2019

After 14 rounds and five months, another thrilling GIANTS season has come to an end. Whilst the season didn’t end our way, it will be a driving force behind a bigger and better 2020.

Season 2019 was unique for many reasons.

The competition began in late April with the GIANTS taking on cross-town rivals the Swifts in the opening round. Despite not taking the win, the GIANTS saw Australian Diamonds Goal Shooter Caitlin Bassett in orange for the first time and got a glimpse of what was to come from the recently elevated Amy Parmenter.

It took the GIANTS a few rounds to find their best form, recording their first win of the season three rounds in against the Collingwood Magpies.

At the conclusion of Round 9, the competition had a five-week break for the Netball World Cup which featured three of the GIANTS players - Caitlin Bassett, Jamie-Lee Price and Jo Harten - each representing their home nations.

The break seemed to work wonders for the GIANTS with the side winning four of their last five games.

However, the slow start to the season caught up with the GIANTS with the club missing out on finals for the first time with percentage the determining factor at the conclusion of the regular season. 

The GIANTS celebrated many milestones and achievements in season 2019 including Kim Green celebrating a whopping 200 elite games, Kristiana Manu’a began her chase notching up 50 games and five players debuted in orange for the first time. 

The moment all GIANTS fans had been dreading became a reality in the lead up to Round 14 when Captain Kim Green announced her retirement from elite netball. Recognising not only an amazing career but an amazing person, Green was given the send-off she deserved in front of over 10,000 people at what turned out to be the GIANTS final match of the season. 

2019 GIANTS Netball Playing Roster

Kim Green (Captain), Jo Harten (Vice-Captain), Kiera Austin, Caitlin Bassett, Kristiana Manu'a, Matilda McDonell, Teigan O'Shannassy, Amy Parmenter, Jamie-Lee Price

Training Partners: Toni Anderson, Maddie Hay, Georgia Marshall, Latika Tombs
Head Coach: Julie Fitzgerald
Assistant Coach: Jenny O'Keeffe
Team Manager: Denny Peacock
Physiotherapist: Gemma Vale
Strength & Conditioning: Simone Freeman
Performance Analysis: Zoe Vicic
Dietician: Jessica Spendlove
Team Doctor: Sophie Armstrong

2019 Awards Winners 

HCF Most Valuable Player: Jo Harten
Players’ Player of the Year: Sam Poolman
Members’ Player of the Year: Amy Parmenter
Club Person of the Year: Denny Peacock

2019 Results

Round Date Match W-L-D
Round 1 Sunday 28 April GIANTS (56) v Swifts (63) 0-1-0
Round 2 Sunday 5 May Vixens (61) v GIANTS (45) 0-2-0
Round 3 Sunday 12 May GIANTS (58) v Magpies (50) 1-2-0
Round 4 Sunday 19 May Firebirds (61) v GIANTS (69) 2-2-0
Round 5 Saturday 25 May Lightning (72) v GIANTS (61) 2-3-0
Round 6 Sunday 2 June GIANTS (65) v Thunderbirds (54) 3-3-0
Round 7 Saturday 8 June Fever (62) v GIANTS (62) 3-3-1
Round 8 Sunday 16 June Swifts (59) v GIANTS (55) 3-4-1
Round 9 Saturday 22 June GIANTS (57) v Vixens (66) 3-5-1
Round 10 Sunday 28 July Magpies (56) v GIANTS (63) 4-5-1
Round 11 Sunday 4 August GIANTS (63) v Firebirds (57) 5-5-1
Round 12 Saturday 10 August GIANTS (56) v Lightning (60) 5-6-1
Round 13 Sunday 18 August Thunderbirds (40) v GIANTS (54) 6-6-1
Round 14 Saturday 24 August GIANTS (70) v Fever (60) 7-6-1

2019 Suncorp Super Netball Placings

  Team Name P W D L GF GA % PTS Bonus Total
1 Sunshine Coast Lightning 14 12 0 2 855 759 1112.65 48 33 81
2 NSW Swifts 14 10 1 3 845 755 111.92 42 36 78
3 Melbourne Vixens 14 8 1 5 836 775 107.87 34 29 63
4 Collingwood Magpies 14 7 2 5 788 771 102.2 32 27 59
5 GIANTS Netball 14 7 1 6 834 821 101.58 30 29 59
6 West Coast Fever 14 14 2 3 821 904 90.82 14 18 32
7 Adelaide Thunderbirds 14 3 2 9 708 803 88.17 16 14 30
8 Queensland Firebirds 14 1 2 11 815 914 89.17 8 18 26