January plans set in stone for Diamonds
THE next few months in terms of the fixture is now looking a bit clearer for the Australian Diamonds, after it was revealed what they will be up to in January.
The Diamonds will be heading to England at the end of January, to compete in a new look Netball Nations Cup.
With no confirmation of whether is a permanent replacement for the Quad Series that usually happens that time of year, this Nations Cup will consist of Australia, England, New Zealand and Uganda.
With South Africa seemingly no longer at the party, Uganda has replaced their African neighbours in the four way series. The series this coming January will see the Diamonds play Uganda for the first ever time.
Speaking about the announcement of the series, Australian Diamonds head coach Stacey Marinkovich was excited about what the series may provide for her team.
“The Netball Nations Cup is a great opportunity for us to come against three varying styles of play,” Marinkovich said.
“We are excited to play Uganda for the first time, and to come up against our traditional rivals in England and New Zealand.
“We will continue to work on our combinations and depth against three of the world’s top netball nations in London and Leeds.”
The 2024 edition of the series will start in London on January 20, before moving to Leeds for the second half of the series.
Australians can catch the entire series on Fox Sports and Kayo, and in a win for many fans will be available on Kayo Freebies.
2024 Netball Nations Cup fixture (All dates and times in AEDT)
Sunday 21 January – OVO Arena, Wembley
Australia v New Zealand 2:00am
England v Uganda 4:00am
Monday 22 January – OVO Arena, Wembley
New Zealand v Uganda 1:00am
England v Australia 3:00am
Sunday 28 January – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Australia v Uganda 2:00am
England v New Zealand 4:00am
Monday 29 January – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Third place play-off, 1:00am