Netball Quad Series 2019: Diamonds’ squad, fixture and how to watch in Australia
The Australian Diamonds is once again up to win the 2019 Quad Series kicks off in England. Currently, the Australian Diamonds is the world’s best netball country. The 2019 Quad Series will be a bi-annual between the Australian Diamonds, England Roses, New Zealand Silver Ferns, and South Africa Proteas.
The first and initial Quad Series were played in 2016. Since then, the Diamonds have been crowned winners for four times. After defeating the Silver Ferns (60-55) on September 2018, the Australian Diamonds headed to England as reigning winners.
This year’s edition will be the last international tournament before the world cup that is in July 2019. England is hosting the 2019 Quad series. Test matches will be played in London and Liverpool.
The Quad Series since 2017 is played twice every year. The first tournament is played in January and the second tournament is played in September.
Watch the Quad Series in Australia
As always, the Quad Series will be broadcast live. The broadcast will be free from England. You can watch the live telecast on Channel Nine and NineGem in the early hours of the morning.
2019 Netball Quad Series Fixtures
|13.01.2019||3.30 PM||South Africa||Australia||Echo Arena, Liverpool|
|13.01.2019||6:00 PM||England||New Zealand||Echo Arena, Liverpool|
|19.01.2019||4:30 PM||Australia||New Zealand||Copper Box Arena, London|
|19.01.2019||7:00 PM||England||South Africa||Copper Box Arena, London|
|20.01.2019||2:30 PM||New Zealand||South Africa||Copper Box Arena, London|
|20.01.2019||6:00 PM||England||Australia||Copper Box Arena, London|
“The series is critically important for our planning and gives us the chance to simulate conditions for the World Cup which will be played in Liverpool. Everyone in the Australian Diamonds is accountable for their positions, no matter who they are, including the captain and vice captain and probably the coach actually. Overall, everyone knows that the pressure on them to perform is massive and we know we have depth and we have some great young players coming through. You have to earn the right to wear the gold dress. You don’t get a Test cap just through the rotation and I make that really clear,” said Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander told RSN927 in January.
“We’re taking five mid-court athletes to England in January so we can continue to explore and evolve our playing combinations and game plan as we head towards the World Cup,” Alexander told Netball Australia.
She added, “I was very impressed with how we performed in both the recent Quad Series and Constellation Cup so I’m looking forward to January where we’ll again be competing on the world stage, further developing our game plans and starting to really build towards our 2019 World Cup campaign.”
Caitlin Bassett (C)
Jade Clarke (VC)
Serena Guthrie (C)
Silver Ferns Squad
Laura Langman (C)
Bongiwe Msomi (C)
Karla Pretorius (VC)
Shadine van der Merwe