Netball Superleague

Team Northumbria is the name for top flight netball in the North East. They compete in the Vitality Netball Superleague with nine other teams and the season runs February-May.

Their home venue is Sport Central, in the city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

We're excited for the 2018 to start and tickets for the games will be on sale soon. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest ticket and player information and support Team Northumbria.

2018 Season Fixtures

Opponents Date Tickets
23rd June
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*Concession Rates available to all students, Northumbria University staff, Over 60 and Under 18 years old.

Home Venue

Team Northumbria’s home ground is Sport Central, which  is a multi-purpose built sports centre and events arena in Newcastle upon Tyne. It forms part of the Northumbria University campus, in the city centre.


Sport Central

Northumbria University

Northumberland Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


0191 227 4700

National Performance League

The National Performance League consists of 10 teams of players aged between 14 and 19, who are selected to represent the Youth squad's of the 8 NSL franchises as well as the Midlands and Yorkshire regions.  The players are in the athlete pathway for progression to possibly become future NSL players.

Over January - May, each team will play each other twice home and away within their region the league structure having two regions North & South. After the round robin competition teams will then play across regions with an NPL Champion crowned at the end of the competition.

This national competition is organised by England Netball but the development of the teams and the athletes within the teams is a collaboration between the Superleague Franchises, Regional Management Boards (RMBs) and England Netball. Either the Superleague Franchise or Regional Management Board will take the lead for the team management in relation to this competition.

Team Northumbria train and play at the £30 million Sports Central, Northumbria University, one of the finest sports facilities in the UK. The training days for NPL are Mondays and Thursdays, with each session lasting 2.5 hours. Training start dates and a calendar of key dates will be handed out at trials.


Team Northumbria is offering schools, clubs and other organisations the opportunity to receive visits by Superleague players and coaches. This could involve coaching sessions, a motivational speech or a workshop on a specific area/topic. Packages are tailored to meet the needs of your specific group. For more information and to book, email


Ball Girls and Match Day Mascots

Opponents Date Time
Team Bath 10th Feb 18:00
Loughborough Lightning 17th Feb 18:00
beneco Mavericks 5th March 19:00
Surrey Storm 17th March 18:00
Severn Stars 21st April 18:00
Sirens 7th May 18:00
Manchester Thunder 12th May 18:00
Celtic Dragons 2nd June 18:00
Wasps 23rd June 18:00

If you'd like to apply to be a mascot or a ball girl this season, download the form below and send it to Sport Sevices Assistant Rebecca Winbow on 

Download Mascot and Ball Girl Form


Team Northumbria is the Netball Superleague franchise of Northumbria University and is the only Superleague netball team in the North East. Team Northumbria competes in the 10 team ’top flight’ tier of UK netball covered by Sky Sports. Based at the University’s world class venue Sport Central, in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, the team attracts supporters from across the region and beyond.

The ambitious Team Northumbria is set for an exciting season. This is the second season with Head Coach TeAorha Keenan, who has a wealth of experience from involvement with New Zealand’s ‘SilverFerns’ and as Head Coach of the Cook Islands and ‘Mystics’ ANZ team. The 2017 Team Northumbria squad hosts a mix of regional, national and international players, guaranteed to make the season exciting! Team Northumbria has a very strong regional following. Games have a family atmosphere with the majority of spectators being mums and daughters. Team Northumbria boasts a squad of strong female role models, which in itself is both refreshing and inspirational.

Netball is a rapidly growing sport for participants and spectators following recent success and media coverage of the Commonwealth Games and Netball World Cup. As well as competing in the Superleague, Team Northumbria also has a very extensive community programme engaging with schools, clubs and young people from across the North East. Players and coaches conduct school and club visits, coaching masterclasses and kidscamps. There is also an extensive player and competitive pathway from junior to senior level.

The Netball Superleague is covered by Sky Sports. Team Northumbria also has a strong local presence with articles featuring regularly in the press. Social media is also a primary tool for spectator engagement, with very active Twitter and Facebook accounts. 

Why Sponsor the Team Northumbria Netball Superleague?

  • Association with the only Netball Superleague team in the North East.
  • Association with the broader Northumbria Sport and Northumbria University brand. Northumbria University has over 30,000 students and 3,000 staff.
  • LIVE on SKY – Team Northumbria has a strong presence on Sky Sports and on the Sky Netball website and social media.
  • Brand awareness – You can advertise your company on a range of material including kit, courtside boards, social media and programmes.
  • Direct access to netball fans – Promote your products to netball fans across the region and country.


To sponsor the Team Northumbria Netball Superleague programme, squad or players, email

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August 2017 will see the regional performance pathway move into the Team Northumbria Franchise, TN Academy will consist of 5 Academy’s that will run over from August 2017 until June 2018.

TN Academies: U13/U15/U17/U19/U21

Under 19 & Under 21 NPL Trials

U19/U21 Trials will be held on the 11th November 2017 – 12:00 -16:00. Trial fee: £5, To apply please fill out the registration form linked below by 17:00 on 6th November

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Coach & Manager Opportunities

If you are interested in coaching/assisting with the Under 15 Schoolgirls, NPL Under 19 or NPL Under 21 teams, please complete the form at the link below by 17:00 on 6th November

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