New Zealand’s ANZ Netball Championship has kicked off for 2023 and fans of the sport are excited to see their favourite teams back in action.
The ANZ Premiership is the top level netball league in New Zealand and features six teams sponsored by ANZ. These teams are the Central Pulse, Mainland Tactix, Northern Mystics, Northern Stars, Southern Steel and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic.
The league was first established in 2017 and Southern Steel were crowned the inaugural champions. However, it’s the Central Pulse who have been the most successful team, having won three championships.
This year’s season started off with a bang as the Northern Mystics took on the Southern Steel in Auckland on Saturday. The Northern Mystics came out on top with a stunning 64-38 victory, breaking a league record in the process.
Fans are excited to see what other surprises this season has in store, and are eager to cheer on their favourite teams to success.