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 […]
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 […]
Does the postponement of the 2020 Constellation Cup benefit the Diamonds?
THE 2020 Constellation Cup between Australia and New Zealand has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing restrictions surrounding travel. It will be the first time in 32 years that the Diamonds and Silver Ferns have not played each other and the first time since 1984 that Australia has not played an international […]
Queensland hubs – could we see midweek practice matches?
WITH the announcement of a Queensland hub for the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season, the question must be asked about how teams will work up matchplay experience for regularly benched players without the Australian Netball League (ANL) feeder going ahead as per usual. With all eight teams expected to share training facilities in Queensland for […]
Is umpire inconsistency causing headaches at international level?
UMPIRING standards in netball have been brought to the forefront of media contention over the last few weeks, not for the first time in 2019 – and with the standard of the sport itself growing every year, it is clear why. With so much questioned regarding fairness in sports these days, whether it be from […]
Constellation Cup: Game 2 – Diamonds get one back in milestone 150th test match
IN their 150th encounter it was the Diamonds that reigned supreme over the Silver Ferns with a well-earned six-goal victory (48-42). Australia came out with a point to prove after a disappointing game one of the Constellation Cup, upping the intensity in defence and shutting down the New Zealand attack end. It was a relatively […]
Constellation Cup wrap: Match 1 – Silver Ferns go back-to-back
A MASSIVE start to the 2019 Constellation Cup saw plenty of action and feisty gameplay from the start, with the Australian Diamonds travelling to Christchurch for the first of four test matches against the New Zealand Silver Ferns. Both came into this match with plenty to prove, given the Aussies were still hurting following their […]