Canberra and Tuggeranong out to create history

Defending champions Tuggeranong and minor premiers Canberra will be out to create history when they meet in the Canterbury State League netball grand final on Sunday.

Tuggeranong will be looking to become the first club to win three championship titles in a row.

No club has achieved the three-peat since the inception of the competition in 2005.

Canberra will be out to become only the second club to go through the season undefeated.

Both teams have met twice this season with Canberra winning the first encounter and the second game ending in a thrilling 47-all draw.

Tuggeranong coach Matt Hills said his side was excited by the possibility of creating history.

“It’s the goal we set ourselves at the start of the season and we’re now just one game away from achieving it,” Hills said.

“Canberra have been the benchmark all season so they’ll deservedly head into the grand final as favourites.”

“But we have a strong belief that if we play well, we can beat anyone in the competition.”

Canberra coach Tara Steel said her side was ready and looking forward to the grand final decider.

“Our preparation has been spot on and it’s now a case of producing our best netball over four quarters,” Steel said.

“We’ve been building throughout the season and I feel we’ve peaked at the right time.”

“Tuggeranong is a quality side with plenty of experience so we know we’ll have to be at our best to beat them.”

Sunday’s grand final will be played at the SolarHub ACT Netball Centre in Lyneham commencing at 3pm.