Vitality Roses win Vitality Netball Superleague Awards

Layla Guscoth, Eleanor Cardwell and Funmi Fadoju have scooped the top prizes at the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) Awards with five Vitality Roses named in the All Star VII.

The England internationals’ outstanding performances were recognised as part of the annual event used to commemorate the league’s best performers.

Vitality Player of the Season is the top individual prize in the VNSL Awards and this season, Team Bath defender Layla Guscoth took the accolade following on from England teammate Beth Cobden who won in 2020.

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The Vitality Rose finished the regular season second in the league for intercepts (59). She also recorded 96 turnovers and 76 deflections as she helped her side to a top four finish.

Manchester Thunder’s Eleanor Cardwell scooped two awards, firstly taking home Sky Sports Fans’ Player of the Season.

The goal attack / goal shooter, who finished the regular season fourth for goals with 584, was also named Players’ Player of the Season by her fellow professionals.

Funmi Fadoju won the Young Player of the Season award for the second year in a row.

The London Pulse defender, who has been named in the full-time Vitality Roses programme for the first time for 2022-23, was in the top five for intercepts, turnovers and deflections.

Guscoth (GD), Cobden (WD), Laura Malcolm (C), Natalie Metcalf (WA) and Cardwell (GS) were all selected for the All Star VII alongside Phumza Maweni and Proscovia Peace, who also took the Gilbert Golden Shot accolade.

After leading Manchester Thunder to an unbeaten regular campaign, Karen Greig was awarded Coach of the Season.

The Umpire Assessment Panel chose Gary Burgess as 2022’s Umpire of the Season.

Congratulations to all winners and runners-up on your achievements this season!

You can see all the award-winning Vitality Roses in action at the Copper Box Arena on Sunday 5 June – tickets are available here.

Make sure you’re following @NetballSL on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news and previews ahead of the Grand Final weekend. 

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