MaryannParticipantApril 4, 2020 at 3:24 pmPost count: 120
Like our NZ magazines covid19 is not totally responsible.
Mainland has been struggling since the 2011 quakes.xpert11ParticipantApril 4, 2020 at 5:25 pmPost count: 16
Marianne Delaney-Hoshek has my respect for turning a team of rabble into a team with rising stars. One might say, the current Tactix player group and coaches is the solution, not the problems with their past woes. (To borrow from Ronald Reagan).
Maryann, One of the problem the Tactix have contended with is the lack of suitable venues in Christchurch. The Horncastle Arena’s seating arrangement is too large for the team’s home games.TACTIXSUPPORTERParticipantApril 4, 2020 at 9:02 pmPost count: 102
Another nail in the coffin for Tactix.
Once they have recruited a very strong team, this happens.
Hopefully Netball NZ can maintain taking ownership of Tactix and Stars.
Sad day for NZ netballTACTIXSUPPORTERParticipantApril 4, 2020 at 9:03 pmPost count: 102
Yes, lack of venues didn’t help.
Horncastle was the only venue in Christchurch up to ANZ standard. And that place is expensive!xpert11ParticipantApril 4, 2020 at 10:31 pmPost count: 16
Tactixsupporter, short of winning the ANP, the Tactix haven’t received the credit they deserve for their turnout. Perhaps, a four thousand seat indoor multiple purpose stadium in the Christchurch CBD is in order for one of the governments post-pandemic infrastructure projects.
Just thinking about the Tactix’s costs for hosting home games at the Horncastle Arena makes me shudder.mcleodParticipantApril 5, 2020 at 7:27 amPost count: 117
It’s not the end of the Tactix, far from it. Netball Mainland has been so poorly run for years.
The area is to large, they need to ditch the Nelson/Malbrough area and just concentrate on Canterbury.
Taking games to Nelson is a disaster, people there don’t support the Tactix, never have never will.
To blame Covid19 is rubbish, it’s been a sinking ship for years, let NNZ takeover, be like Super Rugby the players are paid by Rugby NZ, Netball needs to be like that.
Having CEO’s run a sport, that they know shit all about is what the issue is. Bridget Hearn ran Netball Mainland for about 6 years, they had a bail out once, but didn’t learn a thing from it. Tactix will be better of without Netball Mainland.mcleodParticipantApril 5, 2020 at 7:31 amPost count: 117
Horncastle arena is smaller than it used to be, it used to hold up to 8000, now it’s under 5000.
Prior to joining with Aus for the old ANZ, the Flames used to regulary sell out the stadium,
Lack of Sunday games is the issue, being forced to hold Tues or Wed night games was the big issue.TACTIXSUPPORTERParticipantApril 5, 2020 at 8:38 amPost count: 102
Well, let’s just hope they can continue to keep this strong 10 playing squad and can be competitive when they restart.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mystics or Magic nextTACTIXSUPPORTERParticipantApril 5, 2020 at 8:42 amPost count: 102
I just hope netball NZ can actually afford to operate TactixmcleodParticipantApril 5, 2020 at 8:50 amPost count: 117
How the Mystics survive is beyond me. There crowd numbers are terrible. Biggest city in NZ by miles, and gets 500 at a gameMaryannParticipantApril 5, 2020 at 9:29 amPost count: 120
xpert – I was born in Christchurch and totally agree with you.
McLeod, agree also about the Mystics. Same old story – people dislike crossing the bridge and now that the Stars are based South Auckland a lot won’t spend the hours it takes to get to West Auckland. Not sure if they used a venue central ie Spark arena where access via trains is better would work for those coming from the west or south.
I guess we’ll find out if they can afford this or not.xpert11ParticipantApril 5, 2020 at 2:16 pmPost count: 16
Mcleod and Maryann raised excellent points: Brigit Hearn steered Netball Mainland to the iceberg at full speed. She jumped off the sinking ship last year. Aside from the Tactix, the people involved in community netball deserved better than what Hearn dished out. Before the netball zoning restructures, the Tactix went through a laundry cycle worth of CEOs.
They may not have sold out every home game, but the Flames attracted better crowd attendances than the Tactix. Adjusting for inflation, It was cheaper to buy tickets to Flame home games. The Flames played a lot fewer home games than the Tactix. Unfortunately, the Flames crossed the bridge into the Tactix Chernobyl zone too long ago.
Perhaps the Stars are better placed than the Mystics to weather the storm. The Stars resemble the Steel, they are community-focused and attract good crowds at a modest size venue.
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