Pre-Season Tournaments to test teams
Monday, 9 February 2009
ANZ Championship teams are now in full training mode, building towards the 2009 season which starts on Saturday 4 April.

In February and March, teams will compete in three Pre-Season Tournaments; the first in Queenstown hosted by Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel, the second in Sydney hosted by 2008 Champions, NSW Swifts and the third at Waipa hosted by 2008 runners-up, ColourPlus Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic.

Magic v Steel, Round 7, ANZC 2008
Midcourters Laura Langman (Magic) and Liana Barrett-Chase (Steel) hustle the ball in Round 7 of the 2008 ANZ Championship. (PHOTO: Michael Bradley)

Queenstown Pre-Season Tournament
20 - 22 February
Queenstown Events Centre

Friday 20 February, 10.00am
Saturday 21 March, 9.30am
Sunday 22 March, 9.45am

Teams attending:
Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel
NSW Swifts
Central Pulse
LG Northern Mystics
Australian Institute of Sport


Sydney Olympic Park Netball Cup
The Official ANZ Championship Pre-Season Tournament
6 – 8 March
Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre

Information on the draw will be announced soon by Netball NSW.

Tickets will be available at the door for $A10 flat rate
online at Netball NSW
or by phone (02) 9646 5666.

Teams attending:
NSW Swifts
Melbourne Vixens
Adelaide Thunderbirds
Queensland Firebirds
West Coast Fever
ColourPlus Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic
Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel

Note: the Australian Institute of Sport team has accepted an invitation to participate in this tournament.


Waipa Pre-Season Tournament
20 – 22 March
Te Awamutu Events Centre

Teams attending:
ColourPlus Waikato-Bay of Magic
LG Northern Mystics
Central Pulse
NZU21 Squad