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The Sirens

The Sirens are the first semi-professional women’s netball team in Scotland. They are an outstanding group of high performance athletes from across the world. They have made a significant and positive impact on women’s sport in Scotland, acting as exemplary role models for all.

A shared vision of excellence

UWS is a key partner of the team with a shared vision of excellence and ambition to place Scottish netball on the global stage.

Our involvement with the Sirens builds on the strong links we already enjoy with Netball Scotland, which was awarded one of ten team franchise places in the Sky broadcast 2017 Vitality Netball Superleague.

Based in the £113 million Emirates Arena in Glasgow, and supported by UWS, the Sirens are set to make a big impact with superb athletes and an experienced management team.


We are absolutely delighted that UWS will be playing such an important role in supporting the Siren’s development and in creating success for the team over the coming seasons. They are an incredible group of athletes who I am sure will make a huge impact. We share the team’s vision of excellence and ambition to establish Scottish netball as world-leading.
Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS

Strength, skill and style

Head Coach Gail Parata and Franchise Director Karen McElveen have carefully selected a Sirens team that embodies their vision and mission: strength, skill and style.

We have worked hard to bring together this amazing team of players. The Sirens are here, ready for action and most definitely ready to change the game, not just for netball, for women’s sport as a whole.
Claire Nelson, CEO of Netball Scotland

UWS, which was recently awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award for its advancement of the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM), is delighted to be supporting such an important development for women’s sport in Scotland.

Visit the Sirens website

Last updated: 04/09/2017