Games times announced for 2014 Season
Game times for the NSW Swifts 2014 regular season have today been announced by the ANZ Championship.
On making the announcement, the ANZ Championship confirmed all matches will be broadcast live on FOX SPORTS in Australia and SKY Sport in New Zealand throughout the 17-week season including the ANZ Championship Finals Series which concludes at the end of June. Additionally in Australia one match per week will be simulcast live from 12.00pm (AEDST) each Sunday on free-to-air television via SBS 2.
The NSW Swifts returned for pre-season training on Monday 2 December under new Head Coach Rob Wright. In addition to a new look coaching team, there are six (6) fresh faces in the playing roster for season 2014, including current Australian Diamonds Caitlin Thwaites and Sharni Layton, and Australian 21/U goal shooter Gretel Tippett.
View the full 2014 NSW Swifts Roster
“There is a great sense of anticipation and excitement throughout the entire Club and playing group ahead of the new season,” said Rob Wright, who takes the reins after four seasons as the Club’s Assistant Coach.
“During the off-season, seven of the 2014 roster represented Australia in either the Diamonds or Fast5 Flyers, giving NSW Swifts supporters a taste of what to expect from their team in 2014.”
“The ANZ Championship is without doubt the best netball competition in the world and we will be using the next three months to prepare for what will be the most hotly contested season in the competition’s history,” concluded Wright.
The 2014 ANZ Championship season starts three weeks earlier than usual next year in consideration of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games which commence in July.
Each of the ten teams will enjoy a bye round and at least six home matches within the 14-week regular season.
ANZ Championship General Manager Andy Crook says preparations for the 2014 ANZ Championship are in full swing.
“It’s an exciting time of the year for the teams as new and returning players come together for the first time as they embark on their first steps towards season seven of the ANZ Championship,” Crook said.
“With the lure of Commonwealth Games selection providing an added motivation heading into the 2014 ANZ Championship season, I believe the standard of competition on court is set to benefit from fitter, faster and stronger athletes.”
NSW Swifts 2014 ANZ Championship Draw*
Round 1: Swifts v Fever
12:18pm, Sunday 2 March @ Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
Round 2: Swifts v Tactix
7:20pm, Sunday 9 March @ CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch
Round 3: Swifts v Thunderbirds
7:48pm, Monday 17 March @ Netball SA Stadium, Adelaide
Round 4: Swifts v Firebirds
12:18pm, Sunday 23 March @ Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
Round 5: Swifts v Pulse
7:48pm, Monday 31 March @ Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
Round 6: Bye
Round 7: Swifts v Vixens
12:18pm, Sunday 13 April @ Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
Round 8: Swifts v Firebirds
12:18pm, Sunday 20 April @ BCEC, Brisbane
Round 9: Swifts v Steel
1:48pm, Friday 25 April @ AIS Arena, Canberra
Round 10: Swifts v Vixens
12:18pm, Sunday 4 May @ Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Round 11: Swifts v Fever
6:48pm, Monday 12 May @ Perth Arena
Round 12: Swifts v Thunderbirds
2:18pm, Sunday 18 May @ Allphones Arena, Sydney
Round 13: Swifts v WBOP Magic
2:18pm, Sunday 25 May @ Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
Round 14: Swifts v Mystics
7:20pm, Sunday 1 June @ The Trusts Arena, Auckland
*Local match times listed
2014 NSW Swifts Memberships
NSW Swifts Memberships are on sale now.
Supporters wanting to become 2014 members can do so online, or by completing an application form which is downloadable from the membership section of the website. Once completed, either email, fax or post using the details outlined on the application form.
The NSW Swifts Membership team is also available on 02 9951 5000 during business hours (9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday).
2014 NSW Swifts Match Day Ticket Sales
Individual match day tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 4 February, 2014.