The Adelaide Thunderbirds will play seven matches in front of its home crowd in the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) season, with the fixture released on Wednesday 11 October.
Netball SA CEO, Ben Scales, said the club looks forward to kicking off the season with a home game at Priceline Stadium against West Coast Fever on Sunday 29 April, at 12.30pm.
“In 2018 Adelaide Thunderbirds fans will cheer on the team at seven home matches across the 14-round season,” he said.
“The SSN features the best female athletes in the world and it’s really exciting that Adelaide Thunderbirds members and the wider South Australian community can witness the very best in netball.”
Mr Scales said a minimum of five of the seven Adelaide Thunderbirds home games will be played at Priceline Stadium, with Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbirds currently in discussion to play up to two home games at a larger venue.
“We hope to have this locked in as soon as possible and will advise members and our fans when we do.”
Adelaide Thunderbirds Head Coach, Dan Ryan, said nothing beats playing in front of a home crowd and the club is very fortunate to have such passionate, loyal fans.
“With our pre-season officially beginning in November the team will be raring to go at the end of April for our Round 1 clash against West Coast Fever,” he said.
“Our 2018 team features exciting international and home-grown talent and together we will be working extremely hard to make sure we give our supporters plenty to cheer about throughout the season.”
Five Adelaide Thunderbirds home games will be played on Sunday afternoons, beginning at 12.30pm, which Mr Scales said is a great result for fans, as from feedback received this is the preferred timeslot for supporters.
“In 2018 the Adelaide Thunderbirds will host one night game, played in Round 14 on Friday 3 August. The game will begin at 7pm, which we believe is a much more attractive time for families, in comparison to the later night games held in 2017,” Mr Scales said.
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