Today, The Good Oil Tactix will be hosted by the Southern Steel in round four of the ANZ Premiership at ILT Stadium Southland.
With the horrific tragedy which occurred in Christchurch on Friday foremost in our minds, we extend our love and sympathy to everyone who has been affected.
The decision from Netball New Zealand to proceed with this game has been made in full consultation with the Tactix franchise and the players themselves, with the full support of the Southern Steel. We have the utmost respect for their determination to show resilience and represent their community proudly at such a devastating time.
To enable the wider Netball family to show their support for Christchurch, a collection will be held during the event with all funds donated to the Victim Support official appeal. Those not in attendance may donate by following this link: https://everydayhero.co.nz/event/christchurch-shooting which has been set up to help the families involved.
Those attending the game at ILT Stadium Southland will notice an increased level of security. This will include bag checks for everyone entering the venue. We recommend arriving early as there will likely be delays and please avoid bringing large bags.