PREVIEW: Wasps Netball prepare for Easter double-header


Wasps Netball are looking to secure a top-four finish this Easter weekend in a Superleague double-header at Ricoh Arena.


The Black and Golds are currently in second position in the table and trail league leaders Manchester Thunder on goal difference.


Mel Mansfield’s side face Surrey Storm on Saturday 20 April (5pm centre-pass) and challenge Celtic Dragons the following day (2pm centre-pass) – with both games taking place at Ricoh Arena.


The fixtures form part of the bumper Big Easter Weekend in Coventry, which will see six teams compete in five matches across the weekend.


Head Coach Mansfield says her team come into the weekend in fine form and in the perfect position with four games remaining in the regular season.


“We’re in a really good position and it’s in our hands,” said Mansfield.


“To go into Easter weekend joint-top, with two goals separating us from the league leaders, you can’t ask for more than that.


“The win against Saracens Mavericks on Monday was huge. Beating Team Bath prior to that was vital too. We have played some brilliant netball recently and the team are very confident right now.


“Now we’re looking to keep that momentum going. Our performances have been by no means perfect, and it’s up to us to fix that in training so we are at our best come the semi-finals.”


This weekend will be the only occasion this season that Wasps have played Superleague fixtures on consecutive days.


The two matches will mark the final regular season games of the campaign at Ricoh Arena for Wasps.

Mansfield is looking forward to the challenge and says it will give her players a chance to spend time with each other away from the court.