GIANTS Netball will take on West Coast Fever in two pre-season games in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community next March.
The games mark the first time either team has played a pre-season game in a remote regional area, and start the lead-in to the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball Season, which begins on the first weekend of May.
WA’s Sport and Recreation Minister, Mick Murray, said the event would enable regional fans to witness top-level netball ahead of the Suncorp Super Netball Season.
“Netball has a solid following in the Goldfields and the $30,000 funding from the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme will enable regional fans in WA to see some top-level netball in the lead-up to the national competition,” said Minister Murray.
As a proud partner of Netball WA, West Coast Fever and Shooting Stars, the Gold Industry Group are committed to building a strong and long-standing connection between the sport and WA’s regional communities, supporting and advancing some of the State’s most remote areas.
Gold Industry Group Vice Chair, Kelly Carter, said the Gold Industry Group were excited to be able to build on the first year success of their landmark three-year partnership with Netball WA, by increasing the sport’s reach further into regional WA communities.
“The season-opening events in March will give the Goldfields’ sporting community and their families a fantastic opportunity to see these elite athletes in action,” said Ms Carter.
The GIANTS’ Super Netball Season begins on May 3 against the Adelaide Thunderbirds at Priceline Stadium in Adelaide. Their first home game at new home court Ken Rosewell Arena will be in round three against the Melbourne Vixens.