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The Team

Introducing the National League Personnel


Player: Francesca Cardilli


Shirt No: 7


Position: Opposite Attack


Height: 182cm


Nationality: Italian


Experience: 14 years


NL Status: Player Registered


Bio: An explosive Opposite Hitter that rips the block apart with her Power Hitting.

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A few words from the Captain ....

Despite a start of the 2022-23 season characterised by changes both on and off the court, the team stood up to these challenges with spirit and perseverance, determined not to let these setbacks stand in the way of their growth and performance. The NVL Div 2 North offered us plenty of opportunities to grow as individuals and as a team, bringing us face to face with stronger and more resilient opponents each week. The team’s momentum rose throughout the season, thanks to Coach Barnett’s guidance and the support of the squad and Assistant Coach in trainings, clinching the all-important points that helped us secure a 6th overall placement and a spot in the league this year. A spot we are determined to capitalize on in this years Div 2 Central, where the team will bring their fighting spirit as we set our sights on loftier pursuits. I look forward to another season side by side with them, as I continue in my role as Captain, to show our challengers this teams are only getting started.


Coach: Lee Barnett
Qualification: Level II

Experience: 37 years (Player)

9 years (Coach)

Bio: Brings a wealth of experience and intensity, guiding the team to their recent promotion and retaining Division 2 Status.

A few words from our coach:

I am looking forward to my 3rd season coaching this Northampton Ladies Team, the squad will remain unchanged this season, but with some exciting new players gracing both the National League Team and the Development squad.


Last year we achieved our objective of retaining our Division 2 status, and this year we look forward with optimism and the determination to now compete at the top of our division. We are building something very special at Northampton, and the development squad will be competing in the East Midlands division for some valuable game experience.


We have managed to retain the Sundried Ambassador status, sponsorship from Rothenberger and also new sponsorship from both Moulton College and the Tee-Shirt Printing Company. We have the backing, now we have to work hard and deliver the performances we train hard for!

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach: Trystan Barnett


Qualification: Level I


Experience: 6 months placement


Bio: Brings his experience of training and competition in sport, along with his knowledge of Strength and Conditioning and Sports Science from University.

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A few words from our assistant coach:

Really excited going into my second season of helping this National League Team. Not only being there to help with strength and conditioning, but to be able to have a small input alongside the head coach in game situations.


A great experience in the first season just aiming to maintain our position in division two, now onto a much more exciting season pushing for promotion!


I can’t wait to be part of this team, as well as welcoming new players and being more an assistant myself to the team!

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