Tamsin Greenway says Surrey Storm are excited for the Superleague
Last Updated: 26/10/15 2:42pm
Surrey Storm’s Tamsin Greenway believes the bumper opening day of the new Superleague season is an occasion for both fans and players to enjoy.
Super Saturday will see all eight teams compete in four back-to-back matches at Birmingham's Genting Arena on January 30 - click here for newly released tickets via Sky Tickets.
Greenway has hailed the explosive start to the new campaign and insists it will pave the way for an exciting Superleague season.
She told Sky Sports: "The opening weekend will get off to a bang!
"We've never had it where we all come together - game after game after game. For the spectator in a neutral venue, to see all the teams across the board, will be incredible.
We've never had it where we all come together - game after game after game. For the spectator in a neutral venue, to see all the teams across the board, will be incredible.
"I was buzzing when I heard! Now it's finalised, it's brilliant. Every player wants to play in the big arenas, the big venues, with a lot of people watching."
Greenway's Storm won last year's Superleague and have reached the final four times in the past five years.
Such a dominant run means other sides will be buoyed by the prospect of playing Storm, says Greenway.
"There's pressure as reigning champions because you become the team to beat," she said. "I think everybody looks at Storm and wants to get our scalp.
"But it breeds new confidence that we finally lifted that trophy - it helps the younger players start believing in a winning culture."
Preparations have tentatively started behind-closed-doors in Surrey, with new recruits already being considered.
Greenway says that, after a summer of Netball World Cup action, the fixture release has whetted the appetite for more domestic glory.
"It's pre-season and we've just had Storm selection," she said. "We had a closed trial, so we invited in players that we're interested in for the season.
"Pre-season will kick in soon, and that will be a longer squad that we'll have before we pick the final 15 in December.
"You go through the summer, then you have a break, but you want to get back on the court. Then as soon as you see the build-up, you've got the Grand Final in your sights again."