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January 28, 2016 by Surrey Storm

Preview: Storm take on Bath at Super Saturday

Surrey Storm Netball kick off their 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season on Saturday evening with a tie against rivals Team Bath at Birmingham’s Genting Arena.

Team Bath vs Surrey Storm
2016 Vitality Netball Superleague Round 1
Saturday 30th January 2016
8pm centre-pass
Click here to buy tickets online

The Opposition

The nation’s most successful Superleague outfit head into the 2016 season with eyes on securing their 6th league title and continue to develop an impressive pedigree of netball talent, with 8 of the bronze medal 2015 World Cup winning squad having played for Team Bath.

Attracting more than 9000 spectators to the University of Bath Sports Training Village for matches during the 2015 season, the former champions will once again welcome big crowds to the West Country this year as they work with a fresh, title-challenging squad.

The Ones to Watch

England international Eboni-Beckford Chambers arrived in Bath during the pre-season period to take the captain’s armband, while South African World Cup stars Lenize Potgeiter and Karla Mostert add more valuable experience to their young squad.

The Squad

Head Coach Kathryn Ratnapala will have a full squad of players to choose from for Saturday’s season opener, including new signings Sophia Candappa and Yamsin Parsons and NPL graduates Rhea Dixon, Elsa Wakeman and Francesca Williams.

Storm fans could also get the chance to welcome Mikki Austin back to the court as she continues her recovery from an injury which saw her sit out of half of the 2015 season.

Tickets and Coverage

Limited Super Saturday tickets are still available online – click here to buy now.

Fans can tune into live coverage of all four games from the opening round of fixtures from 1.30pm on Sky Sports 2, with Storm taking on Bath at 8pm.

We will also have updates and content throughout the day on Storm’s official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.

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