The 2020 Vitality Netball Superleague season has been terminated with immediate effect by England Netball following the suspension in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The decision was taken after weeks of discussion of options and scenarios by the Superleague Board and was subsequently ratified by the sport’s governing body.
It is not the outcome Manchester Thunder, the reigning champions, were hoping for however we understand and accept the decision which was based on the welfare and safety of players, staff, match officials, volunteers and supporters.
Managing Director Debbie Hallas said:
“No-one wanted this season to end, especially as it had only just begun. But the uncertainty of these unparalleled times has led us, regretfully, to this situation.
“As a franchise, we are firmly committed to ensuring that the recent momentum, increased profile and positive exposure that both the sport and the franchise has earned since the Commonwealth Games 2018, Vitality Netball ...