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NSW Swifts, celebrities and much more

A sold-out Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre will play witness to a netball extravaganza on Sunday 21 June with two great games of netball.
 
First on court at 12pm will be “Netball’s Festival of Stars Celebrity Match” where Network TEN Commentators Liz Ellis and Luke Darcy go head to head with their star-laden teams.
 
Some of the stars suiting up for Ellis’ pink team (representing the National Breast Cancer Foundation) are Adam Spencer, former Wallaby captain John Eales and 7-time surfing world champion Layne Beachley. Whilst at the other end of the court, the Blue team led by Darcy (representing Beyond Blue) will feature Wil Anderson, AFL legend Chris Grant and INXS member Kirk Pengilly.
 
Then the ANZ Championship action heats up with the round 12 clash between the NSW Swifts and West Coast Fever. This will be the last home game for the NSW Swifts in the 2009 ANZ Championship.

The last time these two teams met was back in round five when they played out an extra time thriller with the Fever prevailing 67-66. The NSW Swifts will be out to reverse that score line, and with a vocal, sell out home crowd behind them they are one step closer to taking the points.
 

NSW Swifts Last Home Game for 2009
NSW Swifts v West Coast Fever
Sunday 21 June
Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
Including Netball’s Festival of Stars Celebrity Match from 12pm.
 
 

Netball`s Festival of Stars Line-up

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation Team Captain: Liz Ellis
Coach: Matthew Elliot, Penrith Panthers coach
GK: Liz Ellis
GD: Nathan Hindmarsh, Parramatta Eels player
WD: Bill Woods, Network TEN stalwart
C: Marianne McCormick, former Australian Netballer
WA: Layne Beachley, 7-time world surfing champion
GA: Adam Spencer, radio personality
GS: John Eales, former Wallabies captain

 

Beyond Blue Team Captain: Luke Darcy
Coach: Julie Fitzgerald, NSW Swifts coach
GK: Chris Grant, Western Bulldogs AFL legend
GD: Wil Anderson, comedian and media personality
WD: Kirk Pengilly, INXS band member
C: Shelley O`Donnell, former Australian netballer
WA: Melissa Wu, Beijing silver medalist (diving)
GA: Andy Maher, Before the Game host
GS: Luke Darcy
 
To commemorate the inaugural Netball’s Festival of Stars, 2 x framed dresses signed by all the celebrities featured in the Celebrity Charity Match will be up for Auction on eBay from Sunday 21st June, with proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Beyondblue charities.
 
The National Breast Cancer Foundation and Beyondblue signed dresses will feature Channel Ten ANZ Championship commentators Liz Ellis and Luke Darcy and all their celebrity mates including surfing sensation Layne Beachley, former Wallabies Captain John Eales and comedian Wil Anderson, just to name a few.
 
The auction will open on EBay from Sunday 21st of June and close on Wednesday 1st of July at 9pm (TBC). This is an exclusive opportunity to purchase one of the framed signed dresses from Netball’s Festival of Stars, with proceeds going to Beyondblue and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Go to the official website of the ANZ Championship – www.anz-championship.com and click on EVENTS to access the eBay link to place your bid!

NSW SWIFTS; red hot and ready to take on world

Netball NSW today launched the new captain, new colours, new logo and name of the team to represent New South Wales in the 2008 ANZ Championship; the NSW SWIFTS.  (Pictured are NSW SWIFTS team

NSW SWIFTS secure seven home games!

The Tasman Trophy Netball League (TTNL) has today released the draw for the 2008 ANZ Championship which provides NSW SWIFTS fans with seven home games, the first three of which, will be international


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