Last season: 2nd place, Premier League 2
Based: Taverham Hall School, Norwich
Key Player: Hannah Knight
One to Watch: Steffi Burt
What they say: “This is an amazing achievement for the club. There has never been a question about us in terms of our skills or netball ability but it will be more about whether we can make the step up in terms of the physical challenge. Superleague isn’t an option for the majority of our players due to our location but that’s not to say we don’t have the calibre of players that could compete at that level. The squad has grown as a unit since our promotion to Premier League 2 in 2007 and we’ve managed to retain a core of players with new members complementing them. We have a good mix of youth and experience and will look to take every game as it comes and see it as an opportunity to show people what we can do. We’re confident that on our day we can mix it with the best of them.”
Prediction: A fantastic season in Premier League 2 sees Thoroughbreds compete at this level for the first time in the club’s history. The physicality of this league will be a challenge for the team and the lack of experience will need to be counteracted with eagerness and exuberance. If Thoroughbreds can keep momentum on their side they could be a challenge for most opposition, but if they get overawed in their new surroundings, a difficult season lies ahead.