Launceston put back on the map with Netball returning to the Silverdome

Fresh off the success of their pre-season games in Hobart, the Collingwood Magpies have confirmed that they will return to Tasmania to play two Suncorp Super Netball games in 2021.

The Collingwood Magpies will play two home games at the Silverdome with both games to be broadcast on Channel 9.

Minister for Sport and Recreation, Jane Howlett, said the two matches are a coup for Tasmania. 

“These games have the ability to attract a national audience and we welcome the enhanced economic and social benefits these matches will bring,” Minister Howlett said.

“This is once again an excellent opportunity for Tasmanian fans to enjoy some of the sport’s biggest names on the court right here in Launceston.”

Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events, and Minister for Women, Sarah Courtney said it’s a chance to inspire more Tasmanians to take up a sport.

“The Tasmanian Liberal Government’s $1.75 million partnership is a wonderful opportunity to see these athletes back on the court in Launceston,” Minister Courtney said. 

“We know this significant investment will not only increase grassroots participation but strengthen the pathways for young Tasmanian netballers to realise their dreams of playing at the highest level.”

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