The UWS Sirens are Scotland’s biggest semi-professional national female sports team based in the world-leading £113m Emirates Arena in Glasgow and competing in the Sky broadcast Vitality Netball Superleague. Owned by Netball Scotland and working in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland, the UWS Sirens are determined to blaze a trail for women’s sport in Scotland.
We are called the UWS Sirens because in mythology Sirens are ‘dangerous yet beautiful creatures’, and everyone involved in our team, both on and off the court, is a determined, ambitious and impassioned individual committed to inspiring and empowering others through our sport.
We want to create a leading female sports brand that not only delivers on court success, but also develops Scotland’s national athletes, accelerates the growth of netball domestically, creates aspirational role models and drives long term meaningful change. We want Scotland’s daughters to have the same opportunities around sport that it’s sons have.
Netball in Scotland has been rapidly growing in recent years, and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Through the UWS Sirens we are set to experience another unprecedented rise in popularity…and we can’t wait! #WeAreUWSSirens
WE’RE CHANGING THE GAME
At UWS Sirens we are going to define what ‘best’ looks like on AND off the court. We have an exceptional team of athletes, coaches, support staff and partners to help us achieve this.
As well as performing on the court we aim to:
• Increase female participation in sport
• Create high profile female role models
• Work to close the gender gap
• Promote greater equality for females in sport
• Deliver a national school engagement programme
• Engage with, and empower targeted female groups