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NPL Tournament preview Rivalries are set to be reignited when the 2018 NPL Tournament takes place from the 26th to 29th July at the University of Nottingham! The reigning champions in all three categories – Manchester Thunder (U17 and U19) and Loughborough Lightning (U21) – will be back and determined to defend their titles over the four days of competition.


U17 Manchester Thunder battled their way through the U17 tournament and fought off fierce competition to take the title in 2017. Yorkshire Netball will be out for revenge and to go one better after losing out 32-23 in last year’s final. Interestingly, the score in the third/fourth play-off was also 32-23 with London Pulse triumphing against Mavericks to win the bronze medal. Both sides will return with the aim of making it all the way to the title decider. A total of 11 teams will battle it out in the U17 category.
U19 Similarly in the U19s category in 2017, it was Manchester Thunder and Yorkshire Netball who reached the final. Yorkshire Netball once again finished as runners-up after losing 51-32. Thunder will be keen to defend their crown and take bragging rights back to the North West. Everyone will be out to make their mark and impress with plenty of exciting up-and-coming young players on show. 10 teams will vie to come out on top in the U19 age group.
U21 The U21 final in 2017 was an absolute nail-biter with extra time required to separate Loughborough Lightning and benecosMavericks. It was Lightning who rose to the occasion and claimed gold by just two goals with the final score at 50-48. Strong squads have already been named for the tournament, including England Netball Futures duo Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Paige Reed in the Team Bath set-up. Expect even more tension, drama and exhilarating netball as eight teams contest the U21 title in 2018.
Competing Teams 
U17s U19s U21s
Mavericks Mavericks   Mavericks
London Pulse   Loughborough Lightning   Loughborough Lightning  
Loughborough Lightning   Manchester Thunder   Manchester Thunder  
Manchester Thunder   Severn Stars   Severn Stars  
Severn Stars   Surrey Storm   Surrey Storm  
Surrey Storm   Team Bath   Team Bath  
Team Bath   Team Northumbria   Team Northumbria  
Team Northumbria   London Pulse   Wasps Netball
Wales   Wasps Netball  
Wasps Netball   Yorkshire Netball
Yorkshire Netball  
 
For further information, download the Event Schedule and Event Information Pack. If you can’t make it to the University of Nottingham, you can follow updates from the NPL Tournament on Twitter at @EnglandNetball.
Squad Information (Updated as of 25/07)   London Pulse Loughborough Lightning Manchester Thunder benecosMavericks Severn Stars Surrey Storm Team Bath Team Northumbria Wales Wasps Netball Yorkshire  

NPL Tournament preview

Rivalries are set to be reignited when the 2018 NPL Tournament takes place from the 26th to 29th July at the University of Nottingham!

The reigning champions in all three categories – Manchester Thunder (U17 and U19) and Loughborough Lightning (U21) – will be back and determined to defend their titles over the four days of competition.


U17

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Manchester Thunder battled their way through the U17 tournament and fought off fierce competition to take the title in 2017.

Yorkshire Netball will be out for revenge and to go one better after losing out 32-23 in last year’s final.

Interestingly, the score in the third/fourth play-off was also 32-23 with London Pulse triumphing against Mavericks to win the bronze medal.

Both sides will return with the aim of making it all the way to the title decider.

A total of 11 teams will battle it out in the U17 category.


U19

Similarly in the U19s category in 2017, it was Manchester Thunder and Yorkshire Netball who reached the final.

Yorkshire Netball once again finished as runners-up after losing 51-32.

Thunder will be keen to defend their crown and take bragging rights back to the North West.

Everyone will be out to make their mark and impress with plenty of exciting up-and-coming young players on show.

10 teams will vie to come out on top in the U19 age group.


U21

The U21 final in 2017 was an absolute nail-biter with extra time required to separate Loughborough Lightning and benecosMavericks.

It was Lightning who rose to the occasion and claimed gold by just two goals with the final score at 50-48.

Strong squads have already been named for the tournament, including England Netball Futures duo Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Paige Reed in the Team Bath set-up.

Expect even more tension, drama and exhilarating netball as eight teams contest the U21 title in 2018.


Competing Teams 

U17s U19s U21s
Mavericks Mavericks

 

Mavericks
London Pulse

 

Loughborough Lightning

 

Loughborough Lightning

 

Loughborough Lightning

 

Manchester Thunder

 

Manchester Thunder

 

Manchester Thunder

 

Severn Stars

 

Severn Stars

 

Severn Stars

 

Surrey Storm

 

Surrey Storm

 

Surrey Storm

 

Team Bath

 

Team Bath

 

Team Bath

 

Team Northumbria

 

Team Northumbria

 

Team Northumbria

 

London Pulse

 

Wasps Netball
Wales

 

Wasps Netball

 

Wasps Netball

 

Yorkshire Netball
Yorkshire Netball

 

 


For further information, download the Event Schedule and Event Information Pack.

If you can’t make it to the University of Nottingham, you can follow updates from the NPL Tournament on Twitter at @EnglandNetball.


Squad Information

(Updated as of 25/07)

 

London Pulse

Loughborough Lightning

Manchester Thunder

benecosMavericks

Severn Stars

Surrey Storm

Team Bath

Team Northumbria

Wales

Wasps Netball

Yorkshire

 

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