Captain’s column: Mavericks co-captain Joseph looks back on Super Ten

PUBLISHED: 08:12 03 March 2017

Herts Mavericks co-captain Vicklyn Joseph

Herts Mavericks co-captain Vicklyn Joseph

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Herts Mavericks co-captain Vicklyn Joseph shares her thoughts with the Welwyn Hatfield Times after the Vitality Netball Superleague Super Ten weekend.

As Lindsay [Keable] mentioned last week, I will be co-captaining the Hertfordshire Mavericks team which I am very excited and honoured about, with Rose Morgan-Smith being vice captain.

I’m just as delighted to have the opportunity to share this captain’s column with Lindsay and get to update you every couple of weeks about what’s happening in the Mavericks Camp.

This week it was all about Super Ten. It feels like we’ve been waiting for the showcase event for months and finally it was upon us.

Round Two of the Vitality Netball Superleague was looking to be a spectacular day full of back-to-back netball with three matches being shown live on TV.

The Genting Arena in Birmingham was the perfect place to hold such event and with a huge crowd in to support all the teams I knew this venue was going to be loud and create an amazing atmosphere for the players and coaches.

It was great to have all 10 teams under one roof.

This gave everyone the opportunity to say hi to friends from other teams as well as size up the opposition for the season.

Soon it was lights, camera, action! And the first game was on the way.

Results were flooding in and clearly they saved the best for last.

We faced Team Bath and it was up to us to put on a show for the our fantastic fans.

After an inspirational team-talk we were ready to hit the court.

From the get go we knew we were in for a tough ride but we started off strong and demonstrated what Hertfordshire Mavericks can do.

End of the first quarter saw us trailing by two, but we were able to fight back and lead by one at half-time.

A lot of the match was goal for goal and it was clear that it was going to go to the wire.

Unfortunately for us Team Bath pulled out the win. But it was a great game to be apart of.

With round two completed we move forward now onto round three which will see us travelling up to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on Sunday to face Wasps. So watch this space.

Vicklyn Joseph

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