Vitality Superleague Team

Liana Leota

LIANA LEOTA

  • New Zealand

  • @teamleota

  • @teamleota


Commonwealth Gold Medalist 2010
Commonwealth Silver Medalist 2014
ANZ MVP 2010
VSNL Superleague Winner 2019

Beth Dyke

BETHAN DYKE

  • United Kingdom

  • @bethanndyke

  • @bethdyke


3rd Season with Severn Stars.
Previously played for Celtic Dragons (2013-2018). 46 caps for Wales.
Represented Team Wales at the 2018 and 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Represented Wales at the 2015 World Cup in Sydney.
Represented Wales at U17 and U21 level, including the 2013 World Youth Netball Cup.

Adi Bolakoro

ADI “DEE” BOLAKORO

  • Fiji

  • @deebolakoro

  • @deebolakoro


2018 Joined Surrey Storm
2018 International Debut Representing Fiji in the Netball Europe Championship
2019 & 2020 Played for Celtic Dragons
2019 Represented Fiji for the Cadbury Series
2019 Represented Fiji for the World Cup
2020 Joined Severn Stars

Iman Thomas

IMAN THOMAS

  • United Kingdom

  • @imant1

  • @_imant


England U17 – Netball Europe Gold
Loughborough Lightning NPL 2011-2015
Team Northumbria NSL 2016-2018
Linden 2019-Present
Oaksway 2015-2018

Issy Eaton

ISSY EATON

  • United Kingdom

  • @isabelleeaton04

  • _isabelleeaton


I started my Stars journey aged 13 as a part of BMet Nova Academy. I have since progressed through the u15, u17, u19 and u21 Stars teams. I was first selected for the Roses Academy aged 16 and I won gold at the 2021 Europe Netball Championships with England u21. This is my second season with Severn Stars Superleague.

Jane Taylor

JANE TAYLOR

  • United Kingdom

  • @janemarietay1

  • @jane_txylor


Started playing when I was 8 years old. I have played for Severn Stars since it was established, travelling through the age groups with my first season playing for U17, U19 and U21s. Had my debut season in VNSL 2020/21 and currently a training partner focusing on both netball and education.

Chloe Carchrie

CHLOE CARCHRIE

    Paige Reed

    PAIGE REED

    • United Kingdom

    • @paige_reedxx

    • @paigereedxx


    Former England U17/U19/U21/Futures player.
    Having previously played for Team Bath in pathway and Superleague level, I am now a part of the Severn Stars VNSL team from 2018 – present.

    Lucy Herdman

    LUCY HERDMAN

      Nicole Humphrys

      NICOLE HUMPHRYS

      • United Kingdom

      • @nicolefleur

      • @nicolefleur


      Originally from Kent, my career began at Hertfordshire Mavericks Youth in their U19 side. I represented the National Academy at u19/21 and U19 Netball Europe Long Squad. My senior career began when I went to the University of Bath to study Sport and Social Science, where I represented Team Bath for 3 years; starting as a training partner to getting my VNSL debut. Once I graduated I came back to London and represented Surrey Storm for the past 3 years whilst working as Head of Netball, teaching PE, and working towards my UKCC level 3. This is my first season with Severn Stars and I look forward to this new chapter and the season ahead.

      Elisha New

      ELISHA NEW

      • United Kingdom

      • @elishalnew

      • @elishanew_


      I was apart of the Team Bath pathway from U17, U19, U21 and Superleague as a training associate. I played for the University of Bath 1st team and National Prem before making the move to Stars!

      Summer Artman

      SUMMER ARTMAN

      • British Caribbean

      • @summer_artman

      • @_artofsummer


      Hey Everyone!
      Really looking forward to playing for Stars this season, can’t wait to step on court and officially become part of the Stars family.
      I grew up in Bristol and came right through the pathway at Bath, starting from Satellite academy, county, regional, NPL, and then Bath Superleague in 2014. Alongside this I have represented England U17s, U21s at World Youth Cup out in Botswana and England Roses, where I got my first senior cap in 2016.
      My journey has been one of resilience, some amazing highs and some lows, but I am absolutely looking forward to continuing my journey here at Stars, and seeing what we can achieve together! Hopefully see you at some games!

      Michelle Drayne

      MICHELLE DRAYNE

      • Ireland

      • @draynepipe

      • @draynepipe


      2009 World Youth Cup
      2014, 2018 Commonwealth Games
      2019 World Cup

      Katie Harris

      KATIE HARRIS

        Cat Tuivaiti

        CATHERINE TUIVATI

        • Tonga/New Zealand

        • @cattuivaiti

        • @cathrinetuivati


        I started playing netball when I was 11 years old. I have playing netball professionally for 17 years.
        Silver Ferns
        Northern Mystics
        Wellington Pulse
        Adelaide Thunderbirds
        Strathclyde Sirens

        I have had 2 children and now I’m back playing the game that I love.

        Melissa Bessell

        MELISSA BESSELL

        Head Coach

        • New Zealand Maori

        • @melissacoachbsr

        • @melissa.coach.bsr

        • www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-bessell


        Motivate, Inspire, Mentor and Coach leading Principals and beliefs with a Team to be successful, ‘On and Off’ the court but Ultimately for life is my Coaching Philosophy.
        My passion for growth as a coach drove me to travel overseas in search of new challenges and opportunities to learn and develop skills on a personal and professional level.

        U21 Fiji World Youth 13th to 9th place
        Fiji National Team won Gold Pacific Mini-Games
        Highest gain at International Netball Team in World Rankings; Welsh Netball from 19th to 8th
        Wales National Team won Gold Singapore Nations Cup
        Celtic Dragons Grand Final Netball Superleague
        Wales National Team won Gold at the Cook Island Tri-Series
        Wales National Team won Gold at Netball Europe, beating England for the first time 12 years.
        Wales U21 World Youth Championship, 6th place

        Developing, Creating & Coaching a Holistic Structure to ensure successful traits in Athletes Education, Sport and Life Skills – To Be the Best they can Be

        Melissa Bessel - Head Coach

        ELLIE TROW

        Team Manager