Netball fans show their Steel


Southern Steel’s Julianna Naopu (right) claims the ball under pressure from Central Pulse’s Hannah Broederlow during their 36-36 draw played over three quarters last Sunday – it wrapped up a pre-season trans-Tasman netball tournament at the Queenstown Events Centre.

Out of five teams, only the Auckland-based Northern Mystics won all their four games.

Events Centre manager Karen Gemmell estimates 1500 people attended the 11-game, three-day tournament which had a seating capacity of 460 – both Steel games on Saturday were sold out.

About $1450 was raised for Wakatipu netball.