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2017 Vitality Netball Superleague ready to launch!

The brand new Vitality Netball Superleague gets underway this evening in Hatfield as Hertfordshire Mavericks take on Team Northumbria.

The 2011 Champions, under the guidance of head coach Robyn Broughton, welcome the team from the north-east hoping to replicate the large win they secured last season at the Hertfordshire Sports Village.

Northumbria have been dealt an early blow as pre-season import Katarina Cooper is unavailable for Friday night’s clash, with Victoria Burgess coming into the squad.

A triple header follows on Saturday with a derby clash between Celtic Dragons and Team Bath starting at 4pm.

A big fixture in the East Midlands follows as 2016 runners-up Manchester Thunder travel to Loughborough Lightning.

The action comes to a close tomorrow with last year’s champions Surrey Storm hosting debutants Severn Stars in Guildford.

Round 1 is completed on Tuesday night in Glasgow as Sky Sports cover the mouth-watering contest between Sirens and Wasps Netball.

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For the 2017 campaign each team has named three reserve players which may be used on a temporary basis. Each side may also call upon a member of their U21 squad as a reserve player.

All requests for a temporary player replacement must be ratified by the Netball Superleague Board.

Reserve players for Round 1

Team Northumbria – Victoria Burgess replaces Katarina Cooper

Team Bath – Jazz Scott replaces Imogen Allison

Wasps Netball – Tamsin Greenway replaces Sophia Candappa

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Round 1 fixtures

Friday 17th February:

Mavericks v Northumbria, 7:30pm

Saturday 18th February

Dragons v Bath, 4pm

Lightning v Thunder, 6pm

Storm v Stars, 7pm

Tuesday 21st February

Sirens v Wasps, 7:45pm, LIVE on Sky Sports 2 from 7:15pm

Limited tickets remain for Super Ten at the Genting Arena on Saturday 25th February. All ten teams will be in action on one amazing day of action in the West Midlands.

You can stay up to date no matter where you are this season by downloading the fabulous new Vitality Netball Superleague app now!