New U19 NPL season starts this weekend!

The revamped Netball Performance League starts this weekend!

The U19 arm of the competition consists of 10 teams of players aged under 19. The 10 teams are made up of the eight English Superleague teams and two additional invited teams – for 2017 these will be London Pulse and Yorkshire Youth.

The players involved in the competition are in the athlete pathway for progression to possibly become future stars of the Vitality Netball Superleague.

This year’s league will be made up of two stages; Stage One will be a single round robin competition with teams spilt into two groups (North and South) and Stage Two comprises Cross Sectional Playoffs with an teams receiving an overall placing.

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Meaning the table you see on the website is simply a reflection of the results across the board as the North and South are split into divisions.

The NPL homepage will be updated each week with a spreadsheet containing the North and South division results and placings.

There are four new sides joining the competition for 2017 and you can learn more on the NPL section of the website.

The action all kicks off on the 21st January (TOMORROW!) at 2.30pm as Surrey Storm host London Pulse at Surrey Sports Park.

Elsewhere, Manchester Thunder welcome Loughborough Lightning while Wasps Netball take on Yorkshire.

The final fixture of the day sees Team Bath travel to Hertfordshire Mavericks at 7.30pm.

The next four rounds of competition are available to view on the fixtures page.

You can keep updated with this exciting new season packed with the best young netballing talent the country has to offer as it unfolds here.

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