Rounds 17 and 18 marked the first time the Vitality Netball Superleague was able to welcome crowds in over 400 days. A few hundred lucky fans, including some of your Netball Scoop UK team, were able to head to London’s Copper Box Arena to witness ten thrilling encounters, which had a significant impact on the remainder of the season and who would take the last remaining spot in finals.
As her career has progressed, Stacey Francis has become an outstanding advocate for other athletes, in part through her work in the Player's Association and as a Pride House Ambassador. Stacey discusses her role as an athlete, her support for the LGBTQ+ community, and her very special, albeit Covid impacted, wedding.
Throughout her life, Pam Cookey has balanced a punishing schedule of netball, study and work. Along the way she's overcome three serious injuries and personal loss to become one of the English Roses' most loved and decorated athletes.
After sixteen rounds of the Vitality Netball SuperLeague, two teams have secured their spot in the semi finals. With a sixteen goal win over Surrey Storm, Team Bath were the first to book their finals ticket and can no longer finish outside the top four after securing fifteen wins from sixteen games so far this season.
It was business as usual in Round 15 of the Vitality Netball SuperLeague for our top four teams, with Team Bath, Manchester Thunder, Loughborough Lightning and Wasps all putting another three points on the board and increasing the distance between them and their competitors.
It's been a meteoric rise for Donnell Wallam, but the sharp shooter from country Western Australia is taking it all in her stride. And while she's currently a long way from home - playing with the Leeds Rhinos in the Vitality Netball Superleague, Donnell's family and heritage are never far from her mind.
Rounds 13 and 14 gave us another double header weekend at the Copperbox, with all eleven teams taking to the East London court. There were huge match ups throughout the weekend, with many teams taking on their ladder neighbours, giving us plenty of movement across the board.
There are many motivators and barriers for teenagers who participate in sport. And who better to discuss these issues than another teenager. Sophie Radcliffe chatted with a wide range of teens about to find out what they enjoyed, what they didn't, and why it's so important for them to play sport.
The Copperbox, also dubbed the home of England Netball, gave us the same bright lights, incredible graphics and professional feel that we saw in Wakefield and it is a true testament to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes from everyone involved with the league
Towera Vinkhumbo has battled the odds to become a dual code athlete for Malawi. From her first game for the national soccer team at the age of 13, to leading the Vitality Netball SuperLeague for defensive statistics this season, she's drawn inspiration from her family, teammates, a very special coach, and especially her faith.