Vitality Netball Superleague to be played inside two ‘centralised’ hubs

The Vitality Netball Superleague will bring its entire competition to two ‘centralised’ hubs to ensure there will be no stopping Europe’s premier netball competition.

The 11-team competition will take centre court for the first time on Friday, 12 February (UK time) behind closed doors in Wakefield – the league’s first-ever hub.

The competition will then move the famous CopperBox Arena in London from round 10 until the season concludes on Sunday 27 June.

Given the ‘behind-closed-doors’ nature of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all matches will be televised or streamed live on Sky Sports for the first time in the league’s history.

London Pulse CEO and Head Coach Sam Bird said despite all the challenges and the cancellation of season 2020, her side was excited to get back on the court for its first match against Surrey Storm on February 13.

“Before the premature end to the 2020 season, this squad was able to show the exciting and dynamic style of netball that we can produce,” she said of her side who were undefeated when play was abruptly ended.

“Whilst the off-season has been long, we have used our time together as a squad to build on that determination and develop as a team.  We may still be a young team in this league but have no doubt about it – we believe we can be contenders.

“We are disappointed to not have our fans courtside this season, we are delighted that we will be bringing netball back to our iconic home, the CopperBox Arena, and that our fans will have access to all matches via Sky Sports, and of course our social media channels.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of our supporters, members, contributors, and partners for the part they have played in helping us return to court ready to represent London and show the netball world exactly what we are made of.”

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