The 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 UK wide Sky Sports broadcast Vitality Netball Superleague, the Sirens blazed their trail onto the scene two years ago and have been #ChangingTheGame for women’s sport in Scotland ever since.
Co-founded by parent company, Netball Scotland, and the University of the West of Scotland, the Sirens were created to accelerate and enhance the development of netball in Scotland by providing an elite, world class training and competition programme for our players, coaches and officials.
But, far more than just a ‘team in a League’, Sirens are also committed to being champions for change and are at the forefront of leading the gender equality agenda in Scottish sport, having already been recognised by a number of political, media and awards platforms for their positive impact and achievements to date.
They are called Sirens because in Greek mythology Sirens were ‘dangerous yet beautiful creatures’, sometimes winged and sometimes with mermaid tails. They lured passing ships to wreck on rocks with their song, and they were never, ever to be underestimated. We connected with this powerful story and felt that the legend of the Sirens was empowering and fierce, and would inspire a new army of fans to get behind this exciting new Team.
To be a Siren is an honour, and every player and person involved in the 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 inspirational 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 Sirens we are set to experience another unprecedented rise in popularity…and we can’t wait! #WeAreSirens …are you with us?
WE’RE CHANGING THE GAME
At 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