NORTHERN Hawks will face North-West club Devon in their first match of the 2013 Aurora League season this weekend after an opening round bye last week.
Hawks' coach Kellie Woolnough was confident that their speed and precision through the court should provide plenty of scoring opportunities for shooters Celia Groenewegen and Danni Pickett.
A strong defence end led by Steffi Grenda will be hoping to limit Devon's scoring ability. "We are keen to walk away with a win from our first game of the season," Woolnough said.
Devon will be focusing on finding its feet early in the game after last week's loss to Arrows.
Coach Jo Anne Aherne said the team had been working towards stability and consistency by minimising errors.
"We will be utilising new recruit Ashlee Mawer so that is she is used to the best of her ability," she said.
Reigning premiers Arrows is confident of a win against Kingston Blues tomorrow night with a game plan centred on strength and simplicity.
With two wins for the season following last weekend's double- header in the North- West, Arrows is capable of success with goalies Amy Saunders and Kate Costelloe combining well.
In other games Cavaliers will meet Burnie, while Karana and Waratah have the bye.