Cavaliers to join Northern Hawks in Ulverstone for State League semi-finals

CONTENT: Cavaliers coach Dannie Carstens will prepare for the side's home semi-final in Ulverstone. Picture: Paul Scambler
CONTENT: Cavaliers coach Dannie Carstens will prepare for the side's home semi-final in Ulverstone. Picture: Paul Scambler

Cavaliers is set to play its home semi-final against Kingston at Ulverstone.

Netball Tasmania had confirmed on Monday afternoon the finals draw that has neither of Launceston’s higher-ranked sides playing at their Silverdome home.

The venue is unavailable on Saturday, having being booked a year out for the Dancesport Tasmania championships that weekend.

Northern Hawks had been offered St Patrick’s College, but they deemed the school facility not suitable for a State League grand final qualifier.

The club elected to play its major semi-final at Ulverstone Sports Stadium, which holds up to 1500 spectators.

Cavaliers are set to join cross-town rivals on the coast for the finals double-header.

Coach Dannie Carstens approved the final outcome.

“That’s the only Northern region venue left, once you take out the Silverdome, that meets the requirement of the State League,” she said.

“You have to understand these things sometimes.

“Ideally, we’d like the Silverdome, but if it’s not available but you finish first or third for Hawks and us, the next best thing is Ulverstone.

“You want to have some sort of advantage if you finish in those higher positions and if that’s the next best thing, that’s what it is. We’ll just control what we can control.”

SUPER SATURDAY:

  • 19s – 12pm: Cripps (1st) v Cavaliers (2nd)
  • Opens – 1:35pm: Cavaliers (3rd) v Kingston (4th)
  • Opens – 3:10pm: Northern Hawks (1st) v Arrows (2nd)

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