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Anger as AFL schedule Giants-Swans clash at same time as Giants-Swifts grand final

Netball Australia has expressed its disappointment at the AFL for scheduling the Swans-Giants final at the same time as the Super Netball grand final.

The Giants take on NSW rivals the Swifts in Saturday’s netball decider, with the scheduling clash causing particular consternation given the close affiliations of the clubs involved.

Frustration: Netball Australia fears the Swans Giants AFL final will lure eyeballs away from the Swifts-Giants netball decider.Credit:Getty

As well as the link between the Giants’ netball and AFL teams, the Swans also have a close relationship with the Swifts, and there are fears eyeballs could be lured away from the Super Netball decider.

Netball Australia chief executive Kelly Ryan said the AFL’s decision to put the Sydney derby on at the same time as the netball showpiece was “disappointing”.

“I would love to have them aligned, so there was no…

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