Fusion look to continue success


Queensland Fusion are looking for two more wins this weekend in round three of the Australian Netball League held at the State Netball Centre in Perth.

After two wins and a loss in round two of the competition, Fusion, currently fourth on the ladder, need to put their best foot forward this week when they come up against third placed Western Sting and eighth placed Territory Storm.

Fusion coach Jenny Brazel is confident that her team can continue their two game winning streak.

“It can be hard when you start off the season with a big loss like we did against the Southern Force, but instead of it being a problem for us, the girls really took it on board and used it as motivation to play better,” Brazel said.

“We have our own game plan—all the players have a job to do both on and off the court, and they know that if they do that job there will be a good result.”

After having a bye in round one of the league, Brazel thought that nerves and lack of game-play contributed to their loss last week but thinks her team has moved past that.

“Now that our first round of games is over, the team has started to settle into the competition easier.

“Last week was our first chance to play at that high level, so we can come into round three a bit more confident.”

After missing out due to illness last week, Mission Queensland Firebirds player Verity Simmons is hoping to get out on court for the Fusion in round three.

“I’m really looking forward to getting the opportunity to play netball at such a high level again,” Simmons said.

“I can’t wait to get back out on court.”

Fusion take on Territory Storm this Saturday 4 July at 8:00pm, and will come up against Western Sting the following day—Sunday 5 July—at 12:00pm.