Testing times for Diamonds
LOCAL netball fans will be able to enjoy the game at a world-class level when the Australian Diamonds take on New Zealand at Perth Arena on October 30.
It will be the first international netball Test held at Perth Arena and the fourth, and possibly deciding, Constellation Cup match against the Silver Ferns, following two games in New Zealand and a third interstate.
It will be the first time WA has hosted an international Test match since 2011 and will be the culmination of the biggest year of netball in Australia following the Netball World Cup Sydney 2015 in August.
Tourism Minister Kim Hames said Australia had bragging rights after defeating New Zealand 4-0 last year.
“Netball matches between the Diamonds and Silver Ferns have become one of Australia’s great sporting rivalries and I expect that competitive streak to be at its height in the deciding Test of the Constellation Cup,” he said.