London’s Copper Box Arena will play host to the Netball Superleague’s biggest ever match this Saturday, as Surrey Storm and Hertfordshire Mavericks go head-to-head at Netball London Live 2015.
Over 5,500 fans will form a sell-out crowd at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 7th March as two of the Superleague’s biggest rivals hit the court for round 7 of the 2015 season. A total of five England internationals will be playing across both sides, including Storm shooters Pamela Cookey and Rachel Dunn, player-coach Tamsin Greenway and infamous Mavericks siblings Sasha and Kadeen Corbin.
With Mavericks sitting 3rd in the table and Storm 2nd, Saturday’s result could have a huge impact on league positions heading into the season’s mid-way point.
Coach Greenway said: “Last year’s match was one of the most exciting games I have ever played in and every single one of us came away saying how special it was. To say that we will be playing in front of a sold out crowd at an Olympic venue is incredible. It’s not only unique for the players but for the fans too. Netball London Live is a prime example of the rapid growth of the sport in the UK, both from a spectator and a participation perspective.”
Netball London Live 2014 saw Surrey Storm take the spoils in a nail-biting encounter in front of 3151 fans plus thousands watching at home on Sky Sports, with the hosts taking a 52-50 victory to continue their unbeaten run.
This year’s event will once again be broadcast on Sky Sports, with live coverage starting at 5.30pm on Sky Sports 3.
The event will also see the National Performance League (youth) sides from both teams take to the court in a friendly, with the first centre-pass at 3.15pm as a warm up to the Superleague match at 6pm.