It’s been quite the week in the Vitality Netball Superleague. We’ve had a postponed match, two cancelled matches and the adherence to a pre-season agreement between clubs that determined the outcome of the most exciting race for finals since the League’s inception.
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.
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.
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
Contributors - Zara Collings, Bethany Lord, Eve Corbett, Rona Hunnisett, Iona St Joseph & Ian Harkin Top teams leave Wakefield as winners by Zara Collings Rounds ten and eleven marked the end of the Vitality Netball SuperLeague’s stay in Wakefield, rounding out an incredible 60 matches at the venue. Whilst the weekend’s fixtures generated
Contributors - Zara Collings, Eve Cobbett, Iona St Joseph & Ian Harkin The mighty fall (a little) By Zara Collings I say this every single week, but what a weekend of Netball from the Vitality Netball Superleague. Round nine has well and truly shaken up the top four and the competition has been heating
Contributors - Zara Collings, Rona Hunnisett, Eve Cobbett and Ian Harkin Defence is on top... By Zara Collings Round eight was the round for the defenders, with some incredible defensive performances across all six games of the round. A common conversation throughout the season has been how each team’s attacking units stand up to