Herts Mavericks Captain’s Column: Vicklyn Joseph

PUBLISHED: 08:59 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:59 28 March 2017

Herts Mavericks co-captain Vicklyn Joseph. Picture: Courtney Ferns

Herts Mavericks co-captain Vicklyn Joseph. Picture: Courtney Ferns

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Vicklyn Joseph, co-captain of Herts Mavericks Netball Superleague team, talks to us about taking on Loughborough Lightning.

This week saw us face Loughborough Lightning at home and we knew this one was promising to be an intense and close game - with them looking to maintain their unbeaten record and Mavericks looking to build on our recent win.

By coming away from last weekend with a win against Celtic Dragons and having a couple of great training sessions since then we had put ourselves in the best position to be in contention of rattling Lightning.

It felt good to be playing on our home ground again for the third time this season as our fans have been amazingly loud which creates such a thrilling atmosphere for us players and coaches.

For Karen Atkinson (former Hertfordshire Mavericks coach) it must have brought back a few memories but now she is on the other bench preparing herself and her team for battle.

After having such a great start to the game and being up by three points at the end of the first half unfortunately we were unable to bring home the win. Gutted!!!

But we learn from every match. Having such a strong start we are now focusing on maintaining that intensity for all four quarters.

Looking forward to round seven, this will see us face Manchester Thunder at the Thunderdome in Manchester on Monday, April 3.

We have every belief that we can do damage and secure another win so I guess we’ll see you either on the court or live on Sky Sports at 7.30pm.

This last week has also seen us celebrate Mother’s Day.

When you grow up as a netballer, your mum’s (and dad’s) support is so important - without the sacrifices they make it would be impossible for any of us to be where we are.

So we were delighted to but together a tribute video to all of our netball mums - and in fact all the netball mums out there.

You can check it out on our Facebook or twitter pages.

Vicklyn Joseph

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