'IF we had one more year we could have won a title'- that was the feeling of Severn Stars star Sigi Burger after last weekend's Netball Super League semi-final defeat. 

Severn Stars came up just short of the Netball Super League grand final, losing 63-54 against Manchester Thunder. 

The Stars now face London Pulse on Saturday, June 29 at the third-place play-off- the club's final-ever professional fixture. 

Four-time champions Thunder started at a blistering pace and continued that form for much of the first half. 

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But Stars rallied after half-time, cutting the deficit to just three by the end of the third quarter. 

The experienced Thunder pulled away again in the final quarter to set up a clash with Loughborough Lightning in the grand final. 

But Miss Burger said she was 'hugely proud' of how her team performed in Severn Stars first-ever semi-final.

"The girls did an amazing job, for a newer team to do so well against an experienced side was fantastic. 

"We are looking at the positives of how we have created these memories."

Severn Stars was not named among the eight clubs announced as being successful in a tender process to participate in 2025's relaunched league, meaning this season will be their last. 

The move means the Stars will miss out on the Super League's ten-year journey to full professionalisation.

Miss Burger added: "If we had one more year as a group I think we could have been the team that could have won the title. 

"We are frustrated we won't get that chance but we have created history this year so I am super proud."

Severn Stars was founded in 2016 and has called the University of Worcester Arena home since then, playing their last ever home game in the city earlier this month. 

Miss Burger said during her two years with the Stars, Worcester had become her second home and felt sure the team would keep in touch.

"The fans have been amazing throughout my time here, the fact we have done so well is really down to us having them as our eighth player on the court. 

"It's been incredible to have been part of sold-out games, so my message to the fans is thank you and please continue to support this amazing group of girls wherever they move."