Severn Stars are eager to make the University of Worcester Arena a tough place to visit as their first home game of the season nears.

Flying high after their victory over Leeds Rhinos on Saturday (February 17), Stars currently sit at the top of the Netball Super League table.

As they look ahead to facing Strathclyde Sirens, they are hopeful for further success on home ground, and are calling their fans to be their extra player.


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Stars head coach, Jo Trip, said: "We are really excited to play our first game in front of our friends, family and fans at our home ground.

"This season we are looking to put our stamp on our home venue, making it one of the toughest venues for opposition to play at.

"The crowd provides us with our eighth man and the energy and support they give us will make this possible."

Stars, which is owned by the University of Worcester, were fast out of the blocks in their first game of the season, cruising to a resounding 57-41 over Rhinos.

They maintained a lead from the opening stages, nicely building its score against the stubborn Rhinos before finally creating an unassailable gap in the final quarter.

Reflecting on the clash, Trip said: "I am really impressed with our first outing of the season.

"We stuck to task and implemented our new structures and strategies well.

"It was brilliant to see the team grow in confidence as the game went on as what we are putting in place came to fruition and allowed for some amazing defensive gains and some clinical attacking play."

Sirens, who were beaten by Team Bath on the opening day of the season, will visit itching to get the start of their campaign back on track.

Speaking on Stars upcoming adversaries, Trip said: "Strathclyde Sirens put up a good fight against Team Bath.

“We are making sure we have a good understanding of their strengths and where we feel we can expose them."

She added: "A big focus for us this season is continuing to focus on ourselves and building on top of our performances."