League locks in Round 11 fixture

3 months ago

The league has locked in its Round 11 fixture, in a move to ensure all eight clubs can play as many home games as possible.

The league has brought forward the Round 14 fixture, with the Sunshine Coast Lightning set to return to USC Stadium to play in front of a home crowd for the first time in three weeks.

The Lightning will host GIANTS Netball, who this week moved from quarantine to stay at home restrictions, at 3:00pm (AEST) on Saturday 17 July.

The Victorian Government announced this week that Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast have been downgraded from red to orange zones.

The Lightning returned to Queensland today, while the Queensland Firebirds will remain in Melbourne ahead of their Round 11 clash.

The Firebirds will travel to Perth to play the West Coast Fever at RAC Arena at 9:00pm (AEST) on Saturday.

A Melbourne derby will headline Sunday’s action, with the Melbourne Vixens to host the Collingwood Magpies at John Cain Arena at 1:00pm (AEST).

In the final match of the round, the NSW Swifts will play the Adelaide Thunderbirds in Victoria at 3:30pm (AEST). The league is working through a venue for the match and further details will be communicated in the coming days.

Netball Australia CEO Kelly Ryan said the league was pleased to lock in another blockbuster round of netball.

“We are continuing to work with state governments and health authorities to protect the season and ensure that all eight clubs play as many home games as possible,” Ryan said.

“We will continue to monitor the health advice and update the fixture on a weekly basis. We are determined to make the season as fair as possible for the teams and give our fans every opportunity to watch live netball.”

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