Surrey Storm

Surrey Storm is an English netball team based at the University of Surrey. Their senior team plays in the Netball Superleague. Between 2001 and 2005 they played in the Super Cup as London Hurricanes. After forming a partnership with Brunel University London, they became the Brunel Hurricanes. In 2005–06 they were founder members of the new Netball Superleague. Before the 2009–10 Netball Superleague season, they ended their partnership with Brunel University, relocated to the University of Surrey and became Surrey Storm. As Surrey Storm they were Superleague champions in 2015 and 2016.

Surrey Storm
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Founded2001
Based inUniversity of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
RegionsGreater London/
South East England
Home venueSurrey Sports Park
LeagueNetball Superleague
Websitewww.surreystormnetball.co.uk
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HistoryEdit

London HurricanesEdit

Between 2001 and 2005, London Hurricanes, together with five other franchises – Northern Flames, London Tornadoes, Team Bath Force, University of Birmingham Blaze and Northern Thunder – competed in the Super Cup.[1][2][3] Players from the London Hurricanes Super Cup era included Abby Teare, Louisa Brownfield, Chioma Ezeogu, Sonia Mkoloma [4] and Ama Agbeze.[5]

Brunel HurricanesEdit

By 2005 London Hurricanes had formed a partnership with Brunel University London. They subsequently became known as the Brunel Hurricanes.[6][7] In 2005 Brunel Hurricanes were named as the Greater London/South East England franchise in the new Netball Superleague. Together with Celtic Dragons, Leeds Carnegie, Galleria Mavericks, Team Bath, Loughborough Lightning, Northern Thunder and Team Northumbria, Brunel Hurricanes were founder members of the league.[8] Players from the Brunel Hurricanes era included Chioma Ezeogu and Sonia Mkoloma.[9][10] Kadeen Corbin also played for Brunel Hurricanes at youth level.[11]

Surrey StormEdit

As the 2009–10 Netball Superleague season approached, Brunel Hurricanes ended their partnership with Brunel University London, relocated to the University of Surrey and became Surrey Storm.[12][13][14] In September 2009, Sonia Mkoloma and Geva Mentor became the first two players to sign for the franchise under the Surrey Storm name.[15] In October 2009 Tamsin Greenway also signed for Surrey Storm.[16] The arrival of Greenway saw the beginning of the most successful era in the history of the franchise. As team captain, player/coach and director of netball, Greenway played a pivotal part in this success. Between 2011 and 2016 Surrey Storm played in five out of the six Netball Superleague grand finals. After finishing as runners up in the first three, Surrey Storm won their first Netball Superleague title in 2015 and than retained the title in 2016.[17][18][19]

Senior finalsEdit

Super CupEdit

Season Winners Score Runners Up Venue
2003 [4] London Tornadoes 46–28 London Hurricanes University of Bath

Netball Superleague Grand FinalsEdit

Between 2011 and 2016 Surrey Storm played in five out of the six Netball Superleague grand finals. After finishing as runners up in the first three, Surrey Storm won their first Netball Superleague title in 2015 and than retained the title in 2016.[13][20][21][22][23]

Season Winners Score Runners Up Venue
2011[24][25] Hertfordshire Mavericks 57–46 Surrey Storm Herts Sports Village
2012[13][26] Northern Thunder 57–55 Surrey Storm SportHouse
2014[27] Manchester Thunder 49–48 Surrey Storm University of Worcester Arena
2015[21][28] Surrey Storm 56–39 Hertfordshire Mavericks Copper Box Arena
2016[22][23] Surrey Storm 55–53 Manchester Thunder Copper Box Arena

Home venuesEdit

Brunel Hurricanes played their home games at both Brunel University London and the Guildford Spectrum. The latter was their regular home during the 2007–08 and 2008–09 seasons.[6][9][14][29] Surrey Storm also played at the Guildford Spectrum during 2009–10 before subsequently moving to the Surrey Sports Park at the University of Surrey.[12][14][30] Surrey Storm have also played home Superleague games at the Copper Box Arena.[31]

Notable playersEdit

2022 squadEdit

2022 Surrey Storm roster
Players Coaching staff
Nat. Name Position(s) DoB Height
  Mikki Austin C, WA 2 August 1993 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
  Niamh Cooper WD 29 July 1992 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
  Leah Middleton GD, GK 7 April 1995
  Yasmin Parsons C, WA 13 July 1993 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
  Peace Proscovia GS 1 November 1989 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
  Alima Priest GD, GK 15 March 1995 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  Francesca Wells GS, GA 5 January 1996 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
  Sophie Kelly GS, GA
  Felisitus Kwangwa GD 9 March 1995 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
  Emma Magee WA, GA, GS 11 November 1997 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  Grace Sullivan GD, GK
  Sophia Candappa C, WA
  Ellie Kelk GA, GS 15 June 1998
  Chartie Curtis WD, GD
  Abi Robson C, WD 15 September 1998 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Head coach
  • Mikki Austin



Notes
  • (c) – Captain
  • (cc) – Co-captain
  • (vc) – Vice-captain
  •   – Injury / maternity leave
  • (TRP) – Temporary Replacement Player
Player profiles: Team website Last updated: 15 October 2021

InternationalsEdit

  England
  Australia
  South Africa
  Northern Ireland
  • Niamh Cooper

CoachesEdit

Head coachesEdit

Coach Years
  Denise Holland [33][34] 2005–2008
  Natalie Swift [33][34][35] 2008–2009
  Mary Beardwood [12][14][36] 2009–2011
  Tamsin Greenway[17][18][19] 2011–2015
  Kathryn Ratnapala [37][38] 2016

Directors of netballEdit

Coach Years
  Tamsin Greenway[18][19][37] 2015–2016
  Tania Hoffman [39][40][41] 2016–2018
  Mikki Austin [42][43] 2018–

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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