The Melbourne Vixens will play host on February 23 and 24 in a series of preseason matches at the State Netball Hockey Centre. The Adelaide Thunderbirds, Queensland Firebirds, Southern Steel, Canterbury Tactix, West Coast Fever and NSW Swifts will make the trip to Melbourne after an official ANZ Championship Preseason Tournament was not organised for 2013.

“It is a great opportunity for the Vixens to build on a strong preseason and for some of the younger players to get a taste of the competition. We’re looking forward to having the support of a Melbourne crowd,” said Vixens captain Bianca Chatfield.