Suns and Riders prepared for ‘fantastic’ end of season finale

The top two teams in the WBBL Championship will battle it out at The O2 this weekend in the 2018 WBBL Play-Off Final.

Sevenoaks Suns will be out to retain their Play-Off crown – having picked up the honour for the first time last year – to add to the Championship title the side from the South East secured in the final round of the regular-season.

“As a player, you prepare your whole life for games like this,” began Sevenoaks guard Judit Fritz.

“We have made great strides this season and we know how important it is to be back at The O2.

“But it’s even more important to show up on the day with the quality and confidence that we usually play with.

“People only remember the team that wins the game.

“I’m confident in the work my team has done throughout the year and that we have got what it takes to go all the way.

“As long as we give it our best shot, good things will come.”

For the Riders too, victory at The O2 will see the franchise complete its first ever double. Leicester will be hoping for a repeat of the Betty Codona WBBL Trophy Final which they won, edging out the Suns to lift the club’s maiden piece of silverware.

“The mood of the squad is good – we’re all very excited to go to The O2 and play,” declared Leicester forward Mollie Campbell.

“Our preparation has stayed very similar to that of previous weeks. Consistency is key for us and the preparation we have undertaken throughout the season is what has taken us to the Final.

“I’m glad we have an opportunity to take on Sevenoaks. They hold the Championship and we won the Trophy, so it should make for a fantastic game.

“Winning would be the cherry on top of a fantastic season.

“Having had 3 years together, many of the squad are moving on next season. It would mean the world to end on a high and win the title with this group of girls.”

WBBL Fixtures Sunday

Suns v Riders – 1:00PM