Harten to miss Quad Series

England Roses overnight announced GIANTS Netball shooter Joanne Harten will miss the Vitality Netball International Series, as part of the Netball Quad Series, due to an on-going knee injury.

Having been assessed by both Roses and Giants Netball medical staff, the decision was made to focus on Harten’s recovery ahead of a full 2018, which includes the Commonwealth Games in April.

GIANTS Netball Head Coach Julie Fitzgerald said this would allow additional time for Jo to ensure she is at her fittest.

“The decision was not made lightly, however, this additional time will allow Jo to be in the best form ahead of a busy 2018,”

“With the Commonwealth Games and the Suncorp Super Netball Season fast approaching this is the right time for Jo to focus on recovery”.

The Netball Quad Series is the final international test series before the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The Series will take place at the end of January 2018 in England and South Africa where England Roses, Samsung Diamonds, South Africa and New Zealand challenge each other.

QUAD SERIES FIXTURE
DATE LOCAL TIME AEDT TIME TEAM 1 v TEAM 2 VENUE LOCATION
Sat 20 Jan 3.30pm Sun 21 Jan 2.30am South Africa Spar Proteas v Samsung Diamonds Copper Box Arena London, ENG
Sat 20 Jan 6.00pm Sun 21 Jan 5.00am England Roses v New Zealand Silver Ferns Copper Box Arena London, ENG
Mon 22 Jan 7.45pm Tues 23 Jan 6.45am England Roses v Samsung Diamonds Copper Box Arena London, ENG
Thurs 25 Jan 7.00pm Fri 26 Jan 4.00am South Africa Spar Proteas v New Zealand Silver Ferns Ellispark Arena Johannesburg, RSA
Sun 28 Jan 12.00pm Sat 27 Jan 9.00pm New Zealand Silver Ferns v Samsung Diamonds Ellispark Arena Johannesburg, RSA
Sun 28 Jan 2.30pm Sat 27 Jan 11.30pm South Africa Spar Proteas v England Roses Ellispark Arena Johannesburg, RSA