The Canberra GIANTS head into this weekend’s semi-final against the Western Sting knowing victory will see them reach their first Australian Netball League grand final.
The new look Canberra GIANTS team consisting of ACT and NSW players have come a long way since the start of the season.
After splitting their opening two series of the season against the NSW Waratahs and Western Sting they have gone onto win 10 of their past 13 games.
Canberra GIANTS co-coach Sharyn Hill said her sides form had them in a confident frame of mind heading into this weekend’s final series.
“We always knew it was going to take time for the girls to gel as a team and that’s what happened,” Hill said.
“With each round we’ve got better as a unit, our combinations have improved and the players have built trust in each other.”
“It’s now a case of producing our best four quarter effort against the Sting and hopefully making it through to the Sunday’s grand final.”
“Our previous two matches against the Sting were evenly contested and that’s what we will be expecting on Saturday.”
The winner of the Canberra GIANTS and Western Sting semi-final will advance to Sunday’s ANL decider where they will play the winner of the other elimination semi-final between defending champions Victoria Fury and the Queensland Fusion.
Saturday’s semi-final between the Canberra GIANTS and Western Sting will be played at 6pm with Sunday’s decider to take place at 11.30am. All games will be played at the State Netball Centre in Perth.
Western Sting 50 defeated 48 Canberra GIANTS
Canberra GIANTS 56 defeated 49 Western Sting