A Vitality Netball Superleague All Stars squad has today been announced, which will see a team of 13 players take part in a three-part Vitality Netball Legends Series against England. We are particularly proud to share the news that our very own Rebekah Robinson will be representing Celtic Dragons in the All Stars team!
Taking place on Wednesday January 20 (6pm centre pass), Friday 22 January (6pm centre pass) and Sunday 24 January (6.30pm centre pass), the series will be aired by Sky across Sky Sports Mix / Sky Sports Arena and YouTube, giving netball fans a great opportunity to watch their favourite club and country players in action.
The series will be played behind closed doors in line with Government guidance relating to elite sport, with strict COVID testing and protocols in place, with player and staff safety paramount.
The Vitality Netball Superleague All Stars squad sees an incredible selection of talent from across the Vitality Netball Superleague clubs, with Severn Stars’ Liana Leota named as Captain and both Loughborough Lightning’s Sam May and Saracens Mavericks’ Jo Trip supporting her as Vice Captains.
Looking ahead to the games, All Stars Head Coach Karen Greig said: “I’m really looking forward to working with such an exciting group of athletes, as you look across the court areas we have potential for some strong units that will hopefully challenge the Vitality Roses. With athletes from various nations any impactful change will offer us different styles, which I am confident will throw challenges to the Vitality Roses within the game. I’m excited to see what this group can achieve over the three tests.”
The full squad selected for the series is as follows:
|Name||Vitality Netball Superleague team||Nation||Positions|
|Gezelle Allison||Wasps Netball||Jamaica||GA, GS|
|Caroline O’Hanlon||Manchester Thunder||Northern Ireland||C, WA|
|Gia Abernethy||Strathclyde Sirens||Australia||C, WA, WD|
|Jo Trip||Saracens Mavericks||New Zealand||GD, GK|
|Joyce Mvula||Manchester Thunder||Malawi||GS, GA|
|Liana Leota||Severn Stars||New Zealand||WA, C|
|Loreen Ngwira||Manchester Thunder||Malawi||GK, GD|
|Natalie Panagarry||Loughborough Lightning||England||C, WD|
|Rebekah Robinson||Celtic Dragons||Jamaica||GA, GS|
|Samantha May||Loughborough Lightning||Australia||GK, GD, WD|
|Summer Artman||Team Bath||England||GK|
|Yasmin Parsons||Surrey Storm||England||WA, C|
|Fionnuala Toner||Leeds Rhinos||Northern Ireland||WD, GD|
The All Stars management team is as follows:
|Karen Greig||Head Coach|
|Mel Mansfield||Assistant Coach|
|Sheonah Forbes||Assistant Coach|
|Georgina Thow||Team Manager|
|Ned Partridge||Strength and Conditioning Coach|