Queensland Firebirds, the real deal in 2006
The Queensland Firebirds have long been a struggling team and have not played Commonwealth Bank Trophy finals in the history of Australia's highest netball competition since it began back in 1997.
Under new coach and Australian netball legend, Vicki Wilson the Firebirds are now ranked as one of the top four teams in the competition and look like they will stay there if they can overcome a determined Perth Orioles outfit.
With the addition of New South Wales based veteran, Jo Morgan the Queensland team are now playing a much more determined brand of netball and not just going through the motions like they did many times last season.
With a new coach and a much more determined group of players, the Queensland Firebirds are one of the teams to keep an eye out for during the second half of season 2006.