NETBALL SUPER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS HOPING LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN AHEAD OF NEW SEASON
As the upcoming Netball Super League season approaches, Kukri Sports recently caught up with Loughborough Lightning’s star goal shooter Mary Cholhok Nuba and Head Coach Victoria Burgess to discuss their goals for the new season and reflections on their victorious season in 2023.
Loughborough Lightning begin their campaign against Surrey Storm on 17 February, with their new dresses featuring an additional lightning bolt above the logo, representing the number of Netball Super League titles they have won to date.
Head Coach Victoria Burgess admitted she is raring to go ahead of the new season. “We are looking forward to defending our title, making history winning the title back-to-back.”
After a pulsating season, Loughborough Lightning were crowned 2023 Netball Super League champions for the second time after their 57-48 win over London Pulse.
Reflecting on the historic win, Mary Cholhok, who finished as the Netball Super League’s top goal scorer, shared her elation, stating, “Winning the championship twice shows a lot of character in each individual on the team.
“We back each other 100% and are relentless in every aspect. I’m excited for the 2024 season and good vibes to come.”
Cholhok’s sentiment echoes through the team, with Head Coach Victoria Burgess attributing their success to unwavering dedication. “Winning the title in 2023 felt like an unbelievable achievement.
“I am proud of the squad and the bravery they displayed across the whole season, consistently performing on the court and supporting each other through adversity off the court.
“I could not be more complementary of the commitment, work rate, and focus of the whole squad.”
Burgess also praised Kukri’s involvement, expressing, “Kukri is a fantastic brand that consistently plays a huge part in our performances each season. “The pride the athletes feel putting on the Lightning dress is inspiring.”
This title-winning season adds another illustrious chapter to Loughborough Lightning’s history, and we take pride in being part of their journey.
We wish the Loughborough Lightning netball team the best of luck ahead of the new season.
Kukri are also proud partners of Severn Stars, who compete in the Netball Super League, providing all competition and leisurewear for the squad, as well as the franchise’s Under 21’s, Under 19s and Under 17s squads in the National Performance League and Stars’ 10 Nova Academy squads, which helps progress younger talent in the region.
Stars will also be hoping to build from last season, after finishing 6th under the guidance of Head Coach Jo Trip.
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