Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sport Central Nets Top Action; NETBALL

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sport Central Nets Top Action; NETBALL

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NORTH East netball fans have their first chance to check out Lisa Stanley's new-look Team Northumbria this weekend with wall-towall action at Sport Central. Today's packed programme saw the hosts tackle Northern Ireland in back-to-back clashes.

Middlesbrough-based Grangetown headed up the A19 to test themselves against a TN roster readying itself for next weekend's NSL opener at Loughborough.

Tomorrow sees Stanley's side lock horns with Northern Ireland for a final time, with Hartlepool's Oaksway also due in town.

Stanley's No 2 Sam Holt said: "After last weekend's Fast Net tournament, these games give us a great opportunity to get back to the long game and find out where we are at.

"We are playing against a range of opposition and it will give all our players an opportunity to gain valuable court time.

"We have a fully-fit squad to choose from and we will be able to try a few different combinations ahead of the trip to Loughborough. …

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