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Toeava taking things one step at a time ahead of grand final

THE Northern Mystics crept their way up the ladder in season 2021 and ended the home and away season with a bang to steal top spot and safe passage into the ANZ Premiership Grand Final. One player that has been a lynchpin and a key reason for the Mystics’ success this season is wing attack […]

2021 ANZ Premiership – Head to Head

MAINLAND Tactix are gearing up for their second consecutive grand final appearance having snuck through the elimination final, while the Northern Mystics enjoyed the week off and will be raring to go. With key match-ups across the court Draft Central takes a close look at the potential battle between Te Paea Selby-Rickit and Kate Burley. […]

Queensland Firebirds end their season on a high against struggling Vixens

WITH both sides unable to make Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) finals it was a matter of pride as the Queensland Firebirds just snuck over the line against the Melbourne Vixens (62-58). It was a see-sawing battle to say the least as they traded the lead back and forth credit to the high intensity out on […]

Swifts rally to topple courageous Thunderbirds

WITH head coach Briony Akle back at the helm the NSW Swifts looked more at home and comfortable against the Thunderbirds taking out a five-goal win (58-53). It was a real grind with the Thunderbirds refusing to give up and the Swifts having to dig deep to take home the points. Sophie Garbin got the […]

2021 ANZ Premiership – Team of the Year

WITH the grand final around the corner Draft Central has compiled its 2021 ANZ Premiership Team of the Year based on the number of times players have made it into the Team of the Week. It is no surprise that a number of players from both the Mainland Tactix and Northern Mystics have made their […]

Fever dazzle with clinical win Collingwood

IN the Collingwood Magpies’ final game of the home and away season, they were all out of answers as West Coast Fever put them to the sword securing a whopping 20-goal win, 75-55. With Collingwood’s finals chances dashed and missing Ash Brazill‘s skill and precision, it was a less than desirable output by the Pies […]

Peace Proscovia steals the show in overtime win

THE top four Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) battle between the GIANTS and Sunshine Coast Lightning went right down to the wire as Peace Proscovia proved to be the extra time hero with a goal on the siren (64-63). In her 100th SSN game, Steph Wood wasted no time finding the sweet spot with an early […]

2021 VNL: Round 11 preview

THE Victorian Netball League (VNL) makes its long awaited return after another state wide lockdown put a halt to sport. Coming into the pointy end of the season the top teams will be hoping to pick up where they left off and gain some much needed momentum. The Southern Saints and Peninsula Waves will enjoy […]

Can the Magpies make finals?

COLLINGWOOD made an almighty swoop last round with a romping win over NSW Swifts, something many did not think was possible given the form the Sydney based-side had been in. The Magpies then backed it up, delivering the Queensland Firebirds the same fate just a day later – a loss. In fact, the win marked […]

Blistering second quarter gifts Mainland Tactix a grand final berth

A BLISTERING second quarter from Mainland Tactix all but gifted them a win against the Southern Steel running out five goal victors 54-49 in the ANZ Premiership elimination final. After an even start the Tactix managed to put the foot down in the second and withstood the pressure that was thrown at them in the […]

2021 ANZ Premiership: Elimination final preview

IT has all come down to this elimination final as the Southern Steel host Mainland Tactix in what is a do-or-die clash with the winner set to go into the ANZ Premiership grand final and face off against Northern Mystics. Southern Steel vs. Mainland Tactix Sunday, August 1 @4:20pm Heading into the match the two […]

2021 ANZ Player of the Week: Round 15 – Anna Harrison

IN a new series, Draft Central casts an eye over the top performer from the round taking into account not only their individual stats, but their overall impact on the game. Round 15 of the ANZ Premiership saw a number of key players lead the way for their respective teams and put their best foot […]

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