Source: Team Bath

Super Hero themed opening to Netball Superleague season

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England Netball have organised an amazing event in order to get the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague underway with a bang. For the first time ever, the opening round of action will see all eight teams do battle over four matches at one venue. Super Saturday will take place on Saturday 30th January at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. Tickets will go on general sale this Friday 25 September at 11am through Sky Tickets where 1 ticket will give access to all 4 games.

The event will be Superhero themed and spectators are encouraged to dress up in their team colours and join in with the spirit of the celebration of the heroes of the Vitality Netball Superleague.

The action starts at 2pm with last year’s runners-up Hertfordshire Mavericks facing Celtic Dragons. Two hours later Yorkshire Jets tackle Loughborough Lightning followed by Manchester Thunder (Dan Ryan taking charge for the first time) against Team Northumbria from 6pm.

At 8pm reigning Champions Surrey Storm finish off the day with a mouth-watering match-up against the returning Anna Stembridge (nee Mayes) and her Team Bath side.

That is just the start of what is expected to be another hotly contested chase for the title. There will be fourteen rounds of regular season action played out over twelve weeks.

All teams will be aiming to reach the Grand Final on May 7th when the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague Champions will be crowned.

Monday nights will once again see netball take over on Sky Sports as they dedicate this time slot for a live clash, every single week of the VNSL season.

All 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague fixtures

Round 1 – Super Saturday

Celtic Dragons v Hertfordshire Mavericks – Saturday 30th January, 2pm

Yorkshire Jets v Loughborough Lightning – Saturday 30th January, 4pm

Manchester Thunder v Team Northumbria – Saturday 30th January, 6pm

Team Bath v Surrey Storm – Saturday 30th January, 8pm

Round 2

Yorkshire Jets v Team Bath – Monday 1st February, 7:45pm

Surrey Storm v Team Northumbria – Friday 5th February, 7:30pm

Manchester Thunder v Celtic Dragons – Saturday 6th February, 5pm

Hertfordshire Mavericks v Loughborough Lightning – Saturday 6th February, 6:30pm

Round 3

Team Northumbria v Hertfordshire Mavericks – Monday 8th February, 7:45pm

Team Bath v Manchester Thunder – Friday 12th February, 7:45pm

Loughborough Lightning v Celtic Dragons – Saturday 13th February, 6pm

Surrey Storm v Yorkshire Jets – Saturday 13th February, 7pm

Round 4

Loughborough Lightning v Manchester Thunder – Monday 15th February, 7:45pm

Team Bath v Team Northumbria – Friday 19th February, 7:45pm

Yorkshire Jets v Hertfordshire Mavericks – Saturday 20th February, 4pm

Surrey Storm v Celtic Dragons – Saturday 20th February, 7pm

Round 5

Team Northumbria v Yorkshire Jets – Monday 22nd February, 7:45pm

Celtic Dragons v Team Bath – Saturday 27th February, 4pm

Loughborough Lightning v Surrey Storm – Saturday 27th February, 6pm

Hertfordshire Mavericks v Manchester Thunder – Saturday 27th February, 6:30pm


Round 6

Manchester Thunder v Surrey Storm – Monday 29th February, 7:45pm

Team Bath v Hertfordshire Mavericks – Monday 29th February, 7:45pm

Team Northumbria v Loughborough Lightning – Monday 29th February, 7:45pm

Yorkshire Jets v Celtic Dragons – Monday 29th February, 7:45pm

Round 7

Celtic Dragons v Team Northumbria – Friday 4th March, 7pm

Team Bath v Loughborough Lightning – Friday 4th March, 7:45pm

Yorkshire Jets v Manchester Thunder – Saturday 5th March, 4pm

Surrey Storm v Hertfordshire Mavericks – Saturday 5th March, 6pm

Round 8

Hertfordshire Mavericks v Celtic Dragons, Monday 7th March, 7:45pm

Loughborough Lightning v Yorkshire Jets, Saturday 12th March 6pm

Team Northumbria v Manchester Thunder, Saturday 12th March, 6:30pm

Surrey Storm v Team Bath – Saturday 12th March, 7pm

Round 9

Team Northumbria v Surrey Storm – Monday 14th March, 7:45pm

Team Bath v Yorkshire Jets – Friday 18th March, 7:45pm

Celtic Dragons v Manchester Thunder – Saturday 19th March, 7pm

Loughborough Lightning v Hertfordshire Mavericks – Monday 28th March, 4pm*

*rearranged fixture

Round 10

Celtic Dragons v Loughborough Lightning – Monday 21st March, 7:45pm

Hertfordshire Mavericks v Team Northumbria – Saturday 26th March, 4pm

Yorkshire Jets v Surrey Storm – Saturday 26th March, 4pm

Manchester Thunder v Team Bath – Saturday 26th March, 5pm


Round 11

Team Bath v Celtic Dragons – Monday 28th March, 7:45pm

Yorkshire Jets v Team Northumbria – Saturday 2nd April, 4pm

Manchester Thunder v Hertfordshire Mavericks – Saturday 2nd April, 5pm

Surrey Storm v Loughborough Lightning – Saturday 2nd April, 7pm

Round 12

Hertfordshire Mavericks v Yorkshire Jets – Monday 4th April, 7:45pm

Celtic Dragons v Surrey Storm – Saturday 9th April, 4pm

Manchester Thunder v Loughborough Lightning – Saturday 9th April, 5pm

Team Northumbria v Team Bath – Saturday 9th April, 6:30pm

Round 13

Loughborough Lightning v Team Northumbria – Monday 11th April, 7:45pm

Celtic Dragons v Yorkshire Jets – Saturday 16th April, 4pm

Hertfordshire Mavericks v Team Bath – Saturday 16th April, 6:30pm

Surrey Storm v Manchester Thunder – Saturday 16th April, 7pm

Round 14

Manchester Thunder v Yorkshire Jets – Monday 18th April, 7:45pm

Loughborough Lightning v Team Bath – Saturday 23rd April, 6pm

Hertfordshire Mavericks v Surrey Storm – Saturday 23rd April, 6:30pm

Team Northumbria v Celtic Dragons – Saturday 23rd April, 6:30pm


To be confirmed once semi-final line-up is completed

2016 Vitality Netball Superleague Grand Final

Winner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2, Saturday 7th May