Full-time! Vixens win Super Netball title!
Greetings, and welcome to our Super Netball grand final coverage. After a tumultuous season featuring a mass Covid-enforced relocation to Queensland, Super shot mayhem, an unprecedented send-off, controversy surrounding Caitlin Bassett and Indigenous round, and even an alleged fan spitting incident, it all comes down to this.
Can minor premiers the Melbourne Vixens get the double done against the West Coast Fever at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena? One may think so, given the Vixens have lost two games all season and made light work of Sunshine Coast Lightning in their major semi-final. That’s not to mention the fortnight’s break compared to the Fever, who are backing up from last weekend’s preliminary final win over the NSW Swifts.
Really, though, I wouldn’t bet my house on either. They drew 63-63 in round 10 and, while Melbourne won their only other meeting of the season in round five, West Coast have in their arsenal arguably the competition’s form player in Jhaniele Fowler. The star Jamaican goal shooter possesses some seriously safe hands. Tell us more, you say? Okay, what about her season report card of 910 goals in 16 matches at 94 per cent? This could go down to the wire, and the Vixens will need their durable defence to stop feeds making it to the circle.