grateful to captain my team.”