Northern netballers will get more chances to see top-tier on-court action later this year, as Tasmania's push for its own team continues.
It was announced last week that the state-affiliated Super Netball side, the Collingwood Magpies, will play two matches at the Silverdome.
The Magpies will play the NSW Swifts on August 1, with a to-be-confirmed match against either the Queensland Firebirds or Adelaide Thunderbirds in May or a July bout with the Giants.
Launceston's clubs are all for the side's return to the dome.
Cavaliers co-coach Dannie Carstens said the games always benefit the exposure of netball to both aspiring players and newcomers alike.
"It's always good to see the finishing product of what you want some of these young netballers to be striving for," she said.
"It brings the netball community together when you're at those matches ... as well as people who enjoy all elite sport - having it on your doorstep is exciting."
Northern Hawks captain Danni Pickett said since the Magpies got involved with Tasmania five years ago, the program has helped as a stepping stone for many a developing player.
"I think to have that opportunity for young girls and boys to see the best netballers in the country playing on their home soil, that's got to give them some inspiration and motivation to strive to play at that level," she said.
"I also think it's so important that as a region we fully support these events.
"They don't happen often enough just yet, so when they do, getting people to the games and supporting the competition is only going to aid that push for our own team in the near future."
With Tasmania's push for a Super Netball team still in its early stages, Carstens said having the Magpies back can only be a good thing for the sport.
"We've had a really good connection with Collingwood for a number of years now and they've done some great stuff in Tasmania," she said.
"Not even just in Launceston and Hobart but regionally they've really gone out there and done some great stuff.
"Same with our EDS teams ... whether it's an extra push in getting our own team, I don't know but it's only a positive to have them down here mixing with the community."
Netball Tasmania chief executive Aaron Pidgeon said now more than ever the netballing community needed to show its strength in attendance to bolster Tassie's claim for a team.
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