Home crowd bonus for Super Club debutantes
16 August 2018
The Silvermoon Tactix’ history-making season continues when they suit up for the Super Club in Nelson for the first time.
The Jane Watson-led side finished third in the ANZ Premiership, reaching the play-offs for the first time in the franchise’s history and qualifying for this week’s Super Club.
They will meet Kiwi teams Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel and Te Wananga o Raukawa Pulse along with club sides from South Africa, Singapore, Scotland, Australia and Fiji/Samoa.
The Silvermoon Tactix are taking the majority of their ANZ Premiership squad to the six-day tournament with the exception of Temalisi Fakahokotau who will be rested due to a heavy Silver Ferns and ANZ Premiership schedule. They have also included Beko Netball League mid-courters Stacey Peeters and Tiana Placid, shooter Jess Prosser, along with defender Lily Fletcher. Also travelling with the team will be promising young shooting talent Hannah Glen who is in her final year at Villa Maria College.
Tactix coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek said they were excited to be making their first appearance at Super Club.
“It has certainly been a season of achievements for this squad and now we have the opportunity to add something special to that by competing in the Super Club,” she said.
“As a coach, I’m very proud of our athletes who have showcased their skills against the best in the country and now we can do that against some of the leading clubs from around the world.
“We’re also thrilled that we are playing in front of a home crowd, with Nelson being a part of our family in the Mainland Zone. We’ve had such amazing support throughout the season and now we can repay some of that faith by performing at Super Club.”
The Tactix open their Super Club campaign against Singapore’s leading club side, Sneakers, on Sunday before taking on the Gauteng Jaguars from South Africa and the Steel.
Tickets for the tournament are on sale with a number of options available including an Adult ($25) and Child ($15) day pass. Three-day passes can also be purchased as well as a Family pass (two Adults and two Children). Tickets are available from Ticketek.
Silvermoon Tactix team: