14/04/2024
The Suncorp Super Netball League has locked in the remaining games for the rest of the home and away season, but the new fixture raises concerns as teams will be playing two games in one week.

The Suncorp Super Netball League has locked in the remaining games for the rest of the home and away season, but the new fixture raises concerns as teams will be playing two games in one week.

Netball Australia CEO Kelly Ryan plans to complete the season in the same time period that was originally planned despite facing challenges with venues and stakeholders.

Games will be recommence this week with the Swifts set to take on the Magpies at Nissan Arena at 3:30pm on Tuesday afternoon, with the Fever and Firebirds playing to finals hopes alive afterwards.

The NSW Swifts may take to the court without their coach Briony Akle, who has remained in South Australian quarantine after being identified as a close contact of a tier one exposure site in Melbourne.

The amended fixture sees the home and away season set to conclude with the Fever and Giants game on Saturday August 7.

“We have worked closely with all eight teams, as well as broadcasters and other partners, to lock in the fixture for the remaining three rounds of the home and away season,” Netball Australia CEO Kelly Ryan said.

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The remaining rounds of the Super Netball League season have the Magpies featuring in two Round 13 games, whilst the Swifts will compete twice in Round 14.

Round 12

Magpies vs Swifts will recommence the season at 3:30pm on Tuesday July 27 at Nissan Arena.

The Fever and the Firebirds will battle for fourth position on the ladder afterwards in the first double header for the week.

The Giants will take on the Vixens at 3:30pm on Wednesday July 28 at Nissan Arena.

Afterwards, the Lightning will play the Thunderbirds at 6:30pm in the second double header for the round.

The Super Netball is off to Queensland. Photo: Super Netball

Round 13

Round 13 of the home and away season will start on Thursday July 29, with the Firebirds up against Magpies at 3:30pm at Nissan Arena

The league will then have the weekend off and the Thunderbirds will verse the Vixens at 7:30pm on Monday August 2.

On Tuesday August 3, the Lightning and the Giants will play at 3:30pm whilst the Magpies will take on the Fever in their second match of the round directly after.

The Swifts will not play in Round 13.

Swifts in attack. (Photo: Super Netball/Twitter)

Round 14

The Swifts will open the last round of the home and away season playing against the Thunderbirds at 3:30pm on Wednesday August 4 at Nissan Arena, with the Vixens vs Firebirds game to follow at 6:30pm.

Saturday August 7 will see the Swifts play their second game of the round against the Lightning at 12:30pm at USC Stadium with the Fever and the Giants to close out the home and away season afterwards.

Courtney Bruce going for the intercept (Photo: West Coast Fever/Twitter)

Finals Series

The league has also confirmed dates for the Finals series, with Semi-Finals to be played back-to-back on Saturday August 14.

The Preliminary Final will be contested at 3:00pm (AEST) on Saturday August 21, before the Grand Final is fought out at 2:30pm (AEST) on Saturday August 28.

Venues are yet to be confirmed for the finals series.

Adelaide Thunderbirds relocate
The Adelaide Thunderbirds, originally set to host the remaining Suncorp Super Netball games, have now relocated to Queensland. (Photo: Adelaide Thunderbirds/Twitter)

Netball Australia CEO Kelly Ryan admits the circumstances have been challenging, but the league will continue to adapt to the circumstances.

“I’d like to thank our teams, staff, umpires and stakeholders, including broadcasters, for their sacrifice and determination,” she said.

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