2010 ANZ Championship season

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2010 ANZ Championship season
League ANZ Championship
Sport Netball
Duration 20 March 2010 - 11 July 2010
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) One HD (Australia)
Network Ten (Australia)
SKY Sports (NZ)
TVNZ (NZ)
2010 ANZ Championship season
Champions Adelaide Thunderbirds
Runners-up Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Minor premiers New South Wales Swifts
Season MVP Liana Leota (Steel)
Top scorer Carla Borrego (Thunderbirds)
Adjacent seasons

The 2010 ANZ Championship season was the third season of the ANZ Championship, commencing on 20 March. The 2010 season started two weeks earlier than in previous years to accommodate the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, in which netball is a core sport. 69 matches were played over 17 weeks, including an initial 14-week round-robin stage, followed by a three-week finals stage. Several rule changes were also implemented in the 2010 season.

After 14 weeks of round-robin competition, the Swifts emerged undefeated as minor premiers, progressing to the finals stage with the Thunderbirds, Magic and Steel. But the Thunderbirds progressed to the grand finale, inflicting the first loss of the season for the Swifts, who lost the preliminary final to the Magic one week later. The grand final was contested on 11 July in Adelaide between the Thunderbirds and Magic. In front of a capacity crowd, the Thunderbirds defeated the Magic by 52–42 to emerge as champions for the 2010 season.

Overview[edit]

Format[edit]

The format of the 2010 season was identical to those of previous seasons. During the round-robin stage, played over 14 weeks, each team played every other team once, and played teams from their home country a second time. Teams also had one bye somewhere between Rounds 6–10. Week 4 of the round-robin stage was the designated Rivalry Round, in which all games were trans-Tasman match-ups. The top four teams from the round-robin stage progressed to the finals stage, played over three weeks in a Page-McIntyre System.

Round 14 matchups in 2009 were identical to round 14 matchups in 2010, round 4 matchups in 2009 were identical to round 11 matchups in 2010, and round 1 matchups in 2009 were identical to round 3 matchups in 2010. Also, for the Rivalry Round, round 13 matchups in 2009 were identical to round 4 matchups in 2010. In addition, in trans-Tasman matches the home and away teams were switched around from 2009 to ensure that the teams got to play home and away games over two years: e.g., the Thunderbirds hosted the Magic in round 14 in 2009, but the same game in 2010 was hosted by the Magic.

The 2010 season saw the first use of the assistance package for teams that finished in the bottom two placings of the competition ladder for two consecutive seasons. The Central Pulse finished 10th in 2008 and 2009, winning one game in 26 outings, and were granted additional money as well as a second import player.[1]

Rules[edit]

Matches were played under international test rules, with a few exceptions. Games that had tied scores at the end of regular time continued into extra time until a winner emerged. Starting from 2010, two additional rule changes were also implemented: coaching was permitted during time stoppages, and venue clocks showed the countdown of the final minute of play, rather than turning blank for that time.[2]

Teams[edit]

All ten teams from the inaugural season continued in 2010.

2010 ANZ Championship teams
Teams Main venues 2010 placings
Australia Adelaide Thunderbirds ETSA Park, Adelaide 2nd → Champions
Melbourne Vixens State Netball and Hockey Centre, Melbourne 7th
New South Wales Swifts State Sports Centre, Sydney 1st → Preliminary finalists
Queensland Firebirds Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 5th
West Coast Fever Challenge Stadium, Perth 8th
New
Zealand
Canterbury Tactix Westpac Arena, Christchurch 10th
Central Pulse TSB Bank Arena, Wellington 9th
Northern Mystics Trusts Stadium, Auckland 6th
Southern Steel Stadium Southland, Invercargill 4th → Semi-finalists
Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton 3rd → Runners-up

Player transfers[edit]

See the 2010 ANZ Championship transfer period

The 2010 ANZ Championship season, the third year of the competition was expected to be the best yet. Teams organised their franchises, and then went on the hunt to poach opposition players. There was excitement on both sides of the Tasman, but in New Zealand it was all coming from one team. The Northern Mystics went on a shopping spree, signing Magic stars Maria Tutaia and Joline Henry. Along with Canterbury Tactix Silver Fern Larrissa Willcox and Jamaican international Althea Byfield, to join current internationals Catherine Latu and Temepara George in Auckland. The Magic, who lost the services of Tutaia and Henry, made up for it by inking former Silver Ferns shooter Jodi Brown and Australian Peta Scholz from retirement. The new duo, teamed up with Magic stalwarts Irene van Dyk, Laura Langman and Casey Williams.

In Wellington, the Pulse who lost Byfield, made up for it by bringing in English import Ama Agbeze and Adelaide Thunderbirds benchie Jane Altschwager. They also snared Silver Fern defender Katrina Grant from the Steel, to form a nice looking team. At the Canterbury Tactix, the retirement of captain Julie Seymour as well as losing Jodi Brown and Sonia Mkoloma left the red and black's midcourt in all sorts of trouble. Southlander Hayley Crofts was called into the franchise, but made no impact. They initially signed off out of favour Queensland Firebirds defender Peta Stephens, but an injury ruled her out of contention.

And down south at the Southern Steel, after the retirements of star players Donna Wilkins, Adine Wilson and Megan Hutton, along with Katrina Grant moving north, it left the Steel in trouble too. They still pulled together a play off potential side. Former Silver Fern and Sting player Leana de Bruin was back from pregnancy and was pulled into the backline. With the re-signing of internationals Daneka Wipiiti, Megan Dehn, Liana Leota, Wendy Frew and Sheryl Scanlan, Steel still had high chances for 2010.

Up north in Australia, the Queensland Firebirds answered their shooting problems, by snaring Australian Diamonds star Natalie Medhurst from the Adelaide Thunderbirds. She set up a wonderful combination with returning Jamaican import Romelda Aiken. In the Firebird's midcourt, Lauren Nourse led the way without fellow Wing Attack Tamsin Greenway. The English player decided to not return for a third year of ANZ Championships netball. At the NSW Swifts, the Sydney club picked up touring, English defender Sonia Mkoloma, to give her a third franchise to play at. Mkoloma, again along with Catherine Cox, Susan Pratley and Kim Green were the key players to their line-up.

In Melbourne, the Vixens opted against bringing in an import. The 2009 champions kept consistency in their lineup. Shooters Sharelle McMahon and Caitlin Thwaites, midcourter Natasha Chokljat and defenders Julie Corletto and Bianca Chatfield all inked again with the team. At the Thunderbirds, Coach Jane Woodlands-Thompson returned as coach, along with stars Natalie von Bertouch, Kate Beveridge, Mo'onia Gerrard and import Geva Mentor. After the loss of Medhurst, and which speculation since has arisen Woodlands-Thompson wanted rid of her, she was replaced by former netballer, turned basketball player Carla Borrego. The tall Jamaican would become a huge hit.

The cash strapped West Coast Fever again kept their coach Jane Searle, and the core group of players. There were no huge changes in the Perth team's line-up, apart from Leah Shoard returning to Australia, after a year with the Steel and Janelle Lawson returning home from the Firebirds.

Pre-season[edit]

An early pre-season tournament was held in early February in Christchurch. This tournament featured the Steel and Tactix, as well as a New South Wales state team, in which the Steel emerged undefeated. The first of the major pre-season tournaments in 2010 was held in Queenstown, New Zealand from 19–21 February, featuring the Firebirds, Mystics, Pulse, Tactix and Steel, along with a team from the Australian Institute of Sport. The Queensland Firebirds emerged undefeated from the Queenstown tournament.[3]

The official pre-season tournament is the Netball Cup (formerly the SOPA Cup), which was held in Sydney from 5–7 March. In 2010, the tournament was contested between the Firebirds, Swifts, Vixens, Thunderbirds and Fever from Australia, and the Pulse and Steel from New Zealand. Once again, the Queensland Firebirds went through the tournament undefeated to emerge champions.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

2010 ANZ Championship ladder
Pos Team Pld W L B GF GA Diff G% Pts
1 13 13 0 1 704 570 +134 123.51 26
2 13 9 4 1 681 586 +95 116.21 18
3 13 9 4 1 682 626 +56 108.95 18
4 13 8 5 1 644 597 +47 107.87 16
5 13 7 6 1 717 629 +88 113.99 14
6 13 7 6 1 696 702 -6 99.15 14
7 13 6 7 1 651 680 -29 95.74 12
8 13 4 9 1 679 718 -39 94.57 8
9 13 1 12 1 594 742 -148 80.05 2
10 13 1 12 1 571 769 -198 74.25 2
Updated on 22 June 2010 (Round 14, Game 5)
Table legend
  • Pos = Position
  • Pld = Games played
  • W = Wins (2 points)
  • L = Losses (0 points)
  • B = Byes (0 points)
  • GF = Goals For (total goals scored)
  • GA = Goals Against (total goals conceded)
  • Diff = Goal Difference (= GFGA)
  • G% = Goal Percentage (= 100 × GF/GA)
  • Pts = Points (progressive tally)


       Major semi-final qualifying position
       Minor semi-final qualifying position

Round 1[edit]


Saturday 20 March
14:20 (UTC+13)
Report Northern Mystics  55 – 52 Adelaide Thunderbirds    Trusts Stadium, Auckland
Umpires: Liz Boon, Mandy Nottingham, Bobbi Brown (replaced Nottingham during 4th quarter)[5][6]
Latu Goals scored 30/32 (94%)
Tutaia Goals scored 25/30 (83%)
Bell Goals scored 3/5 (60%)
Beveridge Goals scored 9/14 (64%)
Borrego Goals scored 40/48 (83%)

Sunday 21 March
13:50 (UTC+10)
Report Queensland Firebirds  47 – 50 New South Wales Swifts    Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Aiken Goals scored 29/34 (85%)
Medhurst Goals scored 18/23 (78%)
Cox Goals scored 30/38 (79%)
Pratley Goals scored 20/27 (74%)

Sunday 21 March
18:50 (UTC+13)
Report Southern Steel  46 – 44 West Coast Fever    Stadium Southland, Invercargill
Umpires: Liz Boon, Fay Meiklejohn
Dehn Goals scored 18/22 (82%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 28/33 (85%)
Bassett Goals scored 34/35 (97%)
Shoard Goals scored 10/15 (67%)

Monday 22 March
19:20 (UTC+13)
Report Canterbury Tactix  54 – 48 Central Pulse    Westpac Arena, Christchurch
Umpires: Jono Bredin, Bobbi Brown
Halpenny Goals scored 39/50 (78%)
Thompson Goals scored 15/20 (75%)
Altschwager Goals scored 9/14 (64%)
Amaru-Tibble Goals scored 9/11 (82%)
Griffin Goals scored 30/34 (88%)

Monday 22 March
19:05 (UTC+11)
Report Melbourne Vixens  48 – 40 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic    Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Umpires: Sharon Kelly
McMahon Goals scored 23/27 (85%)
Thwaites Goals scored 25/32 (78%)
Brown Goals scored 10/13 (77%)
Tuki Goals scored 11/19 (58%)
van Dyk Goals scored 19/22 (86%)

Round 2[edit]


Saturday 27 March
14:20 (UTC+13)
Report Central Pulse  50 – 61 Northern Mystics    Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua
Altschwager Goals scored 10/16 (63%)
Amaru-Tibble Goals scored 14/17 (82%)
Griffin Goals scored 26/31 (84%)
Latu Goals scored 36/39 (92%)
Tutaia Goals scored 25/29 (86%)

Saturday 27 March
13:50 (UTC+10:30)
Report Adelaide Thunderbirds  38 – 45 New South Wales Swifts    ETSA Park, Adelaide
Bell Goals scored 3/3 (100%)
Beveridge Goals scored 5/8 (63%)
Borrego Goals scored 30/39 (77%)
Cox Goals scored 26/38 (68%)
Pratley Goals scored 19/26 (73%)

Sunday 28 March
14:50 (UTC+11)
Report Melbourne Vixens  53 – 46 Queensland Firebirds    Hisense Arena, Melbourne
McMahon Goals scored 24/32 (75%)
Thwaites Goals scored 29/35 (83%)
Aiken Goals scored 23/36 (64%)
Medhurst Goals scored 23/27 (85%)

Monday 29 March
19:20 (UTC+13)
Report Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic  47 – 41 Southern Steel    Energy Events Centre, Rotorua
Umpires: Liz Boon, Bronwyn Meek
Brown Goals scored 20/24 (83%)
van Dyk Goals scored 27/30 (90%)
Dehn Goals scored 12/14 (86%)
Naoupu Goals scored 29/34 (85%)

Monday 29 March
17:05 (UTC+8)
Report West Coast Fever  62 – 44 Canterbury Tactix    Challenge Stadium, Perth
Bassett Goals scored 45/52 (87%)
Lawson Goals scored 7/13 (54%)
Neal Goals scored 2/3 (67%)
Shoard Goals scored 8/12 (67%)
Halpenny Goals scored 23/30 (77%)
Thompson Goals scored 21/27 (78%)

Round 3[edit]

Daylight savings ends on Sunday 4 April in New Zealand, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.


Saturday 3 April
14:20 (UTC+13)
Report Northern Mystics  46 – 55 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic    Trusts Stadium, Auckland
Latu Goals scored 31/36 (86%)
Tutaia Goals scored 15/23 (65%)
Brown Goals scored 21/26 (81%)
van Dyk Goals scored 34/35 (97%)

Sunday 4 April
14:50 (UTC+10)
Report Queensland Firebirds  40 – 41 Adelaide Thunderbirds    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Aiken Goals scored 32/41 (78%)
Medhurst Goals scored 8/15 (53%)
Beveridge Goals scored 9/14 (64%)
Borrego Goals scored 32/35 (91%)

Sunday 4 April
18:50 (UTC+12)
Report Canterbury Tactix  53 – 56 New South Wales Swifts    Westpac Arena, Christchurch
Halpenny Goals scored 31/45 (69%)
Thompson Goals scored 22/29 (76%)
Cox Goals scored 21/36 (58%)
Pratley Goals scored 31/36 (86%)
Wild Goals scored 4/6 (67%)

Monday 5 April
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Southern Steel  56 – 44 Central Pulse    Edgar Centre, Dunedin
Dehn Goals scored 14/18 (78%)
Naoupu Goals scored 19/22 (86%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 23/28 (82%)
Altschwager Goals scored 21/26 (81%)
Griffin Goals scored 23/30 (77%)

Monday 5 April
18:05 (UTC+8)
Report West Coast Fever  50 – 64 Melbourne Vixens    Challenge Stadium, Perth
Bassett Goals scored 39/49 (80%)
Lawson Goals scored 3/6 (50%)
Shoard Goals scored 8/11 (73%)
Knott Goals scored 2/5 (40%)
McMahon Goals scored 18/24 (75%)
Thwaites Goals scored 44/52 (85%)

Round 4: Rivalry Round[edit]

All matches in this round were trans-Tasman clashes. Goals scored by all teams from each country were tallied together, and the country with the highest number of accumulated goals won. After five matches, Australia won the 2010 Rivalry Round with a 4–1 win-loss record and a goal aggregate of 288–230 against New Zealand.[7]


Saturday 10 April
14:20 (UTC+12)
Report Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic  55 – 50 West Coast Fever    Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton
Brown Goals scored 14/21 (67%)
van Dyk Goals scored 41/42 (98%)
Bassett Goals scored 35/37 (95%)
Shoard Goals scored 15/22 (68%)

Saturday 10 April
14:20 (UTC+10)
Report New South Wales Swifts  50 – 36 Central Pulse    State Sports Centre, Sydney
Cox Goals scored 23/32 (72%)
Pratley Goals scored 27/31 (87%)
Altschwager Goals scored 16/22 (73%)
Amaru-Tibble Goals scored 2/4 (50%)
Griffin Goals scored 18/21 (86%)

Sunday 11 April
14:20 (UTC+9:30)
Report Adelaide Thunderbirds  53 – 36 Southern Steel    ETSA Park, Adelaide
Beveridge Goals scored 16/24 (67%)
Borrego Goals scored 37/45 (82%)
Dehn Goals scored 7/13 (54%)
Naoupu Goals scored 1/1 (100%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 28/34 (82%)

Monday 12 April
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Canterbury Tactix  49 – 64 Melbourne Vixens    Westpac Arena, Christchurch
Thompson Goals scored 21/26 (81%)
Halpenny Goals scored 28/38 (74%)
Thwaites Goals scored 39/45 (87%)
McMahon Goals scored 25/31 (81%)

Monday 12 April
19:05 (UTC+10)
Report Queensland Firebirds  71 – 54 Northern Mystics    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Aiken Goals scored 42/50 (84%)
Medhurst Goals scored 29/32 (91%)
Latu Goals scored 29/34 (85%)
Tutaia Goals scored 25/29 (86%)

Round 5[edit]


Saturday 17 April
14:20 (UTC+12)
Report Central Pulse  40 – 75 Adelaide Thunderbirds    TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Altschwager Goals scored 25/32 (78%)
Griffin Goals scored 15/21 (71%)
Beveridge Goals scored 16/19 (84%)
Borrego Goals scored 58/59 (98%)
Keene Goals scored 1/1 (100%)

Sunday 18 April
14:50 (UTC+10)
Report New South Wales Swifts  55 – 43 West Coast Fever    Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Cox Goals scored 24/34 (71%)
Pratley Goals scored 30/35 (86%)
Welham Goals scored 1/2 (50%)
Bassett Goals scored 27/33 (82%)
Shoard Goals scored 16/22 (73%)

Sunday 18 April
18:50 (UTC+12)
Report Canterbury Tactix  36 – 53 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic    Westpac Arena, Christchurch
Thompson Goals scored 17/25 (68%)
Halpenny Goals scored 19/32 (59%)
Brown Goals scored 24/32 (75%)
Tuki Goals scored 3/6 (50%)
van Dyk Goals scored 26/27 (96%)

Monday 19 April
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Southern Steel  41 – 56 Queensland Firebirds    Stadium Southland, Invercargill
Dehn Goals scored 13/17 (76%)
Naoupu Goals scored 15/22 (68%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 13/15 (87%)
Aiken Goals scored 29/37 (78%)
Medhurst Goals scored 27/31 (87%)

Monday 19 April
19:05 (UTC+10)
Report Melbourne Vixens  62 – 51 Northern Mystics    Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Caldwell Goals scored 3/3 (100%)
McMahon Goals scored 24/28 (86%)
Thwaites Goals scored 35/40 (88%)
Latu Goals scored 35/40 (88%)
Tutaia Goals scored 16/22 (73%)

Round 6[edit]


Saturday 24 April
14:20 (UTC+12)
Report Northern Mystics  59 – 50 Canterbury Tactix    Trusts Stadium, Auckland
Latu Goals scored 33/34 (97%)
Tutaia Goals scored 26/31 (84%)
Halpenny Goals scored 32/37 (86%)
Thompson Goals scored 18/23 (78%)

Sunday 25 April
14:20 (UTC+10)
Report Queensland Firebirds  62 – 41 Melbourne Vixens    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Aiken Goals scored 34/43 (79%)
Medhurst Goals scored 28/32 (88%)
Caldwell Goals scored 10/13 (77%)
Knott Goals scored 24/34 (71%)
McMahon Goals scored 7/8 (88%)

Monday 26 April
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Central Pulse  40 – 64 Southern Steel    TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Altschwager Goals scored 8/10 (80%)
Amaru-Tibble Goals scored 19/22 (86%)
Griffin Goals scored 13/16 (81%)
Dehn Goals scored 9/14 (64%)
Naoupu Goals scored 17/20 (85%)
Topia Goals scored 4/5 (80%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 23/28 (82%)

Monday 26 April
18:05 (UTC+8)
Report West Coast Fever  37 – 57 Adelaide Thunderbirds    Challenge Stadium, Perth
Bassett Goals scored 18/24 (75%)
Lawson Goals scored 3/6 (50%)
Neal Goals scored 2/4 (50%)
Shoard Goals scored 14/23 (61%)
Beveridge Goals scored 15/22 (68%)
Borrego Goals scored 42/46 (91%)

BYES:  New South Wales Swifts and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic

Round 7[edit]


Saturday 1 May
14:20 (UTC+12)
Report Canterbury Tactix  38 – 66 Southern Steel    Westpac Arena, Christchurch
Halpenny Goals scored 15/24 (63%)
Thompson Goals scored 19/23 (83%)
A. Smith Goals scored 4/9 (44%)
Mitchell Goals scored 0/1 (0%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 38/46 (83%)
Dehn Goals scored 16/20 (80%)
Naoupu Goals scored 12/12 (100%)

Sunday 2 May
14:50 (UTC+10)
Report New South Wales Swifts  56 – 42 Melbourne Vixens    Acer Arena, Sydney
Attendance: 6,928[8]
Cox Goals scored 29/31 (94%)
Pratley Goals scored 27/30 (90%)
Sharelle McMahon Goals scored 19/20 (95%)
Thwaites Goals scored 23/26 (88%)

Monday 3 May
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic  49 – 46 Northern Mystics    Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton
Brown Goals scored 12/14 (86%)
van Dyk Goals scored 37/40 (93%)
Latu Goals scored 25/30 (83%)
Tutaia Goals scored 21/25 (84%)

Monday 3 May
19:05 (UTC+10)
Report Queensland Firebirds  63 – 57 West Coast Fever    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Aiken Goals scored 36/39 (92%)
Medhurst Goals scored 27/34 (79%)
Bassett Goals scored 50/59 (85%)
Lawson Goals scored 2/4 (50%)
Shoard Goals scored 5/15 (33%)

BYES:  Adelaide Thunderbirds and Central Pulse

Round 8[edit]


Saturday 8 May
14:20 (UTC+12)
Report Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic  56 – 44 Central Pulse    Energy Events Centre, Rotorua
Brown Goals scored 6/8 (75%)
Lund Goals scored 10/13 (77%)
van Dyk Goals scored 40/42 (95%)
Altschwager Goals scored 18/25 (72%)
Griffin Goals scored 26/32 (81%)

Sunday 9 May
14:50 (UTC+10)
Report New South Wales Swifts  60 – 44 Adelaide Thunderbirds    State Sports Centre, Sydney
Cox Goals scored 36/44 (82%)
Pratley Goals scored 24/34 (71%)
Bell Goals scored 7/10 (70%)
Beveridge Goals scored 8/12 (67%)
Borrego Goals scored 29/38 (76%)

Monday 10 May
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Southern Steel  49 – 52 Northern Mystics    Stadium Southland, Invercargill
Dehn Goals scored 15/18 (83%)
Naoupu Goals scored 22/33 (67%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 12/15 (80%)
Latu Goals scored 28/29 (97%)
Tutaia Goals scored 24/27 (89%)

Monday 10 May
19:05 (UTC+10)
Report Melbourne Vixens  53 – 56 West Coast Fever    Hisense Arena, Melbourne
McMahon Goals scored 18/27 (67%)
Thwaites Goals scored 35/43 (81%)
Bassett Goals scored 46/49 (94%)
Lawson Goals scored 3/4 (75%)
Shoard Goals scored 7/9 (78%)

BYES:  Queensland Firebirds and Canterbury Tactix

Round 9[edit]


Saturday 15 May
14:20 (UTC+12)
Report Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic  72 – 52 Canterbury Tactix    Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton
Brown Goals scored 24/29 (83%)
van Dyk Goals scored 48/50 (96%)
Halpenny Goals scored 6/8 (75%)
Mitchell Goals scored 14/21 (67%)
Thompson Goals scored 32/36 (89%)

Sunday 16 May
14:20 (UTC+9:30)
Report Adelaide Thunderbirds  58 – 47 Melbourne Vixens    ETSA Park, Adelaide
Beveridge Goals scored 15/21 (71%)
Borrego Goals scored 43/50 (86%)
McMahon Goals scored 21/30 (70%)
Thwaites Goals scored 26/33 (79%)

Monday 17 May
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Northern Mystics  61 – 60 Central Pulse    Trusts Stadium, Auckland
Latu Goals scored 41/41 (100%)
Tutaia Goals scored 20/29 (69%)
Altschwager Goals scored 25/35 (71%)
Griffin Goals scored 35/40 (88%)

Monday 17 May
19:05 (UTC+10)
Report New South Wales Swifts  44 – 40 Queensland Firebirds    State Sports Centre, Sydney
Cox Goals scored 19/33 (58%)
Pratley Goals scored 25/31 (81%)
Aiken Goals scored 26/33 (79%)
Medhurst Goals scored 14/21 (67%)

BYES:  West Coast Fever and Southern Steel

Round 10[edit]


Saturday 22 May
14:20 (UTC+12)
Report Central Pulse  45 – 43 Canterbury Tactix    TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Altschwager Goals scored 15/23 (65%)
Amaru-Tibble Goals scored 3/5 (60%)
Griffin Goals scored 27/29 (93%)
Halpenny Goals scored 17/24 (71%)
Mitchell Goals scored 4/10 (40%)
Thompson Goals scored 22/25 (88%)

Sunday 23 May
14:20 (UTC+9:30)
Report Adelaide Thunderbirds  53 – 51 Queensland Firebirds    ETSA Park, Adelaide
Beveridge Goals scored 15/20 (75%)
Borrego Goals scored 38/41 (93%)
Aiken Goals scored 32/39 (82%)
Medhurst Goals scored 19/27 (70%)

Monday 24 May
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Southern Steel  52 – 47 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic    Stadium Southland, Invercargill
Dehn Goals scored 20/22 (91%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 32/34 (94%)
Brown Goals scored 18/25 (72%)
van Dyk Goals scored 29/32 (91%)

Monday 24 May
18:05 (UTC+8)
Report West Coast Fever  52 – 61 New South Wales Swifts    Challenge Stadium, Perth
Bassett Goals scored 38/45 (84%)
Shoard Goals scored 14/20 (70%)
Cox Goals scored 33/42 (79%)
Pratley Goals scored 28/36 (78%)

BYES:  Melbourne Vixens and Northern Mystics

Round 11[edit]


Saturday 29 May
14:20 (UTC+12)
Report Northern Mystics  48 – 54 New South Wales Swifts    Trusts Stadium, Auckland
Latu Goals scored 30/33 (91%)
Tutaia Goals scored 18/24 (75%)
Cox Goals scored 26/33 (79%)
Pratley Goals scored 28/32 (88%)

Sunday 30 May
14:20 (UTC+9:30)
Report Adelaide Thunderbirds  58 – 34 Canterbury Tactix    ETSA Park, Adelaide
Bell Goals scored 5/5 (100%)
Beveridge Goals scored 15/21 (71%)
Borrego Goals scored 38/45 (84%)
Halpenny Goals scored 21/31 (68%)
Thompson Goals scored 13/17 (76%)

Sunday 30 May
18:50 (UTC+12)
Report Southern Steel  52 – 39 Melbourne Vixens    Edgar Centre, Dunedin
Dehn Goals scored 23/27 (85%)
Naoupu Goals scored 2/3 (67%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 27/31 (87%)
Caldwell Goals scored 11/11 (100%)
Knott Goals scored 13/16 (81%)
McMahon Goals scored 10/15 (67%)
Thwaites Goals scored 5/6 (83%)

Monday 31 May
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic  54 – 55 Queensland Firebirds    Energy Events Centre, Rotorua
Brown Goals scored 22/27 (81%)
van Dyk Goals scored 32/34 (94%)
Aiken Goals scored 35/37 (95%)
Medhurst Goals scored 20/21 (95%)

Monday 31 May
17:05 (UTC+8)
Report West Coast Fever  63 – 45 Central Pulse    Challenge Stadium, Perth
Bassett Goals scored 42/51 (82%)
Shoard Goals scored 21/29 (72%)
Altschwager Goals scored 4/10 (40%)
Griffin Goals scored 29/38 (76%)
Gupwell Goals scored 12/14 (86%)

Round 12[edit]


Saturday 5 June
14:20 (UTC+12)
Report Northern Mystics  62 – 53 West Coast Fever    North Shore Events Centre, Auckland
Latu Goals scored 40/41 (98%)
Tutaia Goals scored 22/27 (81%)
Bassett Goals scored 44/50 (88%)
Shoard Goals scored 9/14 (64%)

Saturday 5 June
14:20 (UTC+10)
Report Queensland Firebirds  52 – 42 Central Pulse    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Aiken Goals scored 31/40 (78%)
Medhurst Goals scored 21/24 (88%)
Griffin Goals scored 23/28 (82%)
Gupwell Goals scored 19/22 (86%)

Sunday 6 June
14:50 (UTC+10)
Report Melbourne Vixens  43 – 54 Adelaide Thunderbirds    Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Caldwell Goals scored 13/17 (76%)
Knott Goals scored 5/6 (83%)
McMahon Goals scored 21/25 (84%)
Thwaites Goals scored 4/5 (80%)
Beveridge Goals scored 12/16 (75%)
Borrego Goals scored 42/48 (88%)

Monday 7 June
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Southern Steel  53 – 39 Canterbury Tactix    Stadium Southland, Invercargill
Dehn Goals scored 22/24 (92%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 31/33 (94%)
Halpenny Goals scored 11/18 (61%)
Thompson Goals scored 28/35 (80%)

Monday 7 June
19:05 (UTC+10)
Report New South Wales Swifts  60 – 43 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic    State Sports Centre, Sydney
Cox Goals scored 31/39 (79%)
Pratley Goals scored 29/34 (85%)
Brown Goals scored 16/19 (84%)
van Dyk Goals scored 27/29 (93%)

Round 13[edit]


Saturday 12 June
14:20 (UTC+12)
Report Central Pulse  52 – 58 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic    Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier
Griffin Goals scored 31/38 (82%)
Gupwell Goals scored 21/25 (84%)
Brown Goals scored 11/13 (85%)
Lund Goals scored 5/8 (63%)
van Dyk Goals scored 42/42 (100%)

Saturday 12 June
14:20 (UTC+10)
Report Melbourne Vixens  46 – 58 New South Wales Swifts    Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Caldwell Goals scored 11/11 (100%)
McMahon Goals scored 24/29 (83%)
Thwaites Goals scored 11/17 (65%)
Cox Goals scored 31/40 (78%)
Pratley Goals scored 19/23 (83%)
Wild Goals scored 8/10 (80%)

Sunday 13 June
14:20 (UTC+9:30)
Report Adelaide Thunderbirds  54 – 45 West Coast Fever    Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Bell Goals scored 8/12 (67%)
Beveridge Goals scored 4/6 (67%)
Borrego Goals scored 42/57 (74%)
Bassett Goals scored 26/36 (72%)
Lawson Goals scored 1/1 (100%)
Shoard Goals scored 18/21 (86%)

Monday 14 June
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Northern Mystics  43 – 50 Southern Steel    Trusts Stadium, Auckland
Latu Goals scored 17/17 (100%)
Tutaia Goals scored 26/32 (81%)
Dehn Goals scored 16/20 (80%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 34/39 (87%)

Monday 14 June
19:05 (UTC+10)
Report Queensland Firebirds  75 – 32 Canterbury Tactix    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Aiken Goals scored 47/62 (76%)
Medhurst Goals scored 28/36 (78%)
Halpenny Goals scored 9/11 (82%)
Mitchell Goals scored 8/12 (67%)
Thompson Goals scored 15/19 (79%)

Round 14[edit]


Saturday 19 June
14:20 (UTC+12)
Report Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic  53 – 44 Adelaide Thunderbirds    Energy Events Centre, Rotorua
Brown Goals scored 16/17 (94%)
van Dyk Goals scored 37/43 (86%)
Bell Goals scored 7/9 (78%)
Beveridge Goals scored 11/17 (65%)
Borrego Goals scored 26/31 (84%)

Sunday 20 June
12:50 (UTC+8)
Report West Coast Fever  67 – 59 Queensland Firebirds    Challenge Stadium, Perth
Bassett Goals scored 44/50 (88%)
Shoard Goals scored 23/27 (85%)
Aiken Goals scored 36/43 (84%)
Medhurst Goals scored 23/27 (85%)

Sunday 20 June
18:50 (UTC+12)
Report Canterbury Tactix  47 – 58 Northern Mystics    Westpac Arena, Christchurch
Thompson Goals scored 23/29 (79%)
Halpenny Goals scored 24/31 (77%)
Latu Goals scored 36/41 (88%)
Tutaia Goals scored 22/27 (81%)

Monday 21 June
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report Central Pulse  48 – 49 Melbourne Vixens    Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua
Altschwager Goals scored 10/11 (91%)
Griffin Goals scored 31/40 (78%)
Gupwell Goals scored 7/12 (58%)
Caldwell Goals scored 24/28 (86%)
Knott Goals scored 12/16 (75%)
Thwaites Goals scored 13/13 (100%)

Monday 21 June
19:05 (UTC+10)
Report New South Wales Swifts  55 – 38 Southern Steel    State Sports Centre, Sydney
Cox Goals scored 28/37 (76%)
Pratley Goals scored 27/32 (84%)
Dehn Goals scored 13/14 (93%)
Naoupu Goals scored 6/7 (86%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 19/24 (79%)

Finals[edit]

Semi-finals Preliminary final Grand final
27 June – Sydney
1. New South Wales Swifts 38
2. Adelaide Thunderbirds 52
4 July – Newcastle 11 July – Adelaide
New South Wales Swifts 49 Adelaide Thunderbirds 52
Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 54 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 42
28 June – Auckland
3. Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 50
4. Southern Steel 42 Key: Winning team advances Losing team advances

Major semi-final[edit]

Sunday 27 June
14:50 (UTC+10)
Report
Stats
New South Wales Swifts 38–52 Adelaide Thunderbirds    Acer Arena, Sydney
Scoring by quarter: 10-14, 8-17, 9-14, 11-7
Pratley Goals scored 22/31 (71%)
Cox Goals scored 9/16 (56%)
Wild Goals scored 7/8 (88%)
Borrego Goals scored 37/43 (86%)
Bell Goals scored 12/16 (75%)
Beveridge Goals scored 2/2 (100%)
Keene Goals scored 1/1 (100%)

Minor semi-final[edit]

Monday 28 June
19:20 (UTC+12)
Report
Stats
Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 50–42 Southern Steel    Vector Arena, Auckland[9]
Umpires: Sharon Kelly (Australia), Mandy Nottingham (New Zealand)
Scoring by quarter: 16-8, 8-13, 14-11, 12-10
van Dyk Goals scored 41/46 (89%)
Brown Goals scored 9/11 (82%)
Dehn Goals scored 24/25 (96%)
Wipiiti Goals scored 11/17 (65%)
Naoupu Goals scored 7/9 (78%)

Preliminary final[edit]

Sunday 4 July
14:50 (UTC+10)
Report
Stats
New South Wales Swifts 49–54 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic    Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Umpires: Sharon Kelly (Australia), Mandy Nottingham (New Zealand)
Scoring by quarter: 11-12, 9-17, 12-13, 17-12
Cox Goals scored 32/38 (84%)
Pratley Goals scored 17/21 (81%)
van Dyk Goals scored 43/44 (98%)
Brown Goals scored 11/13 (85%)

Grand final[edit]

Sunday 11 July
14:30 (UTC+9:30)
Report
Stats
Adelaide Thunderbirds 52–42 Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic    Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Attendance: 9,300
Umpires: Sharon Kelly (Australia), Mandy Nottingham (New Zealand)
Scoring by quarter: 15-8, 13-13, 11-8, 13-13
Borrego Goals scored 40/46 (87%)
Bell Goals scored 12/19 (63%)
van Dyk Goals scored 30/33 (91%)
Brown Goals scored 12/16 (75%)

Festival of the Stars[edit]

The Festival of the Stars is a charity match where two celebrity teams play each other to win money for their charities. The captains of the match in 2010 were the Australia's ONE HD Sunday commentators, Luke Darcy and Liz Ellis.[10] The match was played in two 15-minute halves and umpired by Natalie Medhurst and Wendy Fleming.[11] The celebrity teams were as follows:

MARS Red Beyondblue: Holden Cruze National Breast Cancer Foundation

During the match, Darcy's team scored the first two goals, giving them a two goal lead, however Ellis' team came back with two goals from Spencer. Late in the half, Archer scored a goal on the goal circle (not legal in standard rules) and that was the only goal scored by him. At the end of the first half, Darcy's team lead 4-3. In the second half, a change was made by Ellis' team with Ellis moving to WD and shifting Archer and Swanson to GD and GK respectively to add more height in the defense circle, while Darcy placed Twigley to GA and Hughes to WD. Later on, Ellis called time to put Melbourne Vixens player Caitlin Thwaites at GS, moving Moloney to WD, Ellis to GK and benching Swanson. After a thrilling battle, despite Thwaites's goals and tricks and Spencer's long range shot on goal, Darcy's team won the match by two goals. As a result, the MARS Red beyondblue team won $10,000 for winning the match as well as $2,000 for scoring the first goal in both halves and $100 for every goal scored after, adding up to $12,900 for the beyondblue charity. The Holden Cruze National Breast Cancer Foundation team won $5,000 as runner-up prize and $100 for every goal scored, adding up to $5,900 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation charity.


Sunday 6 June
12:00 (UTC+10)
MARS Red beyondblue 11–9 Holden Cruze National Breast Cancer Foundation    Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Umpires: Natalie Medhurst, Wendy Fleming
Scoring by half: 4-3, 7-6
Darcy
Hughes
Twigley
Moloney
Specner
Twaites

Season statistics[edit]

As of 21 June 2010.[12]
Top 5 goals scored
Pos. Player Team Goals
1 Carla Borrego Adelaide Thunderbirds 497
2 Caitlin Bassett West Coast Fever 486
3 Irene van Dyk Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 440
4 Romelda Aiken Queensland Firebirds 430
5 Cathrine Latu Northern Mystics 411
Top 5 shots at goal
Pos. Player Team Shots
1 Carla Borrego Adelaide Thunderbirds 581
2 Caitlin Bassett West Coast Fever 568
3 Romelda Aiken Queensland Firebirds 532
4 Catherine Cox New South Wales Swifts 477
5 Irene van Dyk Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 470
Top 5 shooting accuracy
Pos. Player Team Goal %
1 Irene van Dyk Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 93.6
2 Cathrine Latu Northern Mystics 91.7
3 Tegan Caldwell Melbourne Vixens 86.7
4 Daneka Wipiiti Southern Steel 86.0
5 Caitlin Bassett West Coast Fever 86.0
Top 5 intercepts
Pos. Player Team Inter.
1 Althea Byfield Northern Mystics 40
2 Casey Williams Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 38
3 Sonia Mkoloma New South Wales Swifts 31
4 Laura Geitz Queensland Firebirds 29
5= Geva Mentor Adelaide Thunderbirds 28
5= Charlotte Kight Canterbury Tactix 28
Top 5 offensive rebounds
Pos. Player Team O/Reb.
1 Romelda Aiken Queensland Firebirds 69
2 Carla Borrego Adelaide Thunderbirds 39
3 Caitlin Bassett West Coast Fever 38
4 Cathrine Latu Northern Mystics 34
5 Ellen Halpenny Canterbury Tactix 25
Top 5 defensive rebounds
Pos. Player Team D/Reb.
1 Casey Williams Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 53
2 Laura Geitz Queensland Firebirds 44
3= Geva Mentor Adelaide Thunderbirds 39
3= Leana de Bruin Southern Steel 33
5= Rebecca Bulley New South Wales Swifts 33
5= Susan Fuhrmann West Coast Fever 35

Awards[edit]

Season MVP[edit]

2010 Most Valuable Player[13]
Nat. Player Team Points
New Zealand Liana Leota Southern Steel 36
Australia Rebecca Bulley New South Wales Swifts 30
New Zealand Leana de Bruin Southern Steel 29
Jamaica Carla Borrego Adelaide Thunderbirds 29

Best Young Player Award[edit]

The MARS Red Best Young Player Award is awarded to the player who's under the age of 25, has not played more than five matches in previous ANZ Championship seasons and has not played in more than five international matches. Only five nominees are chosen, one selected each week from rounds 10-14.[14] Sharni Layton won the award.[15]

2010 Best Young Player
Nat. Player Team Round
Australia Sharni Layton Adelaide Thunderbirds 10
New Zealand Ellen Halpenny Canterbury Tactix 11
Australia Leah Shoard West Coast Fever 12
New Zealand Kayla Cullen Northern Mystics 13
Australia Amy Steel Queensland Firebirds 14

Holden Cruze Player of the Year[edit]

As of 22 June 2010.[16]
Player of the Year Leaderboard
Pos. Player Team Points
1 Rebecca Bulley New South Wales Swifts 18
2 Catherine Cox New South Wales Swifts 14
3 Natalie von Bertouch Adelaide Thunderbirds 14
4 Kimberlee Green New South Wales Swifts 13
5 Carla Borrego Adelaide Thunderbirds 12
6 Natalie Medhurst Queensland Firebirds 12
7 Renae Hallinan Melbourne Vixens 11
8 Clare McMeniman Queensland Firebirds 11
9 Geva Mentor Adelaide Thunderbirds 10
10 Caitlin Bassett West Coast Fever 9
11 Sonia Mkoloma New South Wales Swifts 9

References[edit]

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  10. ^ | ANZ Championship[dead link]
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