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2021 Constellation Cup: Game 1 – Ferns kick series off with a win

THE Silver Ferns got their Constellation Cup campaign off to a strong start clinching a four-goal victory against the Diamonds in Game 1 of the series (49-44). It was the first time Australia had played an international game since October 2019, with the signs somewhat obvious as the connections struggled to fire, while three debutants […]

2021 Constellation Cup preview: Ferns and Diamonds suit up for first time since 2019

INTERNATIONAL netball finally returns for the trans-Tasman nations this afternoon, as the Australian Diamonds and New Zealand Silver Ferns hit the court for the first time in well over a year, and gear up for a huge four-match Constellation Cup series. Whilst the series is usually hosted evenly between the two nations, due to ongoing […]

Who will get the starting goal attack position for the Diamonds?

THE 2021 Constellation Cup is only days away and boasting a new and inexperienced shooting line the Diamonds have a number of options to keep the Silver Ferns on their toes. With three debutants named in the side there are plenty of moving parts when looking at the Diamonds shooting circle but one thing that […]

Koenen has her eye on the prize in debut Diamonds tour

A NEW ERA of Diamonds is set to be unleashed when Australia takes on New Zealand in the Constellation Cup in March. Littered with fresh faces across the court, newcomer Cara Koenen sees this as an opportunity to “create something a little bit different” for the Diamonds given the youth across the squad. Having developed […]

2021 Constellation Cup: Hypothetical starting 7

THE Constellation Cup is only days away and with that comes speculation on what both New Zealand and Australia’s potential starting sevens could look like. With a couple of key figures missing for both sides with Gretel Bueta, Steph Wood and Emily Mannix out for Australia and Katrina Rore unavailable for New Zealand, it provides […]

Dwan excited about Diamonds opportunity

AFTER taking the Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) competition by storm with the Queensland Firebirds in 2020, youngster Tippah Dwan earned herself a call-up to the Australian Diamonds as a training partner. Still relatively new to the elite system, Dwan is still coming to terms with her rapid rise into Diamonds contention, which involved selection to […]

Fantasy Team: Diamonds All-Stars v. Ferns All-Stars

WITH the Constellation Cup around the corner Draft Central has comprised a Fantasy Team consisting of players from all eras of Australian and New Zealand netball. There is no shortage of star players that have pulled on the green and gold or black dresses respectively, making the decision to dwindle down the 10-player squad incredibly […]

Diamonds announce squad for 2021 Constellation Cup

IN a look to the future the Australian Diamonds have announced their squad for the upcoming Constellation Cup series with a number of new faces joining the fray. Boasting a mix of seasoned campaigners, returnees and youngsters the Diamonds will be hoping to keep their winning record intact against New Zealand as they partake in […]

2020/21 Australian Development Squad

DESPITE there being no international series in 2020 the Australian Diamonds have released the Development Squad consisting of 14 up-and-coming prospects. The squad welcomes seven fresh faces credit to the number of young guns stepping up to the plate in the Super Netball season, while five of the 14 players listed in the Squad hail […]

2020/21 Diamonds: Young gun focus

THE 2020/21 Diamonds squad has been announced with a couple of young up and coming players making the cut. Although there will be no international tests for the Diamonds this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions there is talk of a training camp. Draft Central takes a look at the […]

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