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Very Stormy month builds with three wins in four games
By David Turner - Monash Leader FOR a team that had earmarked 2017 as the first step on a long path back to the top, Monash University Storm is looking a little more like a contender than a renovator. On Wednesday night, the Storm hammered cellardwellers Ariels 59-36 at the State Netball Hockey Centre to make it three wins in the past four matches. And that lone defeat was an encouraging performance against finals candidate City West Falcons. It’s been quite a month and the Storm (3-4) now...
Home game a success for Monash Uni Storm
It was a successful night for Monash Uni Storm at its first Victorian Netball League home game of 2017, with two of its three teams triumphing against Southern Saints. The Division 1 team secured its first win of the season, while the 19/U side is now unbeaten after two rounds after surviving a close one.  FULL MATCH WRAP BELOW.   CHAMPIONSHIP   It was the closest of close calls for our Championship team, who went down by a goal scored in the dying seconds. A slow start...
VICTORIAN NETBALL LEAGUE PREVIEW 2017
Victorian Netball League
The 2017 Victorian Netball League (VNL) will get underway at the State Netball Hockey Centre tonight, Wednesday 26 April. There has been a number of movements between the teams during the off-season, with many former VNL players being selected as part of the newly expanded national league, Suncorp Super Netball. City West Falcons shooter, Jane Cook and Melbourne University Lightning defender, Fiona Themann made the move to play for the Adelaide Thunderbirds, whilst 2016 Melbourne University Lig...
2017 VNL launch and allignments
Victorian Netball League
The 2017 Victorian Netball League (VNL) competition kicks off this Wednesday 26 April. The VNL is Victoria’s premier netball competition and this season is sure to be a big one, with some new and familiar faces representing each of the clubs. Netball Victoria, Chief Executive Officer, Rosie King spoke of the quality of the competition “The Victorian Netball League is an exciting competition and I am looking forward to it kicking off this week,” said King. “I’d encourage everyone to get along to...
2017 VNL Season starts Wednesday
Victorian Netball League
The 2017 Victorian Netball League season gets underway at the State Netball Hockey Centre on Wednesday 26 April. More information coming soon...   Round 1 Fixtures Championship 7pm - Geelong Cougars v Monash University Storm (Court 2) 7pm - Ariels v Peninsula Waves (Court 5) 8.20pm - Melbourne University Lightning v City West Falcons (Court 1) 8.20pm - Wilson Storage Southern Saints v Boroondara Express (Court 3) 9.40pm - ACU Sovereigns v DC North East Blaze (Court 4) Division 1 7pm - ...
2017 VNL Season starts Wednesday
Netball Victoria
The 2017 Victorian Netball League season gets underway at the State Netball Hockey Centre on Wednesday 26 April. More information coming soon...   Round 1 Fixtures Championship 7pm - Geelong Cougars v Monash University Storm (Court 2) 7pm - Ariels v Peninsula Waves (Court 5) 8.20pm - Melbourne University Lightning v City West Falcons (Court 1) 8.20pm - Wilson Storage Southern Saints v Boroondara Express (Court 3) 9.40pm - ACU Sovereigns v DC North East Blaze (Court 4) Division 1 7pm - ...
New-look leadership group for Monash
  Monash University Storm will take a new-look leadership group into the 2017 season as the club builds for the future.   Goal shooter Nat Billings has been named as captain of Monash's Championship division team for the first time, having been selected by her teammates after demonstrating both performance and commitment throughout pre-season.   Billings began her VNL career in Monash's 19/U team and worked her way up through Division 1 before playing in the club's Championship t...
Monash Championship team set to surprise
  It is with an eye to the future that Monash University Storm’s Championship division team enters the 2017 Victorian Netball League season, with a few unknowns but plenty of upside. With some of Monash’s most credentialed players departing at the end of last season, the club will take to the court this year with an exciting new line-up. Headlining the list of recruits is versatile goaler and Melbourne Vixens training partner Kim Commane, who will play her first full season of VNL. Commane...
Monash Div 1 plots path back to top
After four years of close calls and near misses, Monash University Storm’s Division 1 team insists it’s ready to turn things around.   An inconsistent 2016 campaign saw Monash finish sixth, with seven wins and a draw from 18 games, despite taking down eventual premiers City West Falcons during the regular season and stringing together some impressive performances along the way.   And the previous three years saw fifth-place finishes in both 2015 and 2014, and a finals appearance in 20...
Monash 19/U primed for big 2017
History suggests that some of the most successful teams in the Victorian Netball League’s 19/U division are those that are able to keep a core group of players together for multiple seasons.   So expectations are high for Monash University Storm’s young group of 19/U stars, which will hit the court in 2017 with most of last year’s line-up intact.   Eight players from last year’s team will link up again this season, with a number of new additions providing depth and strength to an alre...
Monash Uni Storm 2017 VNL teams announced
A mix of experienced Monash Uni Storm hands and new blood will fly the club's flag this year, with Monash's Victorian Netball League squads announced. With the season now just seven weeks away, all three VNL teams are heavily into their preparation as the club plots its ascension back to the top of Victorian netball. The squad will be strengthened by the addition of Melbourne Vixens training partner Kim Commane, who saw significant court time at ANZ Championship level in 2016 and will suit up f...