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VNSL Weekly Recap: Week 2

With eleven teams gearing up for the 2021 season, the news comes thick and fast in the Vitality Netball Superleague.

We have compiled the biggest news and the best bits of social media over the last seven days to get you up to speed.

Congratulations, Eboni!

Vitality Netball Superleague icon and Vitality Rose Eboni Usoro-Brown gave birth of a healthy baby girl, Savannah, last week.

The Team Bath Netball captain took a break from the game last season when she announced her pregnancy on Instagram in February.

Social media was flooded with congratulations from fans and players alike. for Eboni and her husband John-King.

Congratulations, Eboni!

Surrey Storm are back

This week, Surrey Storm announced that a select number of players have returned to training for the first time in five months.

The Surrey outfit made their way back onto court at Surrey Sports Park for the first time since the cancelation of the 2020 season in March.

Storm are following strict safely protocols in order to facilitate this return to training following the news that netball has advanced to stage 4a of England Netball’s community roadmap.

Keep an eye on our Transfers page, Instagram and Twitter Moment to see if these select players contain potential new signings!

Tracey Neville on the Thunder way

When Manchester Thunder invited Tracey Neville onto the first episode of Thundercast, there was always going to be a story or two to tell.

The former Manchester Thunder and Vitality Roses head coach spoke about a range of topics but focussed on her time coaching at the club.

The VNSL winner spoke about the implementation of the ‘Manchester Thunder way’ during her four years as head coach and how that has helped the club to their recent success.

Make sure you listen to the first episode before the next comes out on Wednesday!

Your VNSL signing window

With the 2021 signing window now officially open, we gave the Netball Family an opportunity to see how they might fare if they were a VNSL player.

We wanted to know which team you were leaving, who you were joining, why you decided to move and how many games you’d play!

We got so many responses and each one was different. Some were joining newcomers Leeds Rhinos for the city, some were moving to Manchester Thunder to win the title, and others were joining London Pulse for their facilities!

Have you had a go yet? Head over to our Twitter and let us know how your signing window goes!

Surrey Storm join us on Superleague Social

In our fourth episode of Superleague Social, we were joined by Surrey Storm’s Mikki Austin and Yasmin Parsons to talk all things netball.

Austin and Parsons have been teammates since 2016 when the latter arrived after starting her Superleague career with Team Bath. Both won the league title that year which was a second in succession for Austin, who arrived for the 2015 campaign.

The pair discussed those title wins, the ensuing transition period, the signing window and how they met in the full episode. They also answer YOUR questions after you sent them in via social media last week.

You can watch the full episode on our website now! Be sure to get involved using #SuperleagueSocial and make sure to join us on Saturday for the next episode!

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