Roses travel to Aus in October
The Origin Australian Diamonds will host rivals New Zealand and England this October.
The Constellation Cup and England Series will mark 1088 days since the Diamonds last played on home soil – before Stacey Marinkovich was appointed head coach – with the last international fixture the 2019 Constellation Cup.
One of netball’s greatest rivalries, Australia and New Zealand will compete for the 12th Constellation Cup.
The Diamonds will travel to New Zealand for the opening two matches of the Constellation Cup, before hosting the Silver Ferns in Australia on Wednesday 19 October and Sunday 23 October.
The Diamonds will then take on England Netball’s Vitality Roses in a three-match series on Wednesday 26 October, Sunday 30 October and Thursday 3 November.
Netball Australia will confirm the venues as soon as possible, with a commitment to staging matches across different states and cities.
“After almost three years, we are incredibly excited to play in front of a home crowd when we host two of our biggest rivals in New Zealand and England this October,” said Origin Australian Diamonds head coach Stacey Marinkovich.
“There is nothing more special for our playing group than playing in front of our Diamonds fans and having a home crowd advantage.”
Executive General Manager of Origin Retail, Jon Briskin, welcomed the announcement.
“After a challenging couple of years, we’re excited that the Origin Diamonds will get to play in front of their local fans later this year as part of the Constellation Cup and England Roses series,” Briskin said.
“We look forward to the thrill of watching netball at the highest level and joining netball supporters across the country in showing our support for our national team and the sport.”
Tickets to the Constellation Cup and Australia v England Series will go on sale in mid-August.
Wednesday 12 October – New Zealand
Sunday 16 October – New Zealand
Wednesday 19 October – Australia
Sunday 23 October – Australia
Wednesday 26 October – Australia
Sunday 30 October – Australia
Thursday 3 November – Australia