Netball London Live11th Mar 2017
This years London Live promised to be something special as Mavs won last years and were aiming to make things even at 2 games all. In the lead up to the day itself Storm published a preview I had done looking ahead with quotes from previous interviews and I even got my own "by line" - The article is here
It must be incredible as an athlete in any sport to play there - yes something that will never happen personally - but once again for another Storm fixture there it was incredible. There was also the long overdue return of Sparky the Storm mascot who I didnt get a picture with though did get a high five at half time.
Storm started in a similar way to how they did against Thunder in last years final - with strong patches throughout, It was also great to see the likes of Scarlett, Beth , Yas and Frankie have court time as Tania rotated the side which she has the benefit of being able to do this season. It was also nice to see Ash, Lindsay and the Super League debut for Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and having 2 of her Clan team mates supporting next to me was a highlight.
Eyes turn now to the Battle At the Box where Mavs host Storm at the Copperbox at the end of April - for tickets please click here and try to get along as you havent experienced live netball until its been at the venue! . Oh and head over to Mikki Austin's Twitter as for the moment I seem to be photobombing it!.Additional Reading
• Sports Gazette Report (Inc Sophie and Mikki)
• Surrey Storm Website (Inc Frankie, Georgia & Mikki)
My guests for the afternoon were these two, one of which is still current NSL champion and both are ex-Storm and current Clan squad players who shared Sophie's debut.