Women's Super 6s set for action

East Grinstead celebrate winning the Super 6s

The Women’s Super 6s is all set to get underway this weekend with the top nine indoor teams in the country all vying to make it through to the big day in at The SSE Arena Wembley in January.

Each team will play four matches this coming weekend with their remaining four matches set for the weekend of 7-8 January 2017.

Reigning champions East Grinstead have named a strong squad as they set about the task of retaining their crown. Goal machine Emma Lee-Smith is in the ranks and will be ably supported by the guile of Pippa Chapman, the skills of Takara Haines and the talent of Olympic gold medal winner Laura Unsworth.

Last year’s beaten finalists Canterbury have named a youthful looking squad with 17-year-old Hannah Griggs set to line up with fellow teenagers Anna Kolarova, Nina Steikowsky and Natasha Del Borrello. Lizzie Neal, fresh from the Junior World Cup is also in the squad whilst Grace Balsdon and Captain Sarah Kerly add some experience.

University of Birmingham, who made the semi-finals in the previous season have a good blend of youth and experience and have drafted in Suzy Petty as one of their guest players. Holly Hunt, Alice Wills and Katherine Somerville are back from the Junior World Cup whilst Vanessa Hawkins, who has won this competition previously will also be in the side.

Bowdon Hightown, winners of the competition two years ago and semi-finalists last time out are led once again by the outstanding Michelle Liptrot. Sally Walton, the competition’s top scorer last season is also set to return for them whilst Tina Cullen is named in the squad and will surely supply plenty of goals as she always does.

2014 champions Reading have Loughborough Students goalkeeper Laura Myers in their ranks whilst Emma Thomas will lead by example as ever. Defender Rebecca Van Berkel has had an impressive outdoor season and will hope to transfer that form to the indoor game.

Holcombe boast a star-studded line up with Olympic gold medallist Nicola White turning out for the Kent side. Ellie Watton is also in the squad which is led by Captain Steph Elliott. Leah Wilkinson, the defensive rock has been all the way to the final in this competition before and will be a huge asset to The Camels.

Slough are led by Kat McGonigle and have former England star Dilly Newton in their ranks. Laura Bailey and Mel Ball know where the goal is and will be threats to their opponents.    

Vicky Woolford captains the Sutton Coldfield Mighty Pinks and will be a goal threat as always. Goalkeeper Becky Batsford brings her considerable experience to the party whilst Julie Stowe is a defensive lynchpin.

Buckingham have Welsh international Ella Jackson keeping the ball out of the net and will be captained by Alex Naughalty. Abbie Brant has been in a rich vein of goalscoring form outdoors and will hope to bring that run to the indoor game with her.

You can keep up to date with all the fixtures, results, scorers and standings by visiting the live results website.