The Victorian Fury are out to seek redemption this weekend from last year’s finals series. They have again finished atop of the table and will get their chance to make amends against the Canberra Giants in Saturday’s semi-final in the Deakin University Australian Netball League.
Fury head coach, Di Honey has approached the week the same as any other, insisting the team maintains their basic skills and do the simple things with great intensity.
“This week’s focus has mainly been business as usual. We had a training session on Monday night which was good, and we played our usual couple of quarters and then obviously our captain’s run on Friday while match play at VNL on Wednesday also helps with that match preparation,” Honey said.
“We’ve been lucky that we’ve had a larger squad because we have had a few challenges with injuries and people returning back from injury along the way.
“So, it’s been good to have so much depth within the squad itself and we’ve seen a range of players, so we’re almost spoilt for choice as coaches.
“I’m feeling really confident, obviously there are a few nerves because you want the players to do well. We’ve prepared them as well as we can, and we just hope that’s executed on court on the weekend.”
Last time the Fury met the Giants was in round one earlier this year, where the Fury gained control of the games early and took away two convincing wins, 64-45 and 61-48. Fury goaler, Emma Ryde shot at 99% and contributed 51 of the 64 goals in the first game.
Since then, a lot has changed for both sides, with new members injected into the teams and a change of combinations.
The Victorian Fury take on the Canberra Giants at the State Netball & Hockey Centre on Saturday at 3pm in the first semi-final, with hopes to compete in the Grand Final on Sunday at 12.30pm.
Tickets are available to purchase per day at the venue on Saturday 29 June and Sunday 30 June – adult $5 and child/concession $3. Fans who can’t make it to the State Netball and Hockey Centre, don’t miss out on a minute of the action with all games broadcast live via the Netball Australia Facebook page.