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2009 Thunderbirds Draw

2009 ANZ Championship – 69 matches, 17 rounds, 1 title

Saturday, April 4, 2009 heralds the start of the much-anticipated return season of the ANZ Championship featuring the world’s best netballers in full flight.

Over 14 rounds, the 10 teams will duel for a coveted finals berth, culminating in the grand final showdown in late July.

In a repeat of the successful 2008 draw format, each team will once again take on their home country rivals twice and play teams from across the Tasman once.

The popular Monday night fixtures return on both sides of the Tasman and more Sunday broadcast games are scheduled in Australia to be aired by Channel TEN.

Melbourne Vixens host the season-opener against West Coast Fever on April 4 whilst later that day Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel take on Central Pulse in Invercargill.

The Adelaide Thunderbirds face their first road trip, heading north to challenge the Queensland Firebirds on Sunday, April 5.

Reigning premiers, the NSW Swifts launch their assault on the 2009 title at home against SKOPE Tactix on Monday, April 6 whilst 2008 runners-up Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic head to Auckland to duel with LG Northern Mystics.

ANZ Championship General Manager, Anthony Everard says fans will have a great opportunity to see some exciting clashes from the opening round of the competition.

“We’ve produced a draw that enables each team to be highly competitive and also enhances the entertainment and public appeal of this elite sporting competition,” he said.

All teams have a bye round during the 14 week home and away fixture.

The top four teams after the home-and-away season will contest the ANZ Championship Finals Series from July 11 with the season finale on either July 26 or 27.

To view the full draw please click on the link below.

 

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14/7/2009 - Pre-purchase tickets to see the Tbirds in Hamilton

6/7/2009 - T`BIRDS NOT PHASED BY MAGIC TRICKS

4/7/2009 - T`BIRDS SEMI FINAL - 13 JULY 2009 ETSA PARK

30/6/2009 - T`birds defeat in Dunedin

22/6/2009 - Thunderbirds outclass Pulse in 30 goal defeat!

17/6/2009 - SGIC Drivers Challenge

2/6/2009 - THUNDERBIRDS THIRD BIG WIN IN A ROW

25/5/2009 - LAST SECOND WIN TO THUNDERBIRDS

11/5/2009 - Power Goes....

11/5/2009 - Thunderbirds outclass Swifts

4/5/2009 - Bianca Guides The Way

4/5/2009 - T`BIRDS GO DOWN TO VIXENS

28/4/2009 - THUNDERBIRDS 53, SNATCH VICTORY FROM TACTIX 48

22/4/2009 - Thunderbirds BeachHouse lock in

20/4/2009 - Thunderbirds endure first loss of season

14/4/2009 - Thunderbirds end Swifts Streak, 48-47

6/4/2009 - THUNDERBIRDS 60, WITHSTAND FIREBIRDS 48

24/3/2009 - Come to a Thunderbirds Home Game and WIN!!!

16/1/2009 - ANZ CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

28/11/2008 - 2009 Support Crew Volunteers Required

28/11/2008 - 2009 Thunderbirds Draw

29/9/2008 - Laura von Bertouch back with the Thunderbirds

4/8/2008 - Clarke finally decides to close the book on a golden career

1/8/2008 - Gerrard shines in stellar season for the Adelaide Thunderbirds

14/7/2008 - Never-say-die Thunderbirds (53) defeat Vixens (48)

28/6/2008 - Thunderbirds (66) defeat Firebirds (47)

20/6/2008 - Thunderbirds (48) keep Mystics (47) at Bay

13/6/2008 - Adelaide Thunderbirds are headed for the bush

12/6/2008 - There`s a seriously bi logjam at the serious end of the season

8/6/2008 - Adelaide Thunderbirds (61) def SKOPE Tactix (41)

6/6/2008 - Adelaide Thunderbirds head for ETSA Park - and they`re red hot

3/6/2008 - Thunderbirds (47) burn Firebirds (41)

26/5/2008 - Swifts (50) def Thunderbirds (44)

26/5/2008 - Win essential to keep Thunderbirds in touch with leaders

23/5/2008 - Hiccups no cause for panic

18/5/2008 - Thunderbirds (46) fall prey to Vixens (52)

12/5/2008 - Thunderbirds (66) defeat Fever (50)

9/5/2008 - Thunderbirds are going for three in a row

27/4/2008 - Thunderbirds (54) def Steel (41)

24/4/2008 - Sparks to fly with Southern Steel

20/4/2008 - Thunderbirds 39, pip Vixens 38

18/4/2008 - New name, new look, new competition but same old foe

15/4/2008 - Thunderbirds (54) def Fever (41)

11/4/2008 - Magic 46 def Thunderbirds 42

4/4/2008 - Bound for the land of the Long White Cloud

18/3/2008 - ANZ Championship Tickets on Sale Tues 15th April

7/3/2008 - Book cabs faster and cheaper

7/3/2008 - Adelaide Thunderbirds ready for ANZ Championship dress rehearsal

7/2/2008 - Meet Mo`onia Gerrard

29/1/2008 - Come to an Adelaide Thunderbirds home game and WIN!

24/1/2008 - Beach Netball Thunderbirds Team Launch

24/1/2008 - Meet the athletes who make the Thunder roar

23/1/2008 - Watch the Adelaide Thunderbirds get ready to kick sand over new netball competition

11/1/2008 - Mercurial T-Bird set to touch down in Adelaide

9/1/2008 - Star Adelaide Thunderbirds shooter lays her arm on the line

8/1/2008 - Adelaide Thunderbirds start to build up a sweat

14/12/2007 - Gerrard is secured by the Thunderbirds

13/12/2007 - Medhurst & von Bertouch sticking with World Champs

13/12/2007 - Adelaide Thunderbirds sign star coach in recruiting coup of the year

12/12/2007 - ANZ Championship Draw Unveiled

11/12/2007 - Adelaide Thunderbirds on long and rocky road to launch new competition

3/12/2007 - 2008 Thunderbirds Memberships on sale NOW!

22/11/2007 - Laura von Bertouch bows out on a high

31/10/2007 - Adelaide Thunderbirds Power into ANZ Championship

9/10/2007 - ANZ Championship - a new era in netball

4/10/2007 - Three Thunderbirds make Australia`s World Champs Team

21/9/2007 - Stars shine at Presentation Night

4/9/2007 - Aus Tasman Trophy coaches ready to roll

28/8/2007 - Two stars fade as sun goes down on Tbirds

22/8/2007 - Semi Final-Swifts (54) d Thunderbirds (43)

14/8/2007 - History in the making

13/8/2007 - Australia Prepares to Celebrate!

13/8/2007 - Rd 16- Thunderbirds (61) def Darters (39)

7/8/2007 - The Thunderbirds are back!

3/8/2007 - Rd 15- Thunderbirds (60) def Kestrels (49)

30/7/2007 - Time is running out for the Thunderbirds

29/7/2007 - R14 (2)-Phoenix (54) def Thunderbirds (46)

27/7/2007 - R14 (1)-Thunderbirds (58) def Orioles (43)

25/7/2007 - Finals beginning early for Thunderbirds

1/7/2007 - Rd 10 - Thunderbirds (58) def Jaegers (42)

26/6/2007 - Time to get back into the season

22/6/2007 - Rd 9 -Firebirds (57) def Thunderbirds (56)

21/6/2007 - Rd 9 Preview - Thunderbirds vs Firebirds

20/6/2007 - Season 2007 really starting to tighten up

15/6/2007 - Rd 8 - Swifts (48) def Thunderbirds (46)

13/6/2007 - It`s payback time for the Thunderbirds

8/6/2007 - Rd 7 - Thunderbirds (81) def Darters (42)

5/6/2007 - Time to get TBirds show back on the road

1/6/2007 - Rd 6 - Phoenix (62) def Thunderbirds (48)

30/5/2007 - It won`t get much tougher than the Phoenix

25/5/2007 - Rd 5 - Thunderbirds (69) down Orioles (40)

22/5/2007 - Challenges keep on coming for Thunderbirds

21/5/2007 - Power Netball Celebration June 1-3

18/5/2007 - Rd 4 - Kestrels (51) def Thunderbirds (50)

15/5/2007 - TBirds set to tighten grip on top 4 spot

11/5/2007 - Rd 3 -Thunderbirds (65) def Firebirds (46)

9/5/2007 - Test of fire for Thunderbirds

4/5/2007 - Rd 2 - Thunderbirds (59) def Jaegers (42)

1/5/2007 - TBirds to excite first home crowd of 07

26/4/2007 - Last shot at CBT trophy glory for TBirds

25/4/2007 - Rd 1 - Swifts (54) def Thunderbirds (47)

12/4/2007 - Thunderbirds Home Games

12/4/2007 - Thunderbirds Season Launch

26/3/2007 - Trials Please T-Birds

20/3/2007 - Thunderbirds face stern pre-season test

5/3/2007 - Thunderbirds blonde goddess off the market

18/2/2007 - von Bertouch sisters join ad campaign

11/1/2007 - Teammates in the family way

15/12/2006 - Power & Thunderbirds on show at the Tennis

23/11/2006 - Stretch, Bend, Pull- Every Bit Helps

13/11/2006 - Obst Names Her Thunderbirds Squad for 2007

1/11/2006 - New Look Website for Thunderbirds

12/9/2006 - 2006/ 2007 Australian Open Squad

25/8/2006 - Thunderbirds Secure 2006 Grand Final Berth

22/8/2006 - Do-or-Die Showdown for Thunderbirds

14/8/2006 - Let the Real Games Begin!

12/8/2006 - Perth Orioles verse Medibank Thunderbirds

7/8/2006 - One Down, One To Go- Thunderbirds on Fire

4/8/2006 - Medibank Adelaide Thunderbirds 57 def Quee

1/8/2006 - Let the Thunder Roar- says Adelaide`s Team

30/7/2006 - T-birds show finals credentials with win o

25/7/2006 - Thunderbirds Set for Early Showdown

14/7/2006 - Sydney Swifts 54 defeated Adelaide Thunder

11/7/2006 - Finals Start Early for Thunderbirds

7/7/2006 - Mcdonald`s Hunter Jaegers, 51, defeated Me

4/7/2006 - Danger Zone for Thunderbirds

1/7/2006 - Medibank Adelaide Thunderbirds defeat AIS

27/6/2006 - Thunderbirds Playing for Second Chance

23/6/2006 - Adelaide Thunderbirds 53 def Melbourne Kes

19/6/2006 - Thunderbirds have to Pick Up the Pieces

13/6/2006 - Thunderbirds Showdown for the Crown

11/6/2006 - Australian Team Debut for One Thunderbird

10/6/2006 - Thunderbirds 74 def Orioles 44

8/6/2006 - Grand Dames `Come Home` to ETSA Park

6/6/2006 - Orioles Arrive with Season on the Line

2/6/2006 - Thunderbirds rattle Kestrels` cage at Wave

30/5/2006 - All-Conquering Thunderbirds Head East

27/5/2006 - Thunderbirds rain on Firebird’s parade

23/5/2006 - Thunderbirds Fly North to Queensland

20/5/2006 - Thunderbirds` cement top spot





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