Giants Netball have secured their second Minor Premiership in club history, with a coveted spot in the 2021 Super Netball Grand Final on the line this Saturday afternoon against the NSW Swifts.
In what’s being billed as the biggest local derby between Sydney’s two sides, the Giants will go into Saturday’s match as slight favourites at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena.
It will be the first Finals Series for the Giants since 2018 when they last finished the regular season on top.
For the Swifts, it’ll be their third Finals campaign in a row, proving they’ll be a more than formidable opponent for the Giants in Saturday’s Major Semi Final.
The Giants secured the Minor Premiership following a gritty 75-73 victory over the West Coast Fever last weekend.
The short-handed Giants recovered from six goals down to stun the Fever and book a clash with the Swifts for a place in the decider.
“We are just so elated to get that win, to finish at the top of the table and playing for a place in the (Grand) Final next week,” Giants captain Jo Harten said.
The loser out of the Giants-Swifts blockbuster will go on to face the winner out of Saturday’s Minor Semi Final between West Coast and Sunshine Coast.
The entire Super Netball Finals Series will be broadcast live on Channel Nine.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for a decade.