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GRAND FINAL 2016 A PHOTO ESSAY


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THE TEAM CHECK OUT SOME MEDIA CLIPPINGS BEFORE DEPARTING SYDNEY AIRPORT.


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SOME OF THE PLAYERS USE THE FLIGHT TO BRISBANE AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOME VIDEO ANALYSIS.


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ROB WRIGHT AND KIM GREEN MEET THE MEDIA IN BRISBANE.


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AND SHARE A JOKE WITH THEM TOO.


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CAITLIN THWAITES AND PAIGE HADLEY GET STRAPPED FOR TRAINING.


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ROB AND HIS COACHING STAFF ARE ALL SMILES AHEAD OF A COURT SESSION.


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SHARNI LAYTON KNOWS IT’S THE LITTLE EXTRAS THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.


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AND THEN SHE GOES TOE-TO-TOE WITH CAITLIN


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BEFORE GETTING UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH SUSAN PETTITT.


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THE BRAINS TRUST SHARE THEIR WISDOM WITH THE TEAM.


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ANITA KEELAN OVERSEES SOME ON-COURT DRILLS.


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ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS TAKES AIM.


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MADDY TURNER AND PAIGE HADLEY VISIT THE PHYSIO.


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THEN IT’S A POOL SESSION, AND TIME FOR A LITTLE FUN TOO.


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SUSAN PETTITT LOOKS PENSIVE DURING THE POOL SESSION.


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GRAND FINAL TICKETS ARRIVE FOR COLLECTION AT THE TEAM HOTEL.


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THE PLAYERS READ MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FROM FANS AHEAD OF THE GRAND FINAL.


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AND GET SETTLED INTO THE DRESSING ROOM AT BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE.


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OUR FAVE SILVER FERN LAURA LANGMAN TAKES IN THE SCENE.


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WHILE SPORTY SWIFT GETS ALL DOLLED UP FOR THE DAY.


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THE TEAM HEAD TO THE COURT FOR THEIR WARM UP.


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AND SHARNI DOES HER MEDIA DUTIES WITH BIANCA CHATFIELD.


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SUSAN PETTITT AND CAITLIN THWAITES COULDN’T WAIT TO GET OUT ON COURT.


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AND IT WAS KIM GREEN’S JOB TO LEAD THEM OUT.


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THE MASSES CHEERED AS THE SWIFTS APPEARED.


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ROB TELLS HIS PLAYERS THAT THE COURT IS THEIR STAGE.


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BEFORE THE TEAM FORMS A HUDDLE OF THEIR OWN.


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THE SWIFTS COACHING TEAM TAKE THEIR SEATS FOR THE GAME.


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AS THE SWIFTS AND FIREBIRDS SIZE EACH OTHER UP.


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THE SWIFTS BENCH ROAR THEIR SUPPORT AS THE NOISE IN THE VENUE RAMPS UP.


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ROB USES A BREAK IN THE GAME TO PASS SOME TIPS ON.


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AS DOES ANITA.


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SHARNI V ROMELDA - A CLASH OF THE TITANS!


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AND SHARNI WON’T BACK DOWN.


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CAITLIN SHOUTS FOR A PASS AND KEEPS LAURA GEITZ ON HER TOES.


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WHILE ABBEY MCCULLOCH IMPOSES HERSELF ON THE GAME.


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NO PICTURE COULD BETTER REFLECT THE TENSION AND EXCITEMENT.


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OR THE PAIN OF MISSING OUT IN SUDDEN DEATH.


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BUT IT TAKES A LOT TO KEEP THESE ATHLETES DOWN.


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AND ROB KNOWS HIS PLAYERS ARE A SPECIAL GROUP.


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DEFEAT IS NEVER AN EASY THING TO TAKE.


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BUT IN TRUE NETBALL FASHION, THEY HANDLED IT WITH STYLE


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AND THE CHAMPION FIREBIRDS WERE EQUALLY CLASSY IN VICTORY.


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SHARNI AND SUSAN LOOK ON AS THE FIREBIRDS RECEIVE THE TROPHY.


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SPORT CAN BE CRUEL SOMETIMES.


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BUT THIS TEAM WILL ALWAYS BE HEROES TO THE SWIFTS FAMILY.


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FACING THE MEDIA WAS A TOUGH GIG FOR SOME AFTER.


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BUT THEY HANDLED IT LIKE THE PROS THEY ARE.


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ENEMIES ON THE COURT, FRIENDS OFF IT. THE BEAUTY OF SPORT.


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AND WHAT A YEAR IT’S BEEN FOR THESE TWO ROOKIES.


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ROB RAISES A TOAST TO HIS TEAM BACK AT THE HOTEL.


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IT’S TIME TO RELAX WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.


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AND SHARE A JOKE OR TWO.


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THANKS FOR THE JOURNEY IN 2016 NSW SWIFTS, HERE’S TO THE NEXT ONE.


2016 NSW SWIFTS PLAYING ROSTER KAITLYN BRYCE KIMBERLEE GREEN (CAPTAIN) PAIGE HADLEY LAURA LANGMAN (VICE CAPTAIN) SHARNI LAYTON ABBEY MCCULLOCH LAUREN MOORE SUSAN PETTITT AMY SOMMERVILLE CAITLIN THWAITES MADDY TURNER STEPHANIE WOOD


CONTRIBUTORS PHOTOGRAPHER | NARELLE SPANGHER CAPTIONS | SHANE DE BARRA PRODUCTION | VICTORIA BAIN DESIGN | MICHAEL COSTA nswswifts.com.au

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NSW Swifts Grand Final 2016 | A Photo Essay  
NSW Swifts Grand Final 2016 | A Photo Essay