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Leeds Rhinos netball returns to University of Hull

Following the success of last season, Leeds Rhinos are pleased to be returning to the University of Hull to play Severn Stars on Friday 24 March. It’s a great opportunity for students, staff and Hull netball fans to see a Super League fixture on campus.

Leeds Rhinos netball joined the Netball Super League in 2021, bringing elite-level netball back to Yorkshire. During their debut season, the Rhinos made a big impression on the league, entering the play-off stages of the competition and finishing in fourth position.

Leeds Rhino Netball
Leeds Rhino Netball

The team is looking forward to being back at the Allam Sport Centre at the University, working with the volunteers within Humberside Netball. The players are also looking forward to seeing the fans out in force.

Matt Thompson, the University’s Business Development Manager (Sport), said: “All of the team at Hull Sport are incredibly excited and proud to be welcoming Leeds Rhinos Netball back to the University of Hull for the second year in a row.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for people from our region to experience elite level netball first-hand and also presents wider opportunities for the involvement of our student societies to support the event with half time performances in front of a vibrant and energetic crowd.”

Fans attending the fixture (first centre pass 7.30 pm) can look forward to the East v West Yorkshire curtain raiser (U13 & U15), free face painting, half time shooting competition, crowd karaoke and performances from Hull University Dance Squad and Ronnie the Rhino!

This year, the Rhinos are being coached by former New Zealand international and current England Roses technical coach, Liana Leota.

Liana joined the Rhinos as their director of netball at the start of the season and set to work building a new squad, with only three players remaining from the previous season. New recruits include the newest England Roses superstar, Elle McDonald, Welsh international Nia Jones and Northern Irish international Caroline O’Hanlon.

The team have faced a challenging start to the season playing 3 of the current top 4. The squad are dealing with injuries but are looking to build as the season progresses, as shown by their 52-52 draw with Strathclyde Sirens last weekend.

Looking to engage with as many netball fans across the region, Leeds Rhinos host home games across Yorkshire, and 2023 sees them playing in Leeds, Hull, Huddersfield and Sheffield.

Tickets are priced at £15 for adults and £10 for juniors and can be booked online.

15% discount is available for group bookings of 15 or more, please contact to enquire about your group booking. The fixture will also be available on Sky TV and YouTube).

Other Rhinos fixtures at the University of Hull’s Allam Sport Centre include:

  • Friday 28 April: Rhinos v Sirens (Sky TV & YouTube)
  • Saturday 20 May: Rhinos v Bath (YouTube)

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