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dc.contributor.authorBoothby, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorDawson, Brian
dc.contributor.authorPeeling, Peter
dc.contributor.authorWallman, Karen
dc.contributor.authorO'Donoghue, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-12T07:54:00Z
dc.date.available2019-06-12T07:54:00Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-01
dc.identifier.citationBoothby, L., Dawson, B., Peeling, P., Wallmann, K.E. and O'Donoghue, P.G. (2019) 'Effect of travel and fixture scheduling in the Trans-Tasman Netball League', New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(2), 34-63.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0110-6384
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10548
dc.descriptionArticle published in New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine on 1 April 2019.en_US
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Home advantage, defined as the tendency of sporting-teams to have more success at their home ground, has been well documented. Notably, air travel, which can result in travel fatigue and jet lag (particularly when flying across multiple time zones) in the away team can further augment home advantage. Further, fixture scheduling factors can also affect match outcomes. The effect of air travel and fixture scheduling on team performance requires further investigation in order to assist coaches and players in responding strategically to the impact of these factors. Aim: To assess the impact of travel, team ability and fixture scheduling characteristics on game outcomes (n=584) in the Trans-Tasman Netball League across nine seasons (2008-2016). Study design: Analytical study that examined differences in goal margin between home versus away games, distance and direction of travel when playing away, number of days break between games, previous game location and playing consecutive away games, while also accounting for team ability. Setting: Trans-Tasman (ANZ Championship) Netball League. Participants: Elite netballers from five Australian and five New Zealand teams competing in the Trans-Tasman Netball League. Results: Overall, teams won 59% of games at home and had a theoretical +2 goal advantage. Team ability was the strongest predictor of match goal margin, suggesting better teams will more likely win, regardless of where they play. Distance travelled was also a significant negative predictor of match goal margin; the greater distance travelled resulted in a greater disadvantage to the travelling team. Conclusions: ‘Home advantage’ does exist in the Trans-Tasman Netball League. Travel direction, days break between games, previous game location and playing consecutive away games did not change the theoretical advantage of playing at homeen_US
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dc.publisherNew Zealand Federation of Sports Medicineen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNew Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine;
dc.subjecthome advantage, distance, team sport, match outcomesen_US
dc.titleEffect of travel and fixture scheduling in the Trans-Tasman Netball Leagueen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-12-01
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-04-01
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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