NNSW Waratahs set for Grand Final rematch

After splitting their games for one win and one loss in the opening week of the 2013 Australian Netball League, the Netball NSW Waratahs are back in action this weekend in South Australia for Week Four.

The NNSW Waratahs will have a tough match up in their first game after two weeks off with the bye; a 2012 Grand Final rematch against Southern Force at 4:30pm AEST Saturday 27 July.

NNSW Waratahs Head Coach Sue Hawkins had the chance to check out the Force when they were in action at Anne Clark Centre in the opening round.

“They have got one big shooter up the front who just holds and then at the last minute changes position and receives the ball right under the post so that is one dimension of their game, but if we can upset their rhythm that is what our main focus is,” Hawkins said.

“We have dissected their game; I had my captain (Sam May) with me today (Wednesday) and we had a good look at them and came up with our tactics….”

Following their match against the defending Premiers, the NNSW Waratahs attention turns to Tassie Spirit, who they play at 10:30am Sunday AEST.

“We will be watching Tassie on the Saturday afternoon to see what they are all about, I think they have a few imports but they are like ACT, you can just never underestimate those teams.”

Hawkins said the key to the NNSW Waratahs getting the two wins on the weekend was ball movement and placement.

“We have got to let the ball go and place the ball better than what we have been. We have only had two games together but we will come home strong… so it will be a matter of the players being more mature and sharp with the ball, placement and having confidence in each other.”

Following their journey to South Australia, the NNSW Waratahs return home for the local derby against the Netball NSW Blues at 7:00pm on Wednesday 31 July at the Anne Clark Centre.

You can secure your tickets TODAY to watch the best NSW talent head-to-head in the ANL Derby by phoning the Netball NSW Office on 02 9951 5000*.  Tickets will also be available for purchase on the day, with doors opening at 6pm.

Tickets start at just $3 for Child/Concession and $6 for Adults, while a Family Pass is also available for $15 (2x Adults + 2 Child OR 1x Adult + 3 Child).

Netball NSW Waratahs Travelling Team for Week Four:
Kristiana MANU’A
Samantha MAY (C)
Ashlee WEIR