Super Club coming to Nelson
Some of Netball’s leading athletes are in for world class action both on and off the court as they prepare to suit up for the inaugural Super Club in Nelson.
The Nelson region will host eight teams at the Trafalgar Centre from July 2-7 with 20 matches to be played over five days.
New Zealand’s top three teams to emerge from the ANZ Premiership (Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel, Te Wananga o Raukawa Pulse and the SKYCITY Mystics) will compete along with the Gauteng Jaguars from South Africa, the University of Trinidad & Tobago, NSW Institute of Sport from Australia, the Celtic Flames from Wales and Marama Vou from Fiji.
Action starts on Sunday with the first games of pool play while a feature of the week-long event will be the community day on July 4 when the players and some of the public will get an opportunity to taste some of the world class activities within the region.
The athletes will be able to see Rabbit Island, as well as visiting the world famous Abel Tasman National Park, the Suter Art Gallery, Nelson Art Walk, and some of the leading businesses in Nelson.
Engaging with schools and community within the Nelson and Richmond area – including Mapua, Motueka, Appleby and Riwaka schools – is also part of the week for the international netballers including being courtside for the ANZ futureFERNS finals day at Saxton Courts in Nelson.
Super Club is a first for Netball New Zealand with Nelson securing hosting rights for three years.
Entry on Monday, which is the second day of competition, will be by gold coin donation with all proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson-Tasman and the Fifeshire Foundation.
Otherwise, single day prices start from $10 for children and $15 for adults and there are also three-day packages available.