Netball – the 2019 Suncorp Netball Fixture

Netball is one of the World’s fastest growing Sports. In Australia it is the most popular sort for women and young girls.

The sport achieved Olympic status back in 1996 and there is still a slim chance it may be played at the 2020 0r 2024 Games.

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Meanwhile, the premier Australian National Competition – the Suncorp Super Netball Comp – will kick off this year on April 24th. The competition will enjoy National Free-to-Air coverage on Television via 9Now, as well as being streamed by Telstra across Australia.

Nellakir recognise the importance of this competition to the sport of Netball and wish all participants and competitor teams an exciting and rewarding season. All major competition games are played on premium Sprung Timber Sports Flooring (Nellakir constructed the major indoor Timber floored Courts at the Victorian Netball Centre in Royal Park, Melbourne).

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For your interest we present this article from the Firebirds Netball team website.

2019 Suncorp Super Netball Fixture

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The 2019 Suncorp Super Netball season will again treat netball fans from Australia and across the globe to 17 weeks of the world’s premier netball competition.

The season will kick off on April 27 and, with more international athletes than ever before, the league will truly showcase the world’s best netball talent throughout 2019. Starting with a bang, the first few weeks of the season will see a Round 1 derby between the NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball, a Round 2 Grand Final rematch between West Coast Fever and Sunshine Coast Lightning and a Round 3 showdown between the two Queensland teams.

Netball Australia Executive General Manager of Events Chris Symington says going by the results of the 2018 season, netball fans can’t get enough of the Suncorp Super Netball league with the average home-and-away match viewership on Channel Nine channels up 25.9% and views on Telstra’s streaming services up 23% on 2017.

“We couldn’t be more impressed with how Suncorp Super Netball is being embraced in arenas across Australia and on broadcast, both on free-to-air and digital channels,” he said.

“We saw more than 35 million minutes of the 2018 season viewed live and on demand across Telstra and 9Now platforms including the Netball live app, and more than one million viewers tuned into the Grand Final on Nine, so we’re incredibly excited to see what the fierce 2019 season will bring with the support of our broadcast and league partners.”

Like the 2018 season, two Suncorp Super Netball matches per round will be broadcast live on Nine’s main channel during family-friendly timeslots and two matches will be exclusive to Telstra TV, with all four matches available on the Netball Live app, both live and on demand.

For the first time, a match will be played on the Victorian Queen’s Birthday holiday between the Melbourne Vixens and the Collingwood Magpies and across the season there will 12 matches played during Saturday night timeslots. Suncorp Super Netball will be taken to regional Australia on two occasions with the Collingwood Magpies taking on the West Coast Fever in Bendigo during Round 5 and the Magpies playing the NSW Swifts at the Silverdome in Launceston in Round 13.

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The season will feature two theme rounds with Give for a Goal Round in Round 4, raising funds for Netball Australia’s Confident Girls Foundation, and Indigenous Round in Round 8, which will celebrate Australia’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

All eight Suncorp Super Netball clubs will continue to play each other once at home, and once away. For the first time, the season will break for a four-week period from 23 June during the 2019 Netball World Cup, and then resume on 27 July for the final five home-and-away rounds before a three-week finals series, to be contested by the top four-ranked teams.

The 2019 Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final will be held on the 15 September.

source: firebirds.net.au

Nellakir are the leading suppliers and installers of Competition level Timber Sports Flooring in Victoria and Tasmania. For expert Construction and Programmed Maintenance of all Sports Flooring call Nellakir now on 03 9467 6126. Or leave your details here and one of our trained staff will respond to your enquiry ASAP.

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Aussies burn hot for Utah Jazz.

In the NBA, Australian born basketballers are going gangbusters. Crafting their skills on local competition courts (sprung timber sports flooring), Joe Ingles and Dante Exum are now starring for the Utah Jazz in the NBA.

Joe Ingles is a South Australian boy from Happy Valley, an Adelaide Suburb. He played junior basketball for the Southern Tigers. In Australia he played with the South Dragons in the NBL as an 18 year old and was NBL Rookie of the Year in 2006-2007.

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Before joining Utah Jazz, he played in Spain for CB Granada then FC Barcelona. In 2013 he signed with Israeli Club Maccabi Tel Aviv, and was a member of that team’s Euro League Championship win in 2013-2014.

He signed with Utah Jazz in October 2014.

Dante Exum was born in East Melbourne. He played for Keilor Basketball Association as a junior. Like Joe Ingles he studied at Lake Ginninderra Secondary School in Canberra and attended the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport). He joined Jazz in 2014 being drafted at fifth overall pick.

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Basketball in Australia is played at the highest levels of competition on FIFA approved Timber Sports Flooring.

Champions are produced playing on championship floors, Nellakir are proud to be the leading experts in the Construction and Maintenance of all Timber Sports Flooring in Victoria and Tasmania.

Call now on 9467 6126 for a free, no obligation consultation.

Nellakir – The Sports Flooring of Champions.

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year from everyone here at Nellakir

From last year’s NBA fixture – enjoy the video. This year catch all the action on ESPN. See last week’s post for the schedule.

We look forward to another great year building fabulous new Timber Sports Floors for local competition here in Victoria and Tasmania. The State Government here continues to roll out major PPP (Private Public Partnership) projects for Schools throughout Victoria. Nellakir are pleased to announce a solid continuing involvement, with new projects commencing from January to February. These competition level Sprung Timber Sports Floored Courts are used for school, local competition, gymnasiums and assembly halls. Locations include Banyule, Springside West and Keysborough College.

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Bendigo Stadium

As well we will continue to develop major competition Sports Flooring at Stadiums such as Bendigo Stadium (opened a major new court built by Nellakir this year) and Eagle Stadium in Melbourne’s fastest growing region of Wyndham (Werribee).

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Eagle Stadium

Stay safe these holidays and see you next year.

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Nellakir helps young athletes reach their goals by providing the highest quality Sprung Timber Sports Floor playing surfaces.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

NBA 2018 Christmas Day schedule

  • 12 p.m. ET: Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks (ESPN)
  • 3 p.m. ET: Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets (ABC)
  • 5:30 p.m. ET: Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics (ABC)
  • 8 p.m. ET: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors (ABC/ESPN)
  • 10:30 p.m. ET: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz (ESPN)

First of all we’d like to wish everyone a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For Nellakir it’s a very busy period so we won’t be slacking off as it’s that time of year when Timber Sports Flooring undergoes first of all a full cleaning process and then annual cyclical maintenance.

Nellakir will be closed for Christmas on the 25th and 26th of December and for New Year’s Day on January 1st.

Other than that our teams will be ‘full steam ahead’ with complete recoating of court surfaces, re-sandings, repairs and linemarking on some of Victoria’s best known stadium surfaces. When you think annual cyclical maintenance on Sprung Timber Sports Flooring, look no further. Nellakir are the industry leading experts in both construction and maintenance of Competition level Timber Sports Flooring in Victoria and Tasmania.

So sit back, watch the games on Christmas Day, enjoy your family Christmas meals and a few drinks. Your favourite Basketball Competition Court will be ready for top flight Competition after the holidays thanks to Nellakir.

Nellakir the Sports Flooring for Champions.

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Uncle Drew Born in Melbourne? Yes Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics (Uncle Drew) was born in Melbourne in 1992.

Irving’s father played for the Boomers and as a young boy he lived in Kew until at 2 years old he returned to the US. His mother was a half Sioux Indian who very unfortunately died when Kyrie was only 4 years old. Kyrie holds dual citizenship – both US and Australian.

Basketball has long held a premium spot in Australian sport. During the 1980s and 1990s many American professional NBA players were recruited for the local competitions. People like Bob Ansett of the then Budget Rent-a-Car company put millions into the sport.

After a fairly dormant period Basketball in Australia is experiencing a strong renaissance. In Victoria, in particular the State Government has funded dual school/community courts through its Public Private Partnership program. This initiative is drawing thousands more children, adolescents and their parents into the game.

Nellakir is proud to be involved in this excellent program. As Victoria and Tasmania’s premier Timber Sports Flooring provider, Nellakir continues to develop new courts and stadiums right around Victoria. Utilising the ASF Horner sports flooring systems, Nellakir are instrumental in providing FIFA approved Competition playing surfaces for a range of different competition levels.

Call Nellakir now for expert construction and maintenance on all Timber Sports Flooring. From simple annual maintenance to the complete refurbishment of an existing court, Nellakir is your first and only call to ensure a premium competition surface – always – for your sprung timber sports flooring.

Call now on 9467 6126 for a prompt response to your enquiry or leave your details here and one of our trained technicians will get back to you ASAP.

Nellakir – Sports Flooring for Champions

Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors G will play vs. Pistons on Saturday

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Warriors guard Stephen Curry has missed 10 games while dealing with a groin injury, but Steve Kerr says he’ll return soon.

Curry suffered the injury in a 134-111 loss to the Bucks, and Dub Nation has experienced some serious drama in his absence. Curry is the glue holding the team together, and getting him back should help Golden State get on track.

According to ESPN, Curry will not play in their highly anticipated matchup with the Raptors on Thursday. However, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says he will play again against the Pistons on Saturday.

Even though Curry has been out of commission for a lengthy stretch, he ranks fifth in the NBA in 3-pointers made with 62. He’s shooting 49.2 percent from deep so far, which is a career high.

The Warriors are 15-7 and only behind the Clippers in the Western Conference standings. Many see the 18-4 Raptors as the biggest threat to the defending champs, so they hoped to see both teams at full strength.

Draymond Green is still dealing with a toe injury, but Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson will provide Golden State fans with plenty of excitement this weekend.

Source: sportingnews.com

Nellakir are proud to be involved with the current Victorian Schools Building authority projects underway at Pakenham, Yarrambat, Aitken hill and Burnside. As well Nellakir have undertaken new multipurpose court construction at Banyule Primary School and Lalor Gardens Primary School with works commencing early next year.

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What’s the Stephen Curry connection? Stephen Curry ‘cut his teeth’ as a junior playing for the Knox Raiders as a ten year old. Back then Basketball Courts with Sprung Timber Flooring were the exception. Now with nearly all new schools to feature a multipurpose court – our next champions are getting a feel for real competition surfaces.

For expert construction and maintenance on all Timber Sports Flooring call now on 9467 6126 or leave your details here for a prompt response.

Nellakir – Sports Flooring for Champions.

Touring Team for Samsung Australian Diamonds 2019 Netball Quad Series Announced.

In Australia there are three main sports that play professionally on specialist Sprung Timber Sports Flooring – Basketball (Mens, Womens, Juniors), Netball (Womens, Mens, Mixed in Senior and Junior) and Volleyball (Men, Women, Mixed and Juniors).

Quad Series - Australia v England

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 19: Gretel Tippett of the Diamonds passes the ball during the Quad Series International Netball test match between the Australian Diamonds and the England Roses at Newcastle Entertainment Centre on September 19, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Netball is by far the most popular sport for women in both seniors and juniors. At its highest level, the Netball Quad Series that was just played here in Melbourne during September will be now continued in England this coming January.

The 2019 Quad Series is being played from the 13th of January until the 20th of January in venues in both London and Liverpool.

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NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 19: Liz Watson of the Diamonds passes the ball during the Quad Series International Netball test match between the Australian Diamonds and the England Roses at Newcastle Entertainment Centre on September 19, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Following on from the Quad Series, the Samsung Australian Diamonds Netball team will be holding a squad training camp in May, in preparation for the 2019 Netball World Cup. Australian Selectors will also be keeping a close eye on the action in the Suncorp Super Netball Season as well, to finally make the selection on the 12 best Netball players nationally to represent Australia at the World Netball Cup 2019, scheduled for the beginning of June 2019.

The team selected to visit England is as follows.

2019 Samsung Australian Diamonds Quad Series Team

  • Caitlin Bassett – Western Australia – GIANTS Netball
  • April Brandley – New South Wales – Collingwood Magpies
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Kelsey Browne – Victoria – Collingwood Magpies
  • Courtney Bruce – Western Australia – West Coast Fever
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Emily Mannix – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
  • Jamie-Lee Price – New South Wales – GIANTS Netball
  • Kate Moloney – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
  • Gabi Simpson – New South Wales – Queensland Firebirds
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Caitlin Thwaites – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
  • Gretel Tippett – Queensland – Queensland Firebirds
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Liz Watson – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
  • Jo Weston – Victoria – Melbourne Vixens
  • Stephanie Wood – Queensland – Sunshine Coast Lightning

For many of these players, it was on Sprung Timber Sports Flooring by ASF/Horner supplied by Nellakir that they honed their undoubted skills from a young age. Nellakir are recognised as the premium supplier of Sprung Timber Sports Flooring in both Victoria and Tasmania.

Timber Sports Flooring requires regular maintenance and care to ensure a premium professional playing surface at all times.

It’s a sensible move to engage the very best team to maintain and service your premium Sports Flooring. Call Nellakir now on 9467 6126 for Expert Construction and Programmed Maintenance of all Timber Sports Flooring. Or leave your details here and one of our team will reply promptly to your enquiry.

Remember it’s Nellakir – The Sports Flooring for Champions.

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