Strathclyde Sirens

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Strathclyde Sirens, formerly UWS Sirens, are a Scottish netball team based in Glasgow and compete in the Netball Superleague. The team was jointly formed in 2016 by both Netball Scotland and the University of the West of Scotland as UWS Sirens, during the expanding of the Netball Superleague. In 2018, the new name Strathclyde Sirens was announced following a partnership with the University of Strathclyde. Home games are played at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

Strathclyde Sirens
Founded2016
Based inGlasgow, United Kingdom
RegionsScotland
Home venueEmirates Arena (4,000)
Head coachLesley MacDonald
CaptainGia Abernethy
LeagueNetball Superleague
2018 placing8th
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HistoryEdit

Sirens Netball was added to the Netball Superleague after England Netball announced the expanding of the league. Yorkshire Jets was replaced with the Sirens along with newcomers Severn Stars and Wasps Netball.

2017: Inaugural seasonEdit

The 2017 Netball Superleague season saw the debut of Sirens as UWS Sirens. Sirens lost their first match against newcomers Wasps Netball in front of a sold-out Emirates Arena. They went on to finish 6th in the season, unable to reach top 4, their main goal.

Strathclyde SirensEdit

In 2018, it was announced that the team would be named the Strathclyde Sirens, following a 3 year partnership with the University of Strathclyde.[1]

2020 SeasonEdit

2020 UWS Sirens roster
Players Coaching staff
Nat. Name Position(s) DoB Height
  Bethan Goodwin GS, GA 4 July 1999 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  Lyndsey Gallagher GA, GS 20 May 1992 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
  Kelly Boyle WA, C 11 May 1996 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
  Niamh McCall GA, GS 28 April 2000 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  Nicola McCleery (vc) WA, C 12 October 1995 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
  Claire Maxwell WD, C, GD 10 August 1988 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
  Gia Abernethy (c) C, WD 18 March 1994 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
  Emma Barrie GS 13 April 2002 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
  Taylor Cullen WD, C, GD 16 December 1997 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
  Zanele Vimbela GK, GD 28 April 1989 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
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Notes
  • (c) – Captain
  • (cc) – Co-captain
  • (vc) – Vice-captain
  •   – Injury / maternity leave
  • (TRP) – Temporary Replacement Player
Player profiles: Team website Last updated: 4 November 2017

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scotland's biggest netball team become The Strathclyde Sirens". University of Strathclyde. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2018.

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