GIANTS Finals Hopes Crushed

The 2019 Suncorp Super Netball season has come to an abrupt end for the GIANTS with the club missing finals for the first time in their short history.

Following an impressive 70-60 victory over the West Coast Fever on Saturday, the GIANTS’ fate was out of their hands with Collingwood and the Vixens meeting in the final match of the season on Sunday.

The Magpies secured seven competition points to leapfrog the GIANTS and finish in fourth spot due to a superior percentage with a comprehensive victory on Sunday afternoon.

GIANTS coach Julie Fitzgerald said it was a painful end to the 2019 campaign.

“We are all disappointed today as it’s not how we wanted our season to end but, in the end, our slow start to the season caught up with us,” said Fitzgerald.

“I couldn’t have asked more from the girls and the way they performed following the World Cup in winning four out of our last five games which had me confident we could take it right up to whoever we met in the finals.

“While none of us wanted our season to end on this note, I’m glad we got the opportunity to farewell Kim Green the way she deserved yesterday in front of her home fans after such a brilliant career.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and fans for their unwavering support in 2019. It clearly hasn’t all gone to plan this year but I have no doubt we’ll come back stronger for the experience in 2020.”