Hazzards, Ravens clash in match of the night in netball
NETBALL: Helena Tate expects her team, Hazzards, to face a tough task against Ravens in the Warwick Netball Association A-grade grand final on Monday night.
The A-grade grand final is on the championship court at WIRAC from 6pm.
Tate and Jess O'Brien are the organisers of a Hazzards team that beat Ravens in last year's grand final.
"Emily Harm is a new player for Ravens and is playing extremely well as a goal shooter,” Tate said.
"Jess O'Brien will have the job of restricting Emily's shots at goal.”
As for Hazzards, Tate said a lot of the responsibility for her team rested with shooters Tiffany Cullen and Bec Burville.
"Jess Carey has been in Canada but will return home on the weekend and strengthen our team in midcourt.
"Jess will play centre, which will allow Carly Cooper and Erin Glass to move to their usual positions at wing defence and wing attack.
"We are really keen to win for Jess O'Brien, who has stated she will retire at the end of this season.”
O'Brien is the founder of the Hazzards netball team.
Ravens player Ellie McVeigh said defence would be key for her team.
"Eliza Eastwell and Jessica McGregor are key players for us in defence,” she said.
"I will be able to play harder this year as I was three months pregnant when the grand final was played last year.
"We will need to be at our best to win.”
Jess O'Brien, Helena Tate, Jaimie McMillan, Erin Glass, Carly Cooper, Dimity Brackin, Jessica Carey, Tiffany Cullen, Bec Burville.
Monday draw: WIRAC
6pm: Court 1 - Hazzards v Ravens, A grade
Court 2 - Shooting Stars v Mumbas, D grade;
7pm: Court 1 - Contro v Pink Ladies, B grade
Court 2 - Scots v Strikers, C grade.