Davies named Waratahs Captain


Netball NSW (NNSW) is proud to announce Taylah Davies will Captain the NNSW Waratahs for the 2016 Australian Netball League (ANL) season.

Davies, with the assistance of Vice-Captain Maddie Hay, will lead her side in front of their home fans at Netball Central when the NNSW Waratahs host Canberra Darters for Round 2 double-header this weekend.

NNSW Waratahs will take to Netball Central’s Show Court at 5:00pm on Saturday 7 May, followed by a double-dose of Sydney Olympic Park netball when the two sides meet at 2:30pm on Sunday 8 May, following the NSW Swifts Round 6 ANZ Championship fixture with Central Pulse.

After returning from Brisbane with a win and a draw in the opening round against the QLD Fusion in Round 1, the NSW skipper is hoping to see a good supporter turnout for the NNSW Waratahs on their home patch.

“To get on court in front of our home fans is super exciting, especially for a few of our young players it’s their first time putting on the NNSW Waratah dress,” Davies said.

“We’ve got an awesome crowd here in New South Wales, so the bigger the better.”

Davies has been settling in well to her new captaincy role and is proud to lead an excellent group of players.

“It was very exciting to get the role, it’s been a really good start so far,” she said. “It’s definitely a big privilege and to have Maddy Hay alongside me as Vice-Captain. Together we work really well and we’ve got an awesome group of girls so I’m finding it really good.”

Davies identified some key area the NNSW Waratahs will be looking to bring when they come up against the experienced Darters outfit this weekend, but also said she hoped home advantage would be a big help to her team.

“They are a really strong side – quite fast and dynamic through the midcourt – so we are going to have to be nice and strong. We are working on a few things at training and looking forward to the challenge,” Davies added.

“I think it was good to have a big strong hit-out for our first round, [to] get that out of the way, and we’re all really happy with how we went. [We] still a few little things to work on, which we’ll be working on in training, and [get] ready for the weekend ahead.”

Watch Davies’ full interview with Netball NSW here:

Tickets for the NNSW Waratahs home games are $10 for Adults, $5 for Child/Concession. Tickets are strictly limited, so secure your seat to see some of Australia’s best and brightest talent live in action during the 2016 Australian Netball League.

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2016 Netball NSW Waratahs ANL Fixtures
Round 1
Sat 30 April NNSW Waratahs 68 d QLD Fusion 46 Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Sun 1 May NNSW Waratahs 51 drew QLD Fusion 51 Ormiston College, QLD
Round 2
Sat 7 May NNSW Waratahs v Canberra Darters Netball Central, NSW
Sun 8 May NNSW Waratahs v Canberra Darters Netball Central, NSW
Round 3
Sat 14 May VIC Fury v NNSW Waratahs State Netball & Hockey Centre, VIC
Sun 15 May VIC Fury v NNSW Waratahs Hisense Arena, VIC
Round 4
Sat 11 June NNSW Waratahs v Western Sting Newcastle Entertainment Centre, NSW
Sun 12 June NNSW Waratahs v Western Sting Netball Central, NSW
Round 4
Sat 18 June Southern Force v NNSW Waratahs Adelaide Arena, SA
Sun 19 June Southern Force v NNSW Waratahs Netball SA Stadium, SA
Finals Series
Sat 25 June Semi Finals Netball Central, NSW
Sun 26 June Grand Final Netball Central, NSW