2005–06 Netball Superleague season

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2005-06 Netball Superleague season
LeagueNetball Superleague
Number of teams8
2005–06 Netball Superleague season
ChampionsTeam Bath
Runners-upHertfordshire Mavericks

The 2005–06 Netball Superleague season was the inaugural season of the Netball Superleague, the highest-level netball competition in the United Kingdom.


Prior to 2005 there was no elite, national netball competition athletes in the United Kingdom. As a result, England Netball oversaw the establishment of a franchise-based national netball league which could increase player standards and provide weekly elite competition.[1] The first season was launched in October 2005 and consisted of eight teams based in England.[2]


2005–06 Superleague teams[1]
Teams Home Venues
Brunel Hurricanes Brunel University, London
Celtic Dragons Welsh Institute of Sport, Cardiff
Galleria Mavericks Hertfordshire Sports Village, Hatfield
Leeds Carnegie Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
Loughborough Lightning Loughborough Netball Centre, Loughborough University
Northern Thunder Castle Leisure Centre, Bury
Team Bath Sports Village, University of Bath, Bath
Team Northumbria West Gate Centre for Sport, Newcastle

Grand Final[edit]

The inaugural champions of the league were Team Bath, who defeated the Galleria Mavericks in the Grand Final.[3]

10 June 2006
Report Team Bath 43–35 Mavericks    Guildford Spectrum, Surrey
Umpires: Bill Alexander and Margaret Deighan
Scoring by quarter: 10-8, 22-15, 32-22, 43-35
Dunn Goals scored 29/34 (85%)
Cookey Goals scored 14/28 (50%)
Armitage Goals scored 15/18 (83%)
Brownfield Goals scored 13/19 (68%)
Muller Goals scored 4/8 (50%)
Clarke Goals scored 3/6 (50%)


  1. ^ a b Dr. Louise Mansfield & Dr. Lara Killick (1 January 2012). "The UK Netball Superleague: A Case Study of Franchising in Elite Women's Sport" (PDF). Brunel University, School of Sport and Education, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK; and University of the Pacific, Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Science, Stockton, CA.
  2. ^ "All England Netball Association Limited Annual Report (2005 - 2006)" (PDF).
  3. ^ "All England Netball Association Limited Annual Report (2005 - 2006)" (PDF). Refer to pp. 3 of the report.