Third-year Netball NSW Blues player Sophie Halpin was named Captain of the side last week, and is ready to lead the team at their 2014 Australian Netball League season opener this weekend.
The NNSW Blues get their campaign underway on Saturday 12 July at the Anne Clark Centre – click here for more details – and Halpin is excited to play in front of a home crowd.
“Having the home crowd behind you and having everyone cheer you along, there’s nothing better,” Halpin said.
“We’re looking really strong and fit, we’ve had some match play under our belt, which is great… and [preparations are] coming along really well.”
Hear more from Sophie on taking on the Captain’s role and the team’s preparations on NetballNSWTV below:
The NNSW Blues first take on the Tassie Spirit at 8:30pm this Saturday, the second match of a NSW double-header with the NNSW Waratahs hosting the Canberra Darters at 6:45pm. The teams back up on Sunday with the NNSW Waratahs up against Tassie Spirit at 12:00pm followed by the NNSW Blues v Canberra Darters at 2:00pm.
The NSW sides play only one further game on their home court in 2014, a NSW derby on Wednesday 13 August from 7:00pm at the Anne Clark Centre.
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Adult = $6
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Family (2A/2C or 1A/ 3C) = $15