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Magical start to Mojo Pulse’s 2016 campaign

Magical start to Mojo Pulse’s 2016 campaign

17 September 2015

The Mojo Pulse will open their 2016 ANZ Championship campaign with a home game against the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic at TSB Bank Arena on Monday 4th April. Four of their home fixtures will take place at the Wellington venue, with the remaining two to be played at Porirua’s Te Rauparaha Arena.

The team has three trips across the Tasman during the 13-game regular season, with visits to take on the Firebirds in Brisbane, the Swifts in Sydney and the Fever in Perth. Mojo Pulse and Netball Central Zone CEO Carolyn Young is pleased with the balance of the draw, particularly the spread of home and away games.

“The draw looks good from our perspective and the players are excited about the challenges presented by the three games in Australia, which are evenly spread throughout the season,” she explained.

“The new start time of 4pm on Sundays suits us well and will be much more attractive to families looking to watch the team live. Unfortunately the draw does not see us have any games outside of Wellington in 2016, however we are planning some pre-season fixtures as well as a comprehensive community engagement programme that will see the players once again visit centres across the zone.

“Tanya and the team are looking forward to seeing our legion of fans show their support in 2016 by getting along to games and now that our squad and draw have been confirmed, we will be finalising details with our ticketing agency to get season tickets on sale in early October.”

2016 ANZ CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW
Mojo Pulse Fixtures
Round
1 Mon 4 April Pulse v Magic TSB Bank Arena Wellington 7.30pm*
2 Mon 11 April Firebirds v Pulse BCEC Brisbane 9.00pm
3 Mon 18 April Pulse v Mystics TSB Bank Arena Wellington 7.30pm
4 Sun 24 April Steel v Pulse ILT Stadium Invercargill 4.00pm
5 Sun 1 May Pulse v Tactix Te Rauparaha Arena Porirua 4.00pm
6 Sun 8 May Swifts v Pulse SOPSC Sydney 2.00pm
7 Mon 16 May Mystics v Pulse Trusts Arena Auckland 7.30pm
8 Mon 23 May Pulse v Steel TSB Bank Arena Wellington 7.30pm
9 Mon 30 May Magic v Pulse ASB Baypark Tauranga 7.30pm
10 BYE
11 Sun 12 June Pulse v Thunderbirds Te Rauparaha Arena Porirua 4.00pm
12 Mon 20 June Tactix v Pulse Horncastle Arena Christchurch 7.00pm
13 Sat 25 June Fever v Pulse HBF Stadium Perth 5.00pm
14 Mon 4 July Pulse v Vixens TSB Bank Arena Wellington 7.30pm
Monday 11 July NZ Elimination Final
Monday 18 July NZ Conference Final
Monday 25 July NZ Semi-Final
Sunday 31 July ANZC Grand Final in played Australia
Monday 1 August ANZC Grand Final in played NZ

*NZT broadcast times on Sky Sport

The full Mojo Pulse squad for 2016 is as follows: Jodi Brown, Katrina Grant, Phoenix Karaka, Blaze Leslie, Jacinta Messer, Samon Nathan, Chelsea Pitman, Elias Shadrock, Whitney Souness, Ameliaranne Wells, Kate Wells and Maia Wilson.

‘Like’ facebook/NetballPulse to keep up to date with details on Mojo Pulse memberships and tickets.

ENDS

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