The Melbourne Vixens are Gippsland-bound, set to descend on Traralgon for two pre-season hit outs against the Adelaide Thunderbirds on 12-13 February.
The matches will be the fans’ first chance to see the Vixens in action ahead of the Suncorp Super Netball season, which kicks off with a Round 1 clash against the Queensland Firebirds on 27 March.
The first hit out will be played on Saturday 12 February at 3.30pm, and the second will take place on Sunday 13 February at 12pm, both at the Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium.
Netball Victoria will host the practice matches and coordinate community activities across the weekend and in schools throughout the school term with the support of the Victorian Government and Latrobe City Council.
The blockbuster weekend will offer netball fans from across Gippsland opportunities to participate in netball clinics, umpiring and coaching courses, and give kids aged 5-10 years the chance to come and try the sport at a NetSetGO experience.
Melbourne Vixens Head Coach, Simone McKinnis said her players are raring to go in the lead-up to the Suncorp Super Netball season.
“We’re excited to head to Traralgon and get out on court in front of our fans. These matches will be a great opportunity to build our connections on court, test our combinations and really challenge ourselves as a group ahead of Round 1.”
Netball Victoria CEO, Rosie King said we are looking forward to showcasing elite netball and connecting with netball fans in the Latrobe region.
“We know how passionate our Gippsland netball community is – bringing the Vixens to regional Victoria is a great opportunity to show what aspiring young netballers can achieve through our Victorian netball pathway.”
AT A GLANCE
Who: Melbourne Vixens vs Adelaide Thunderbirds
When: Saturday 12 February – match commences 3.30pm
Sunday 13 February – match commences 12pm
Where: Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium, Catterick Crescent, Traralgon
Tickets: On sale Tuesday 1 February via Ticketek
More info: Traralgon Takeover