Ian HarkinModeratorFebruary 16, 2021 at 6:18 pmPost count: 6656
Rounds 1 & 2
After 335 days, the Vitality Netball Superleague really did come back with a bang this weekend as eleven teams took to court across a bumper 10 matches, all of which were live streamed on the Sky Sports YouTube channel in a historical first for the league. With 12 minute quarters, match day squads of 12 and the potential for games to end in a draw, the rules were slightly different this year, but the intensity brought to the court most certainly was not. Whilst we saw a few teams show some first match nerves, the joy and excitement of being back on court was clear.
England NetballJinxiboParticipantFebruary 17, 2021 at 6:15 amPost count: 564
What a great read!
And stats, we finally have some stats for VSNL.
Thank you, Zara Collings, Iona St Joseph, Bethany Lord, Daisy Cotterill, Eve Cobbett, Rona Hunnisett and Ian Harkin for putting this together.
Now I have something else look forward to in these days of never ending lockdown.ZaraParticipantFebruary 17, 2021 at 7:14 amPost count: 235
So glad you liked it Jinxibo!
All of twitter has gone wild for the stats, you really would have hoped the stats would be more widely published but alasIan HarkinModeratorFebruary 17, 2021 at 7:31 amPost count: 6656
England Netball really need their own version of Champion Data.ZaraParticipantFebruary 17, 2021 at 9:07 amPost count: 235
This would be a miracle 🙌🏼
Now all the games are being streamed and audience numbers this weekend seem pretty high, we can only hope investments are made into this kind of thing. Seems so simple but would be such a big step forward for the leagueIan HarkinModeratorFebruary 20, 2021 at 5:49 pmPost count: 6656
For those outside the UK and NZ not able to watch the full coverage, there are some short highlights videos of some of the games from last weekend on the England Netball YouTube page.Ian HarkinModeratorFebruary 24, 2021 at 1:26 amPost count: 6656
After being spoiled with a double header weekend to kick off the season, I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling like we had a long wait until Round 3 got going on Sunday, with Storm taking on Rhinos in the first match. With the mid-week announcement that key shooter Donnell Wallam would miss a significant portion of the season due to fracturing her radius bone and that co-captain Fi Toner and starting goal keeper Tuaine Keenan would not be available for a number of weeks, there was some uncertainty as to how Rhinos would go without three of their starting seven players. Taking to court with grit, determination and an impressive commitment to their game plan, Rhino’s again proved they were a real force to be reckoned with in 2021.
Photo: Ben Lumley/England Netball
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