2024 Netball Super League Preview – Severn Stars

THE 2024 Netball Super League season is almost upon us, and to celebrate the build up to the season, Rookie Me Central will be previewing each of the 10 competing teams and seeing how this year might unfold for them.

Season 2023 was not a spectacular season for the Severn Stars. A mid table finish is no doubt leaving Jo Trip and her charges with plenty of hunger and ambition heading into season 2024.

The added bonus for the Stars is that most of their 2023 regular starters are still at the club, so that list continuity that been hard to come by in general across the league is strong with the team.

The area that has seen the most amount of changes is the shooting end.

Only Sigrid Burger remains from the shooting contingent from last season, and she is joined this season by her South African team mate Lefébre Rademan, former Bath star Betsy Creak and former Lightning Suzie Liverseidge.

Although last year Trip stuck with Burger and Grace Namana through the season as her starting combination, this year that choice may not be so obvious. Rademan is an international level shooter, but is not long off an ACL injury. Creak is a solid shooter under the post and will be looking to continue where she left off at the end of 2023, while Liverseidge has made the move across very much keen for some more game time, and will not see her move go to waste.

Moving through to the midcourt, and there will be certainly be plenty of competition for court time amongst this group.

Jessica Shaw and Gabby Marshall were both regular starters last season, but new faces Ashleigh Dekker and Niamh Cooper are sure to make sure they have to earn that time this season. One thing that will also be in abundance for Trip and her coaches will be options, plenty of which can be used as secret weapons as they have not been seen on the court before.

Moving through to the defence end, and there is not too much change up this end. Lucy Herdman has departed, but in her place comes in Welsh international Ella Powell-Davies. Coming off a strong season in 2023, she is likely to get a starting role, perhaps alongside her coach.

This means that Rebekah Airey and Jasmine Brown are going to have to really fight to get some much wanted court time this season.

Severn Stars 2024 Squad

Sigi Burger, Jo Trip, Jess Shaw, Gabby Marshall, Rebekah Airey, Jasmine Brown, Betsy Creak, Suzie Liverseidge, Lefébre Rademan, Ella Powell-Davies, Ashleigh Dekker and Niamh Cooper

Training Partners: Ruth Hughes, Lily Smith and Jess Haynes

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