The Netball NSW (NNSW) Waratahs have returned from Brisbane without a win in a tough double-header weekend during Week 2 action of the 2015 Australian Netball League (ANL).
The NNSW Waratahs first met Southern Force on Saturday 27 June in a hard-fought contest. Despite getting to within three goals at three quarter time, the experienced South Australian outfit pulled away in the final 15 minutes to claim a 52-40 victory.
With no time to wallow, the NNSW Waratahs got straight back on the horse yesterday – Sunday 28 June – when they took the court against hosts Queensland Fusion for their second and final game of the weekend.
NSW got out to a rampaging start against the Queenslanders, leading throughout the first half before Fusion regathered. Spurred on by the switch in momentum, Fusion were able to get out to a handy three-goal advantage at the final break. While NSW tried in vain to claw back the deficit, QLD were spurred on by a spirited home crowd to finish the match strongly to post a 54-44 victory.
Click here to read the full report via Netball QLD’s website.
The NNSW Waratahs will be back in action and looking to get back on the winner’s list next weekend when they travel to Western Australia to contest Week 3 of the 2015 ANL season.
NSW will take on hosts and 2014 Bronze Medalists Western Sting before meeting Territory Storm in another double-header next weekend.
The ANL gives players a fantastic opportunity to test their skills in a competition that bridges the gap between State League competitions and the ANZ Championship, whilst providing fans around the country a chance to see some of our best young talent in action.
Beginning alongside the ANZ Championship in 2008, the under-pinning league is a vital competition to Netball Australia’s national pathway, not only providing players with an opportunity to develop but also coaches, umpires and officials.
NSW has claimed just one ANL title, in 2011, when a Rob Wright-led NNSW Waratahs became the first ANL side to go through a season undefeated; on three other occasions the NNSW Waratahs have finished Runners-Up (2010, 2012, 2013).
Five NSW athletes have been named Tournament MVP since the inaugural season – Narelle Easther (NNSW Blues, 2008), Amorette Wild (NNSW Waratahs, 2011), Kristy Guthrie (NNSW Waratahs, 2012), and joint recipients Ashleigh Brazill (Western Sting) and Kristina Brice (NNSW Waratahs) in 2014.
Catch the NNSW Waratahs LIVE in action!
The Netball NSW Waratahs host their one-and-only match at home for the 2015 Australian Netball League season, when they take on the Canberra Darters at Netball NSW’s brand new $35 million centre of excellence, Netball Central.
The match starts at 3:00pm, with doors open from 2:00pm, so come along and catch all the action from some of the best and brightest upcoming NSW netball talent on show!
Tickets can be purchased over the phone. Contact Netball NSW Membership and Ticketing Coordinator Rebecca Donaldson on (02) 9951 5000 during business hours.
|2015 Australian Netball League – NNSW Waratahs Fixtures|
|Week 1||Sat 20 June||4:30pm||NNSW Waratahs 51 d by VIC Fury 52||AIS Arena, Canberra|
|Sun 21 June||10:30am||NNSW Waratahs 66 d Tassie Spirit 47|
|Week 2||Sat 26 June||4:30pm||NNSW Waratahs 40 d by Southern Force 52||Ormiston College, Brisbane|
|Sun 27 June||12:00pm||NNSW Waratahs 44 d by QLD Fusion 54|
|Week 3||Sat 4 July||8:00pm||NNSW Waratahs v Western Sting||State Netball Centre, Perth|
|Sun 5 July||12:00pm||NNSW Waratahs v Territory Storm|
|Week 4||Sat 11 July||3:00pm||NNSW Waratahs v Canberra Darters GET TICKETS||Netball Central, Sydney|
|Finals||Sat 25 July||5:00pm||Semi Final 1 (1v4)||Waverley Netball Centre,|
|7:00pm||Semi Final 2 (2v3)||Melbourne|
|Sun 26 July||10:00am||3rd Place Final (L 1v4 v L 2v3)|
|12:00pm||Grand Final (W 1v4 v W 2v3)|
Photo Credit: Peter Burton