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2022 VNSL club preview: Strathclyde Sirens

WITH one of the most stable off-seasons of any Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) club, the Strathclyde Sirens would be hoping continuity can spur them into the top four. Finishing sixth last season, the Sirens were just four points off a finals spot, and had a couple of draws with some mid-table rivals that would have […]

McCall stars as Scotland go back-to-back

SCOTLAND has gone back-to-back over Barbados with another impressive win in the second and final test of the series. The Thistles backed up their 43-goal game one win over the Bajan Gems with an almost as impressive 39-goal triumph in the game overnight. The danger signs were there from the first term once again, but […]

Thistles bloom to dominate opening test with Barbados

IT was a performance that ex-Diamonds coach and commentator Lisa Alexander deemed worthy of a “top five” nation. Scotland fans were certainly able to head home happy after their Thistles dominated Barbados by 42 goals in the first of two tests between the nations. The eighth ranked nation under coach Tamsin Greenway never looked like […]

2022 VNSL lists: Part 2

A HUGE month of Vitality Netball Superleague list-building is now done and dusted, with the signing period complete and all 11 franchises creating exciting new-look teams and boasting some huge names. In the second edition of our VNSL 2022 team list articles, we run through the last five teams in alphabetical order and the newcomers […]

VNSL 2021: Round 10/11 preview – Ladder heating up at midway point of season

A THIRD double round of Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) action is up this weekend, with Round 10/11 set to provide some cracking matches that are sure to test sides now that we have reached the midway point of the season. Whilst a clean-cut top five has emerged, a number of teams are jostling for the […]

VNSL 2021: Round 7 preview – Lightning earns week off as ladder heats up

THE Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) competition continues to heat up, with plenty at stake as we head into Round 7. One of the flag favourites in Loughborough Lightning has been afforded the break this round, while Strathclyde Sirens and Team Bath are the only teams that will play two matches this weekend with back-to-back Sunday […]

VNSL 2021: Round 5/6 – Sunday & Monday wraps

VITALITY Netball Superleague (VNSL) Round 5/6 continued on the weekend, with a couple of sides taking the court for the first time this round and the first draw for the year playing out between Strathclyde Sirens and Saracens Mavericks. London Pulse finally got its name in lights, no longer sitting winless after a victory over […]

VNSL 2021: Round 5/6 preview -Another double round of action as VNSL ladder heats up

AFTER a week off, the combined Round 5/6 of the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) is set to kick off on Friday night. Manchester Thunder and Team Bath look to keep their undefeated record intact while Loughborough Lightning will be eager to remain atop the ladder with another win. The Saracens Mavericks and Celtic Dragons are […]

2021 VNSL: Team of the Week – Round 4

ROUND 4 of the Vitality Netball Superleague saw plenty of close contests and impressive performances from individuals making the task for Draft Central to create a Team of the Week tricky. A number of big wins highlighted the round of netball with Loughborough Lightning, Wasps Netball, Saracens Mavericks and Manchester Thunder all flexing their muscles […]

VNSL 2021: Round 4 – Sunday wrap

THE beginning of Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) Round 4 saw a number of blowouts as the Thunder, Wasps and Lightning flexed their muscles as serious contenders for the 2021 season. Two more matches will take place to complete the round, with the Lightning and Stars handed a chance to add another win to their respective […]

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