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Excitement building as Quad series draws near

EXCITEMENT is building in the Australian Diamonds camp as the preparations for the upcoming Quad Series in England come to a head. Speaking to the media yesterday from their pre series camp, captain Liz Watson and coach Stacey Marinkovich spoke of the readiness of the team, as well as some of the protocols the team […]

Diamonds announce Quad Series squad

WITH the announcement of a mid-January international Quad Series between Australia, New Zealand, England and South Africa, the Australian Diamonds have this week released the extended 15-player squad set to don the green and gold. A couple of Diamonds returnees grace the group as well as some surprise squad debutants. GOALERS Gretel BuetaSophie DwyerSophie GarbinCara […]

Netball Quad Series set for January 2022

THE wait for more international netball is almost over, with the 2022 Quad Series announced as nations ramp up preparation for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Expect plenty of fanfare as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa head to England to participate in the Quad Series, with the four rivals set to go head-to-head-to-head subject […]

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games netball schedule confirmed

THE Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games match schedule has been announced, with the six automatic qualifying nations sorted into their groups. Top ranked Australia will face fourth and fifth ranked Jamaica and South Africa in Group A, whilst arguably tournament favourites New Zealand take on third ranked England and sixth seed Malawi in Group B. The […]

Australian Diamonds: Player analysis – Amy Parmenter

A NEWCOMER to the Australian Diamonds program in 2021/22, Amy Parmenter is one of the players to watch come international tests with her ability to impact, and impact heavily. A talented NSW junior and starting wing defence for GIANTS Netball, Parmenter has continually upped her game throughout the pathways and into the Suncorp Super Netball. […]

What if: The Constellation Cup cannot go ahead in 2021

THE second edition of the 2021 Constellation Cup was almost a go before COVID-19 got in the way once more, plunging both Australia and New Zealand into lockdowns with both nations still in various stages of restrictions. While the Constellation Cup has since been postponed indefinitely, it seems to be less and less likely that […]

This week in netball – SSN re-signings kick off with a bang

IT has been another huge week in netball, with Suncorp Super Netball re-signings getting underway and plenty of intrigue surrounding who will be the first official trade announced. Elsewhere, England and New Zealand are  gearing up for a test series with another Cadbury Series in the works for the Silver Ferns and men’s squad while […]

Top of the tables: Who are the top international defensive prospects?

WITH the three major netball competitions – Suncorp Super Netball (SSN), ANZ Premiership and Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) – done and dusted for the year, it is time to delve into the top prospects from around the grounds. In our next edition, Draft Central will look into the most threatening defenders from the three major competitions […]

The new centurions: Former Fern and Diamond make fresh history at age 100

IN a relatively quiet netball week on the court, off the court a couple of former international talents hit an unsuspecting milestone – the big 100 – but in a very different way to how international talent usually become a centurion. No, for former New Zealand Silver Ferns captain Oonah Shannahan (nee Murray) and former Australian […]

2021/2022 Diamonds and Ferns: Ins and Outs

BOTH the Australian Diamonds and New Zealand Silver Ferns squads have been announced with a couple of notable outs and surprise inclusions. We delve into both nations’ rosters and discuss the choices. Australia: Ins: There are two new faces set to join the green and gold with Sunday Aryang and Amy Parmenter getting the call-up […]

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