Magpies Captain Geva Mentor. Photo: collingwoodmagpies.com.au

The Big Freeze is back in 2021 and Suncorp Super Netball will again take its place on the day with cross town rivals in the Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies set to kick off the event.

The Big Freeze is an event that all Australian Football fans mark down every year but for the second year running the Big Freeze will make its way to the Suncorp Super Netball.

The Big Freeze will set the Olympic park precinct abuzz on June 14th, with it all starting at John Cain Arena with the Melbourne Derby between the Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies. All before the now traditional Big Freeze at the G and the slide returning for its 7th year.

Magpies Captain Geva Mentor spoke to the Media today at the launch for Big Freeze 7 and is excited to be involved in the event once again.

“We’re really excited to be apart of a worthy cause, for us it’s massive.” Mentor said.

“The netball plays first at John Cain Arena and the boys play after, it’s going to be great seeing lots of beanies in the crowd at the netball.

“We’ll make sure it’s nice and chilly there and the netball is nice and hot on court. Then fans can go watch the football afterwards. ”


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The Queens Birthday blockbuster will be the first Melbourne derby held in Melbourne since the first final back in 2019 but fans have already seen some great clashes in Melbourne so far this year.

“For us, it’s really exciting to be back here (in Melbourne) after we relocated to Queensland last year. To be back in front of our friends, family, and supporters, it’s really exciting to bring that brand of netball.

“We’ve got two elite teams here in Victoria and to have other teams come down here to put on a spectacle is great.”

It’s not only the two Victorian teams that are booming but the Suncorp Super Netball league is too. After signing a broadcast deal that will see Super Netball being broadcast across Foxtel and Kayo from 2022.

“The league has just gone to another level, this is the last year with this broadcasting deal before we go and take netball to new heights which is really exciting.”

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