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George Fisher wins inaugural Vitality Player of the Month Award

We are delighted to introduce the Vitality Player of the Month Award that will run through the 2019 season. This will be a monthly award to recognise individual performances over a calendar month.

The January 2019, and first ever, winner of the award is George Fisher.

With Fisher leading the attack, Saracens Mavericks finished January as the league’s highest scorers. Fisher has formed a strong partnership with Kadeen Corbin, together putting defences on the back foot and helping to fire Saracens into early contention to finish in the top four.

In the second game of the season against Surrey Storm, Fisher finished the game with her shooting stats sitting at a sensational 98% success rate – only missing one shot out of the 44 she took.

The 20-year-old Vitality Rose mainly features as goal shooter but can also play at goal attack. She has also played for Turnford Netball Club and Wasps Netball.

You can see George and her Saracens Mavericks teammates in action on Monday as they travel to her former team and defending champions, Wasps Netball. The fixture will be live on Sky Sports and coverage starts at 6:45pm.

Their next home game is on Saturday 16th February against Team Bath. You can buy tickets here: https://www.mavericksnetball.co.uk/tickets/buy-match-tickets/

Tickets are also now available for the Vitality Netball Superleague Big Easter Weekend!

Make sure you’re following the Vitality Netball Superleague on Twitter for the latest news and updates!

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George Fisher Signs with benecosMavericks

England Netball star George Fisher has signed for benecosMavericks for the 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague season.

George Fisher began her netball career with Mavericks Youth U19 NPL squad when she was 13 and made her VNSL debut in the 2015/16 season.

Following two title-winning seasons with Wasps Netball, George is returning home to benecosMavericks.

George will also shortly be joining the England Roses squad in New Zealand for the Fast5 competition and in Jamaica for the upcoming test series against the Sunshine Girls.

George had this to say about returning to benecosMavericks: “I’m really excited about coming back to Mavericks as it is the place where I started my netball career and where I realised netball was a true passion of mine.

“It’s always been like home for me as I started playing here when I was only 13.”

“I have loved my last two years at Wasps and have learnt so much about my sport, winning two Vitality Netball Superleague titles was amazing and it was incredible to be part of the start of something but I feel now is the right time for me to be coming home and I’m excited about what this season could bring.”

George scored almost 600 goals in the 2018 VNSL season and benecosMavericks’ Director of Netball, Kathryn Ratnapala is excited about what she can bring to the team: “I’m absolutely thrilled that George has made the decision to come home to Mavericks.

“She has always been a star in our eyes and we are excited to get her back into the purple and black dress and out onto court as quickly as possible.”