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The Rise and Rise of netball

It is now the norm when driving along any of the major Manchester roads to see the players from Manchester Thunder beaming down to the good people of Manchester from the giant hoardings advertising a forthcoming fixture. The advertising medium once the preserve of the premiership football giants is really  embedding our sport into the nations psyche. Barry Hearn […]

Daily Telegraph Out Of Touch On Netball ?

An article penned by Sally Peck in Fridays edition of the Daily Telegraph blames the child obesity crisis on netball ! Her reasoning is the game apparently still has the ‘Joyce Grenfell, jolly hockey sticks’ image. Apparently when asked to name their favourite sports netball ranked in the forty first in their preferences. She went […]

Thunder Nick The Netball Superleague Final

Surrey Storm, who were unbeaten over the entire Superleague season, fell at the last hurdle to Manchester Thunder in a thrilling game that ended 49-48. Helen Housby showed nerve and quality of the highest level to net the last point from a fantastic Thunder turnover. Surrey, who have been trophy-less for five years, must have really […]

Netball Stamps Its Mark

Netball has it licked! The profile of netball has risen higher with the announcement of a commemorative stamp featuring the images of current England squad players. The news coincides with the hundred-day countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow.  

Surrey Storm End A Netball Superleague Season Of Dominance

Surrey Storm beat Team Northumbria 69-43 to cement their unbeaten run. They now have to focus on the semi-final playoffs, which is the next step towards what might become a season of total supremacy on the court. On Monday 21st April Surrey host the Mavericks, while Manchester Thunder host current champions Bath. The final will […]

Bath Turn The Heat Up On Thunder

Bath triumphed against Manchester Thunder to narrow the gap to two points in the Superleague. England’s Pamela Cookey sealed the victory after Manchester reduced the deficit to two points. Thunder still hold a massive goal difference of +62, which might prove important as the season comes to an end.  

Honours Even

In a pulsating game, Superleague leaders Surrey Storm were held 46-46 by Manchester Thunder. A thrilling final quarter saw Storm seemingly seal a victory when Tamsin Greenaway netted, only for Helen Housby to level with just two seconds left on the clock.

Commonwealth Games Netball Draw

Scotland avoided the other home nations in the draw for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which will be held in Glasgow during May. England and Wales share the same group as Australia. Details of the full schedule and ticket pricing is here. The A and B pools are:   Pool A Pool B New Zealand Australia Jamaica England Malawi South […]