20 Feb 17
Reigning Vitality Netball Superleague champions Surrey Storm got their 2017 season off to the perfect start with a punishing 58-40 win over new side Severn Stars at Surrey Sports Park.
In their debut 2009-10 season Storm finished first in the regular league and went on to reach the play-offs, losing out on a final place to Team Bath.
In the 2010-11 season, after finishing fourth in the regular league, Surrey Storm reached the Grand Final after play-off victories against Team Bath and Northern Thunder. Storm played Hertfordshire Mavericks in the Grand Final at the Hertfordshire Sports Village, narrowly missing out 57-46 and finishing Superleague Runners-up.
The 2011-12 season saw Storm reach their 2nd Superleague Grand Final in as many years after losing just one game throughout the regular season and finishing top of the table. Defeating Team Bath in the semi finals, Storm went on to face rivals Northern Thunder in the Grand Final and once again missed out on the title by the narrowest of margains- losing 55-57 at the SportHouse in Dagenham, Essex.
The 2012-13 campaign was a rollercoaster season for Surrey Storm, who reached the semi finals after finishing top of the Showdown League following impressive wins against Team Bath and Manchester Thunder, losing out on a place in the Grand Final to Welsh surprise package Celtic Dragons.
In 2013-14 Storm went the entire Superleague season unbeaten winning 12 games and drawing 2 in a season which featured their new record-breaking Netball London Live event. Storm broke the domestic netball attendance record in a nail-biting 52-50 victory over Mavericks in front of 3,151 fans at the Olympic Park's Copper Box Arena.
After finishing top of the league in the regular season, Storm faced Mavericks again in a home semi-final, winning 52-42 after a superb second half comeback. Storm then travelled to the Worcester Arena to face Manchester Thunder in the 2014 Superleague Grand Final, where they hoped to make it third time lucky. However Storm suffered last-second heartbreak going down 48-49 after conceding a last second goal and once again finished Superleague runners-up for a third time in four years.