SWIFTS HQ: FRIDAY 22 MARCH

NSW Swifts ANZ Championship, Round 1 preview vs West Coast Fever

The NSW Swifts are back for 2013, when they open their ANZ Championship campaign at home against the West Coast Fever this Monday 25 March at 7.40pm (AEST)

Read the match preview: NSW Swifts to bring the heat in 2013

To open the 2013 season, the netball community celebrates Harmony Day in Round One of the ANZ Championship.  Officially celebrated on Thursday 21 March, Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world.

Netball Australia has teamed up with the Federal Government to celebrate the diverse culture and backgrounds of our community; and Netball NSW wanted to show our support for this great cause.

The game will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS 3, Monday 25 March @ 7.30pm (AEST) (check your local guides). You can also follow the game LIVE on twitter @theNSWSwifts(add hashtag #swiftsfever to your tweets) and with quarter-by-quarter updates on facebook.com/NSWSwifts.

Every Sunday afternoon SBS will also broadcast an ANZ Championship Highlights show at 5.00pm AEDT (check local guides).  The show will feature highlights from the latest round of the trans-Tasman competition.

The week that was at Swifts HQ

On Monday night, 18 March, the NSW Swifts took the court for some match play against the NSW Men’s Open side at the exclusive Members’ open training session at the Anne Clark Centre.  After the game, Head Coach Lisa Beehag said she was pleased with the Swifts’ efforts on the eve of the 2013 season … read the full story here

The Swifts will complete their pre-season training with a final game against Waratah Cup side, St George, in a closed session tonight, Friday 22 March.

The netball community are joining together with other major sporting codes to celebrate Harmony Day 2013.  During the Swifts’ match on Monday night Netball NSW staff, game day volunteers and the Swifts’ coaching staff will be wearing orange ribbons, players will also use a special orange game ball to mark the occasion, and as part of the pre-game activities, St John’s Primary School Auburn, will participate in a NetSetGo! demonstration to show our support for Harmony Day … read the full story here

One of the many perks of being a NSW Swifts Member is getting to attend an Exclusive Members’ Open Training Session, with 2013 Members given a sneak peek at the team on Monday night … read the full story here

After months of hard pre-season training, the Swifts’ playing and coaching staff decided to change things up a little and organised a morning of fun, team-based activities at Sydney’s Centennial Park last Saturday … read the full story here