Kat Ratnapala leaves director of netball role at Saracens Mavericks | Netball News

“On behalf of all people on the membership, I wish to thank Kat for the limitless hard-work, loyalty and fervour she has proven all through her time with us. I want her the perfect for the long run.” – Lucy Wray, Saracens CEO

Final Up to date: 29/05/22 12:31pm

Kat Ratnapala is leaving Saracens Mavericks

Kat Ratnapala is leaving Saracens Mavericks

Saracens Mavericks have introduced Kat Ratnapala is leaving her place as director of netball on the Vitality Netball Superleague franchise.

Ratnapala labored as an assistant coach below Karen Atkinson from 2012 to 2014, earlier than later taking the top coach position.

The London-based franchise’s season ended on Saturday with a 59-46 defeat by the hands of Workforce Bathtub Netball.

The group had been within the hunt for play-off netball however weren’t capable of make the ultimate weekend. The group have missed out on the play-offs since 2017.

Saracen Mavericks missed out on the play-offs (Image credit: Ben Lumley)

Saracen Mavericks missed out on the play-offs (Picture credit score: Ben Lumley)

“It is with nice disappointment that we’re saying that Kat is leaving the Saracens Mavericks,” Lucy Wray, Saracens CEO stated.

“Her contributions to the group and extra broadly in netball have been completely inspirational. On behalf of all people on the membership, I wish to thank Kat for the limitless laborious work, loyalty and fervour she has proven all through her time with us. I want her the perfect for the long run.”

Saracens Mavericks will announce their teaching setup for the 2022-23 vitality Netball Superleague season over the approaching weeks.

Ratnapala is one among a variety of Superleague head coaches which are departing their positions on the finish of the 2022 Superleague season.

Workforce Bathtub Netball’s Anna Stembridge has stepped down, with Asha Francis transferring into the lead position there. Tracey Robinson departs Leeds Rhinos Netball after only one season with the outfit.

Mel Mansfield is leaving her place at Wasps Netball, having been with the membership since their inaugural season in 2016 as assistant coach after which being promoted to go coach in 2019.

The Vitality Netball Superleague play-offs happen stay on Sky Sports activities on Friday night with Manchester Thunder taking over Workforce Bathtub Netball and Loughborough Lightning dealing with London Pulse.

The Grand Ultimate can be held on the Copper Field Area on Sunday afternoon and also will be proven stay on Sky Sports activities.