In SwiftsHQ we bring you the week that was for the NSW Swifts…
WHAT THEY SAID
After pulling away to an early 10-goal lead, the NSW Swifts held out a resurgent Adelaide Thunderbirds to claim their Round 12 clash at Allphones Arena over the weekend.
It was a record crowd of 10,118 that helped the Swifts over line. When the defending Champions equalised the scoreboard in the final minutes of the match, it was the crowd in full voice that helped the Swifts push to finish three goal victors.
Read the match report…
Head Coach Rob Wright summed up the passionate crowd; “Amazing – I’m so thrilled to have 10,000-plus here and I think that last five minutes when they absolutely got really into the game just was so nice. It was such a good feeling – they were so loud and we needed it because we were in a bit of strife [then] and we needed all 10,000 of them today for that. So it was really fantastic and I love being here.”
See what some of the other Swifts said about the their BLOCKBUSTER win:
Read What They Said…
TOP 5 PLAYS
The Swifts and Thunderbirds have enjoyed a close rivalry, particularly in recent times with the last four encounters being decided by three goals or less. The weekend’s battle didn’t disappoint with plenty of spectacular intercepts, quick ball movement down the court, and creative play in the circle.
Watch the Swifts ‘Top 5 Plays’ from Round 12 and vote for your favourite!
Watch the video and vote here…
SWIFT V SWIFT TRIVIA: ABBEY V CAITLIN
You can also catch the latest version of ‘Swift v Swift Trivia’ with 2014 teammates Abbey McCulloch and Caitlin Thwaites going head-to-head to test their general netball knowledge.
See you who took out the points in this week’s edition!
Watch the video here…
FINALS BERTH ON THE LINE
The Swifts return to Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre this weekend for what could be the Club’s final 2014 appearance in front of home fans. A win will secure the Club a place in the Top Four and spot in the 2014 ANZ Championship Finals Series; the first time the Swifts will feature in the finals since 2011.
It will be no easy feat with the third-placed Swifts coming up against second-placed Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic, who have not fallen out of the Top Two for the entire season.
Read the match preview here…
Round 13 also marks the Australia Post One Netball Round of the ANZ Championship in Australia and will encourage everyone to get involved with netball, irrespective of their ability and their cultural background.
Swifts Captain Kimberlee Green was named one of five ambassadors who will help inspire the next generation as role models to the netball community to encourage participation in the sport.
Read the announcement here…