In a normal season, New Zealand’s elite domestic netball league should be close to crowning a champion by now – instead the revised ANZ Premiership is just getting started.
The 10-week competition picks up where it left off three months ago
and despite re-working the draw a couple of times, the results from
round one still stand, giving the Mystics, Pulse and Magic a headstart
in the condensed competition.
Pulse captain Katrina Rore, who lifted the trophy last season, said she is looking forward to the contest.
“I think it’s a bit surreal in the fact that our season would nearly
be finished but now we are about to start and get into it,” Rore said.
“We’re just itching to get out there, it’s been a long time and
hopefully we can put a bit of joy on other people’s faces when it can be
on TV and people can finally come to games as well.”
Games will be played out of a hub in Auckland for the first six weeks before fans in Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Porirua and Hamilton can join in on the action.