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Get Your Tips In- VNSL Edition

This Saturday kicks off the Vitality Netball Superleague for another year and the competition has never been closer. After a banner signing period that saw some big player moves and some world-class stars returning to the league, this season looks to be an exciting and thrilling display of netball.

The Netball Post has pulled together some A-Class analysts and netball fanatics to give their tips for the upcoming season.

Katherine Talbot
UK Lead,
The Netball Post  

Top Four
Loughborough Lightning Manchester Thunder
Team Bath
Strathclyde Sirens

Premiership Winner
Lightning to defeat Thunder in the grand final.  

Comment
“Prediction: The season will be closer than ever with less of a gap between all teams, however I think Thunder and Lightning will dominate the season. I think the 4th position will be a close race again with anyone from Sirens, Mavericks, Pulse or Rhinos possibilities for making it [I] am excited to see the impacts of the new coaches in the league- Tracey Robinson at Rhinos, Dannii Titmuss-Morris at Dragons and Victoria Burgess at Lightning.”
Sarah Quinn
UK-based Contributor,
The Netball Post  

Top Four
Team Bath
Manchester Thunder Loughborough Lightning Strathclyde Sirens  

Premiership Winner
Manchester Thunder to take the title.  

Comment
“I am excited for this to be an extremely competitive season. There have been many interesting moves in the off-season with strong teams adding further to their depth and teams who finished further down the ladder making lots of very exciting signings.”

Charlotte Burns
Content Manager,
The Netball Post  

Top Four
Manchester Thunder
Saracen Mavericks
Team Bath
Loughborough Lightning  

Premiership Winner
Saracens defeat Team Bath in the grand final.

Comment
“Saracens probably have the team that has got the most talent and the right coach – they will be a little a bit of a dark horse so if they can pull it together watch out. I think this season will be similar to the ANZ- the tightest it’s ever been because UK netball has so much talent and depth it’s unreal. I also think Wales and Scotland teams might surprise us at the Comm Games if they can keep up with the teams in the VNSL.”
Fayth Doherty
New Zealand Lead,
The Netball Post

Top Four
Manchester Thunder
Team Bath
Loughborough Lightning Strathclyde Sirens  

Premiership Winner
Thunder to defeat Team Bath in the grand final.  

Comment
“Watch out for the Celtic Dragons. With a new coach, squad and brand I can see them improving on their results from last season and challenging many other teams”
Joey Nicita
Editor, The Netball Post
Top Four:
Loughborough Lightning
Manchester Thunder
Team Bath
Leeds Rhinos

Premiership Winner
Loughborough back to back

Comment
“It’s going to be a fiercer season than ever before and come down to which team’s impact players are able to break the Lightning defence”
Jeff Knott
UK-based Contributor,
The Netball Post  

Top Four
1. Manchester Thunder 
2. Team Bath 
3. London Pulse 
4. Strathclyde Sirens   

Premiership Winner
Manchester Thunder to defeat Team Bath.  

Comment
“One to Watch – Funmi Fadoju –A one woman highlight reel last season, this feels like the year the Pulse defender could make the leap into one of the league’s best. The Roses version of Shamera Sterling?”
Steph Kilpatrick
Aus-based Contributor,
The Netball Post  

Top Four
Team Bath
Manchester Thunder Loughborough Lightning Strathclyde Sirens  

Premiership Winner
Team Bath to take the trophy in a 2021 rematch with Loughborough Lightning.

Comment
“With Commonwealth Games looming, players will be looking to prove they deserve to be in their nation’s top 12 players. This will make it interesting to see who is getting court time where, during their final bid for a national spot. Wasps also had a very average signing period and below par performance at the Rise Again Festival- I’ll be keeping my eye on them to see if they can buck the early signs that they’ll be a bottom ranking team this season”

Don’t miss a moment of the action! All ten games from the Season Opener weekend will be live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports YouTube.

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