Swifts HQ: Friday 16 May 2014

In SwiftsHQ we bring you the week that was for the NSW Swifts…

It was a gutsy second half performance that saw the NSW Swifts defeat the West Coast Fever, 58-47, at Perth Arena last Monday evening, stretching their winning run to three consecutive games.

It was a game of two halves with the Fever impressing their home crowd in the first, stretching out their lead to nine goals before the Swifts pulled it back to trail by five at half-time.  However it was all the Swifts in the second half, outscoring their opposition 34 goals to 16 to claim honours.
Read the match report…

An exhausted Sarah Wall summed it up succinctly at the end of the game: “The Fever did not stop on their drives, which is credit to them. But I thought our attack end was amazing; it didn’t matter what they threw at us we adapted which is really positive.”

See what some of Sarah’s teammates and coaches said about the Swifts Round 11 victory:
Read What They Said…

After two games on the road, the Swifts are back home in front of Members and Fans and just in time for the big one … the Allphones Arena BLOCKBUSTER!

The Swifts will take the court on Sunday 18 May against the defending Champions, the Adelaide Thunderbirds, with the two sides enjoying a fierce battle of late with the last three games decided by three goals or less.

NSWSwiftsTV caught up with Assistant Coach Megan Anderson who said the Swifts were cautious of the Thunderbirds who, despite looking likely to miss this year’s Finals Series, always offer a potent contest.

“They’re a quality side and it’s going to be a really tough game for us … in Round 3 we only lost by one [goal] to the Thunderbirds so [we’re] looking for a big performance and coming into Finals time it’s a really important game for us.”
Read the Round 12 preview here…

The Club looks set to come close to breaking our regular season home crowd, set at the corresponding game last year with 8,021 spectators filling Allphones Arena … but we have the ANZ Championship record in our sights!

Currently held by the Melbourne Vixens with 8,509 at one game last season, the Swifts want to create a Sea of Red at Allphones Arena to claim the record from our southern state rivals!

Tickets are still available via www.swiftstickets.com.au, but get in quick! The Group Ticket Offer – which is only available for the Allphones Arena fixture – is only available until 5pm today! To book or for more information, contact Ticketek Group Booking Hotline on 1300 364 001 during business hours.
Read everything you need to know about the Allphones Arena BLOCKBUSTER…

If you’re heading the Allphones Arena this Sunday, make sure get down early to enjoy all the action OFF court, with front doors opening at 12pm.  From face painting to the ANZ NetSetGO activity centre … plus, be in your seats at 1:45pm for a special surprise!