Six games into the new Suncorp Super Netball season, the Firebirds have played below expectations, winning their first game of the season against the Giants by four goals in their ANZAC Round matchup.
The Queensland Firebirds are going on the road, travelling to Melbourne to face last season’s grand finalists the Vixens on Saturday to kick off Round 7.
The Vixens are looking at this game as a step closer to getting in the top four, losing their spot after their loss to the NSW Swifts.
Before the season kicked off, captain Kim Ravaillion spoke about how there was positive energy around camp and a team that had a high ceiling in the Suncorp Super Netball competition.
Six games into the season, Ravaillion admits that this season has been difficult so far. However, she remains hopeful and aspires for more wins in the back half of the season.
“We really appreciated the win, with the girls it’s been building, and it’s finally happened,” Ravaillion said.
Entering the season’s halfway mark, Ravillion reminds the importance of trusting the process ahead of their clash with the Melbourne Vixens.
“It was a lot of weight on our shoulders to get that win [versus the Giants], but now that we have got it…the positive vibes around the camp have been awesome.”
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The Firebirds’ win in round six thrived with the lethal combination of Emily Moore and Macy Gardner, as well as pivotal bench contributions of Gabi Simpson and Mia Stower.
“Macy Gardner has been stepping up and playing beautifully, so having her come on is very exciting,” Ravaillion said.
Having previously beaten the Vixens in the Team Girls Cup in late February, Ravaillion wants to win when points are at stake on Saturday night.
“We’re very excited to take on the Vixens this weekend,” she said.
“I think we can hold a bit of confidence after beating them at Team Girls Cup, but none of the points counted then. Now it’s about how we prepare and come up against them on the weekend.”
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