Netball Superleague: Strathclyde Sirens head to Copper Box looking to do the double over Severn Stars

After building momentum in the first half of the season at Wakefield, the Strathclyde Sirens are hoping to continue their run of form as the Vitality Netball Superleague moves to London’s Copper Box Arena for the remainder of the campaign.

Strathclyde Sirens goal defence Emily Nicholl in action against Wasps during last month's Vitality Super League match in Wakefield.
Strathclyde Sirens goal defence Emily Nicholl in action against Wasps during last month's Vitality Super League match in Wakefield.

The Sirens, who currently sit seventh in the table, will head to London this weekend in a confident mood as they prepare to face tenth-placed Severn Stars on Sunday (2pm).

As anticipation builds for the Scottish side, who are fast becoming the must watch team of the season, confidence and belief is high within the team as they look to record their fifth win and continue what could be their best performance in the league since forming in 2017.

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Karen Atkinson, the Sirens technical director, said: “We are really looking forward to the second half of the season. The move to the Copper Box feels like a bit of a reset, a new challenge and one that we want to attack even harder than the first.

Emily Nicholl has helped the Sirens to four wins this season in the Vitality Netball Superleague.

“We’ve had some good wins and a number of really close contests in our first match-ups. It is now about being more consistent, continuing to take our relentless style of netball to the opposition and hopefully turning some of those close match-ups into wins.”

The Sirens secured the first of their four victories so far this season when they faced off against the Stars in their second game of the Superleague back in February, winning 36-30 result. They are aiming to improve on that scoreline this weekend.

Emily Nicholl, the Sirens goal defence, said: “Now we have reached the halfway point in the season we are really excited to get to the Copper Box and take on Severn Stars once again. Teams have now had a chance to try and work each other out so it will be interesting to see how teams try to break each other down.

“Our first game against Stars was a physical, close contest and we can’t wait to get back out on court, work relentlessly for each other and ultimately get another three points on the board.”

• You can watch Strathclyde Sirens on Sky Sports YouTube channels, or follow @SirensNetball on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

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