New Queensland State Netball Centre in Nathan to Host Suncorp #TeamGirls Cup

The new $44 million Queensland State Netball Centre in Nathan will host a Super Netball pre-season tournament. Dubbed the Suncorp #TeamGirls Cup, the sports event will take place from the 8th to the 10th of March 2019.

The games will have all eight teams of the Suncorp Super Netball present. Each team will play four matches per session scheduled on Friday evening, the whole day Saturday and Sunday morning.

To check the full schedule and to find out which team will go up against each other, sports fans may download the full fixture provided by Suncorp Super Netball.

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The pre-season tournament in the new Queensland State Netball Centre will be up for 10-minute quarters only. Nevertheless, the Queensland Firebirds are excited to welcome other players to their new state-of-the-art homebase.

“It is an incredible moment for Netball Queensland as we welcome the world’s best netballers to our new world-class venue here in Brisbane,” Netball Queensland CEO Catherine Clark said in the official press release. “What a fantastic way to open the Queensland State Netball Centre. This arena will become synonymous with the world leading steps that we are taking for female athletes and women’s sport in this country. The access and opportunity that it will provide for our upcoming athletes and spectators is unprecedented,”

Last 25th of February, no less than Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk threw the first ball to signal the official opening of the new Queensland State Netball Centre.

The upgraded facility features a 5,000 seating capacity, eight indoor hard courts, a gymnasium, a changing area, a medical and science section, the administrative offices, as well as the cafe and food outlets. The centre also has an ample parking space that will be able to support the capacity of spectators during practice games and actual tournaments.

Construction of the new site started in mid-2017 and was funded by the Queensland and Federal governments. Brisbane City Council, on the other hand, donated the land where the new Queensland State Netball Centre stands on Mains and Kessels Road.

Meanwhile, the Queensland Firebirds will be hosting their first home game against the Collingwood Magpies in this arena on the 4th of May. The 2019 Suncorp Super Netball season will officially open in April.