Canberra's Giant chance to secure semi-finals netball

Giants coach Sharyn Hill says Canberra can help them secure their finals chances in their sold-out leg of the Australian Netball League.

The Giants can cement their spot in the top four with two wins against the second-placed Tasmanian Magpies at the ACT Netball Centre on Friday and Saturday nights.

Both games are sold out as the Canberra community comes out in full force to support the home side in their only ACT games of the season.

Canberra Giants will look to cement their spot in ANL finals this weekend.

Canberra Giants will look to cement their spot in ANL finals this weekend.

The Magpies are guaranteed of a top-two finish,  but are in a battle for top spot with the Victorian Fury.

Hill said these home games were crucial for the Giants' hopes of returning to the semi-finals before heading to the Sunshine Coast for the final round.

"It is really important for us to try and win the games because what it will do is consolidate our place in the semis," she said.

Hill wants the Giants to put on a showing stopping performance for the Canberra netball community.

Both games ar sold out as Canberra continues to show it's support for high-quality netball.

"We are here to play for the whole netball community of Canberra and we are really looking forward to putting on a really good performance for all of the Canberran’s out there who love their netball," Hill said.

"We just hope that they will help us extra few goals for us with all their support.”

Last weekend's bye provided Canberra with the opportunity to rest and return home rejuvenated to take on the second-placed Magpies.

"The week off gave everyone the chance to rejuvenate and get over any little soreness or niggles or the long trip to Perth so everyone in the whole squad is fit and healthy, which is great," Hill said.

“We have the full squad in Canberra and available so we have 16 athletes, of which seven are local, available for selection this weekend. I am hoping some of them will get some time out there."

With both sides finals bound, this weekend's games could provide a psychological advantage for either side.


Friday and Saturday: Canberra Giants v Tasmanian Magpies at ACT Netball Centre, 6pm.

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