Quad Series Australia Vs England: Newcastle
Brown Road, Broadmeadow, NSW, 2292, Australia
19th September 2018
The Samsung Diamonds will bring international netball to regional cities this year, playing a test match in Townsville for the first time, as well as Newcastle as part of the 2018 Quad Series and Constellation Cup. The Diamonds are set to take on England at Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 19 September. The last time they played in Newcastle was in October 2012 against South Africa. The series will move to Hisense Arena in Melbourne as part of a Quad Series double-header with Australia versus New Zealand and South Africa versus England on Sunday 23 September. The team will then shift its focus to the Constellation Cup, in which it will first face New Zealand at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday 7 October, and again at the Townsville Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 10 October. The regional test matches will give thousands of netball fans the opportunity to witness international netball in their home city, many for the first time. Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander said the team couldn’t wait to hit the court at the end of the Suncorp Super Netball season, and five months after Commonwealth Games.