Top four clashes headline VNL

Four top-four clashes headline the Victorian Netball League this round, with key matches taking place across all divisions.

The Championship division host a second v fourth clash and the 19/U division will see a first v third match.

Division One will hold two top-four clashes –  first v fourth and second v third.


The Championship division is also headlined by a top four clash, with the DC North East Blaze, taking on the Wilson Storage Southern Saints.

The Blaze and Saints both sit on the same number of wins, two each, however sit second and fourth on the ladder.

Both teams boast Australian Netball League standard talent, with Ella Bayliss and Mary Livesey at the Blaze, whilst Rahni Samason, Emma Jones and Sharni Lambden are at the Saints.

Division One

Division One is headlined by two top-of-the-table clashes, with first v fourth and second v third battles taking place.

The first-placed DC North East Blaze will take on fourth-placed Wilson Storage Southern Saints, with just one win separating the two teams on the ladder.

2016 19/U MVP, Ella Quinlan, will spearhead the Saints’ attack, while the Blaze have three of the league’s 2016 Division One Team of the Year members, Rebecca Colwell, Tarryn Munro and Tayrissa Coppinger.

The other key clash for the round is between the City West Falcons, who sit in third position, and Geelong Cougars, who are currently second.

Geelong sit narrowly above the Falcons with one extra win.

Last round, the City West Falcons had a 59 – 50 victory over the Boroondara Express.

The Cougars contain a number of key players also, with three Division One 2016 19/U team members, Hannah van Gemst, Laura Cayzer and Allie Smith, in the team.


The first-placed City West Falcons will play the third-placed Geelong Cougars for the 19/U Division.

The Falcons sit undefeated on top of the ladder, while the Cougars have two wins from their first three clashes.