Vixens ready to blitz Ballarat

March 15, 2024 BY

Ready to play: Two days of netball fun will be on this weekend with a visit by the Melbourne Vixens. Photo: FILE

TOMORROW (Saturday, March 16) is the first day of the Melbourne Vixens’ Ballarat Blitz which will include live matches, clinics and workshops.

Saturday will kick off with netball clinics at CE Brown Reserve with guest appearances from Vixens players before the Victorian Men’s League curtain raiser begins at 1.15pm at Selkirk Stadium.

Following this match, the Giants will take on the Thunderbirds before the Vixens take to the courts at 5pm against the Fever.

Sunday will begin with coaching and umpiring workshops at Selkirk Stadium with the first match of the day, the Giants versus the Fever, to begin at 11am.

The final match of the series will start at 1pm with the Vixens playing the Thunderbirds.

Mayor Cr Des Hudson said he is looking forward to the weekend of sporting action.

“It reinforces Ballarat’s ability to host elite level sport.

“The Vixens brings netball front and centre and gives kids the opportunity, especially those playing at the grassroots level, to come along and be really up close.”

The event is also expected to have broader effects in the community.

“It’s part of the building block as well, we expect some visitation and some people to come in who don’t get the opportunity to go to Melbourne to be able to see them,” Cr Hudson said.

“It is about also growing the sport and keeping that enthusiasm there with the ripple effect down to our clubs.”

To get tickets to the event, visit the Melbourne Vixens website.