Cavaliers disappointed to miss out playing semi-final at the Sliverdome

FORTHRIGHT: Cavaliers coach Dannie Carstens would like to see netball have its own facility.

FORTHRIGHT: Cavaliers coach Dannie Carstens would like to see netball have its own facility.

An ongoing proposal for a new indoor sports stadium in Launceston is continuing to gain further momentum. 

Cavaliers coach Dannie Carstens is backing a new home venue for State League netball to replace its longstanding arrangement with the Silverdome.

Cavaliers and Northern Hawks have been forced to play their home semi-finals on Saturday at Ulverstone.

Carstens was disappointed the Dancesport Tasmania championships were taking precedence over the Silverdome’s regular tenants.

“It would be nice to play at the Silverdome when you earn the right by finishing first or third in that home final,” Carstens said.

“But you can only control what you can control and until netball as a sport has their own home ground that is not own by a private company that can lease it to whoever it wants, we really can’t do anything about it.

“It’s all about controlling what we can control and that’s what happens on court, but hopefully enough supporters will come along and travel to Ulverstone.”

Launceston Tornadoes raised the idea in 2016 for community support behind a new multi-purpose facility.

  • Minor semi-final: Cavaliers v Kingston, 1.15pm
  • Major semi-final: Northern Hawks v Arrows, 3:05pm

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