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Contents 1 Welcome 3 International Test Series Fixture 4 Head to Head Records 5 About the Constellation Cup 6 Diamonds Constellation Cup Team Facts 8 Getting to know Emily Mannix 9 No-Frills Francois 10 SSN 2018 Fixture 12 Australia vs New Zealand

14 Samsung Diamonds Profile 21 Silver Ferns Profiles 24 Trivia 26 Fast5 World Series Schedule 28 Small Heroes Big Dreams 30 Confident Girls Foundation 32 Font and Swatch 34 Kerry’s Kitchen 34 From the Doctor 35 Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is coming

Welcome From netball Australia Hello and welcome to the 2017 Constellation Cup – showcasing great netballing rivalry between Australia and New Zealand. Australia’s Samsung Diamonds are current title holders and will put everything on the line over the next two tests as they defend their 2016 Constellation Cup victory. There is much more at stake in 2017 as both teams utilise this series to extend and fine-tune their preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. We saw how competitive international netball has become during the recent Netball Quad Series, and our Samsung Diamonds are ready for the next challenge. Following tests in Auckland and Invercargill last week, the winner of the

series will be determined across our Adelaide and Sydney test matches. Thank you to our broadcast partners, Nine and Telstra; and our commercial partners - including naming rights partner, Samsung, and major partners, Suncorp and Nissan; for their support of the 2017 Constellation Cup. There is no doubt the 2017 Constellation Cup will be a hotly contested, athletic spectacle. I look forward to seeing our passionate Samsung Diamonds fans, dressed proudly in green and gold, cheering their role models on. Go Samsung Diamonds!!

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Welcome From SOUTH AUSTRALIA It is with great pleasure the South Australian Government welcomes the 2017 Constellation Cup to Adelaide. We are honoured to host the first Australian fixture of the 2017 Constellation Cup. Netball is an exciting sport, and the opportunity to host this match further cements our status as Australia’s best events state. The State Government is putting in record amounts of money to ensure we have topclass facilities and encourage participation in sport across South Australia. In this year’s State Budget, our $7.7 million investment in netball supports upgrading the Priceline Netball Stadium at Mile End as well as the nearby Adelaide Parklands facilities. In addition, women’s participation in sport is being supported with a $24 million investment in female change room facilities, including $500,000 at the Titanium Security Arena.

investment in tourism to promote South Australia interstate and overseas. This investment has seen our visitor economy reach a record high $6.3 billion, with the international visitor economy exceeding $1 billion for the first time. South Australia was also recognised by Lonely Planet as a top five region to visit during 2017. Any match featuring the world’s two greatest teams is always guaranteed to keep us on the edge of our seats. I wish both teams all the best for the 2017 Constellation Cup tonight in Adelaide and for the final game of the series in Sydney.

Leon Bignell MP Minister for Tourism Minister for Recreation and Sport

The State Government’s additional $96 million investment into sport and recreation across South Australia during the past two years has also been matched by an additional $70 million

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International test series Fixture 2017 Constellation Cup DATE

TIME

AEDT TIME

Matches

VENUE

LOCATION

Thurs 5 Oct

7.45pm

5.45pm

New Zealand Silver Ferns v Samsung Diamonds

Spark Arena

Auckland, NZL

Sun 8 Oct

2.00pm

12.00pm

New Zealand Silver Ferns v Samsung Diamonds

Horncastle Arena

Christchurch, NZL

Wed 11 Oct

7.00pm

7.30pm

Samsung Diamonds v New Zealand Silver Ferns

Titanium Security Arena

Adelaide, AUS

Sat 14 Oct

3.00pm

3.00pm

Samsung Diamonds v New Zealand Silver Ferns

Qudos Bank Arena

Sydney, AUS

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HEAD TO HEAD RECORDS DIAMONDS V NEW ZEALAND

DIAMONDS VENUE RECORDS

Total played: 134 Won - Australia: 82 Won - New Zealand: 50 Drawn: 2

TITANIUM SECURITY ARENA, ADELAIDE

CONSECUTIVE WINS

HIGHEST SCORES

Australia: 10 wins (20/07/95 – 21/09/98)

Total played: 5 Won - Australia: 5 Won - Opponent: 0 Drawn: 0 AUS: 83 goals (v TTO, 13/07/94) OPP: 47 goals (NZL, 24/07/07)

New Zealand: 6 wins (20/05/86 – 27/07/89)

LOWEST SCORES

HIGHEST SCORE

BIGGEST WIN

Australia: 68 goals (21/10/12, 09/10/16) New Zealand: 67 goals (ET) (21/08/07)

LOWEST SCORE Australia: 27 goals (14/08/48; 01/02/85; 03/02/85) New Zealand: 11 goals (20/08/38)

BIGGEST WINNING MARGIN

AUS: 43 goals (v ENG, 08/10/08) OPP: 16 goals (TTO, 13/07/94) AUS: 67 goals v TTO (13/07/94) OPP: -

QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY Total played: 16 Australia: 13 Opponent: 3 Drawn: 0

HIGHEST SCORES

AUS: 89 goals (v WAL, 12/08/15) OPP: 56 goals (NZL, 15/08/16; 09/10/16)

LOWEST SCORES

31 goals (28/08/48)

AUS: 43 goals (v NZL, 29/06/05) OPP: 16 goals (Barbados, 08/08/15)

25 goals (29/10/05)

BIGGEST WIN

AUS: 67 goals (v Barbados, 08/08/15) OPP: 7 goals (NZL, 29/06/05) 4

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About the Constellation Cup The Diamonds and Silver Ferns will be competing for the Constellation Cup, a symbol of the great netballing rivalry between Australia and New Zealand. The Constellation Cup was first awarded in 2010 and will be presented to the winner of the four-test Constellation Cup series in 2017.

CONSTELLATION CUP RESULTS 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Australian Diamonds (Won Series 2-1) Australian Diamonds (Won Series 3-2) New Zealand Silver Ferns (Won Series 4-1) Australian Diamonds (Won Series 4-1) Australian Diamonds (Won Series 4-0) Australian Diamonds (Won Series 2-2, determined by goal difference) Australian Diamonds (Won Series 3-1)

TROPHY FACTS: • • • • • • •

First perpetual trophy on offer despite Australia and New Zealand contesting international netball since 1938. Trophy named after Crux or Southern Cross which adorns the national flags of Australia and New Zealand. The trophy was sponsored by Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Sir Anand Satyanand, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand. The trophy was made by Michael Wilson Jewellers and took 160 hours to make. The trophy is made from 3kg of solid Sterling Silver to represent the New Zealand Silver Ferns and is set with 101 diamonds – white, black and cognac to represent the Australian Diamonds. The cup stands at 50cm high. The base is made from ancient Murray River Red Gum.

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CONstellation CUP TEAM FACTS AGE

HEIGHT

Average Age - 26

Average Height 182cm

Youngest Player Emily Mannix - 23 Oldest Player Susan Pettitt - 33

WORLD CHAMPIONS Caitlin Bassett (2015, 2011) Susan Pettitt (2011) Kim Ravaillion (2015) Caitlin Thwaites (2015)

TEST CAPS Most Capped Player Caitlin Bassett

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Shortest Player Caitlyn Nevins - 170cm Tallest Player Caitlin Bassett - 193cm

COMMONWEALTH GAMES GOLD MEDALLISTS Caitlin Bassett (2014) Kim Ravaillion (2014) Caitlin Thwaites (2014)

DEBUTANT

Kate Moloney


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Five Minutes with Emily… 1. How did you feel when you stepped onto court for the first time in the gold dress during the Quad Series? “The first game where I got to stand out on the transverse line, arm in arm with all of the girls was pretty special. That for me is something I will remember for a very long time. To be able to get out there and get some court time was so surreal. The process from getting into the squad, to being elevated to the team to actually getting on court, happened so quickly. It’s only now that I have been able to reflect and take it all in.” 2. There’s quite a few familiar faces in the Diamonds team that you play with at the Vixens – has this helped you transition into the Diamonds? “It’s really exciting as a Vixens group that we are getting recognised for all of the hard work we did in Suncorp Super

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Netball. It’s a really nice reward for everyone and has helped me transition into that Diamonds environment. We can bounce off each other with bits of advice and look out for each other. It has something that has been beneficial to me.” 3. What’s your earliest memory of netball? “I started playing netball when I was six in Drysdale. I used to wear my trackies and jumper under my netball uniform, because it used to be freezing. When the ball was at the other end I would just sit down with my opponent and just talk to them.”

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Powerful midcourter Shannon Francois has left her mark on the centre bib for the New Zealand Silver Ferns. The 26-year-old made her debut in 2013 against the Australian Diamond in Adelaide, and has since made a name for herself as a no-frills player who goes about her business.

She formed a strong combination with fellow Silver Fern Gina Crampton at a domestic level, helping the Steel win the inaugural Grand Final. A valuable asset to the Silver Ferns during the Netball Quad Series, all eyes will be on Francois and how she will perform during the Constellation Cup.

A qualified pharmacist, it was her time at university that allowed her the opportunity to join the Southern Steel in 2012, kickstarting her professional netball career. Francois is a Commonwealth Games and Netball World Cup silver medallist, her speed and athleticism features of her game.

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2018 FIXTURE ROUND 1

ROUND 2

Sat 28 April 3:00pm

Sat 5 May

VIXENS V MAGPIES Melbourne, HA

THUNDERBIRDS V GIANTS Adelaide, HA

VIXEN V FIREBIRDS Melbourne, HA

Sun 29 April 12:30pm

Sat 5 May

Sat 12 May

THUNDERBIRDS V FEVER Adelaide, PS

FEVER V MAGPIES Perth, PS

MAGPIES V THUNDEBIRDS Melbourne, HA

Sun 29 April 1:00pm

Sun 6 May

Sun 13 May 1:00pm

GIANTS V LIGHTNING Sydney, QBA

FIREBIRDS V LIGHTNING Brisbane, BEC

SWIFTS V GIANTS Sydney, QBA

Sun 29 April 3:00pm

Sun 6 May

Sun 13 May 3:00pm

SWIFTS V FIREBIRDS Sydney, QBA

VIXENS V SWIFTS Melbourne, HA

LIGHTNING V FEVER Sunshine Coast, USC

ROUND 4

ROUND 5

ROUND 6

Sat 19 May 3:00pm

Sat 26 May 3:00pm

Sat 2 June

GIANTS V FIREBIRDS Sydney, QC

FIREBIRDS V FEVER Brisbane, BEC

MAGPIE V FIREBIRDS Melbourne, HA

Sun 20 May 12:30pm

Sun 27 May 1:00pm

Sat 2 June

THUNDERBIRDS V VIXENS Adelaide, PS

SWIFTS V MAGPIES Sydney, QC

LIGHTNING V VIXEN Adelaide, PS

Sun 20 May 1:00pm

Sun 27 May 3:00pm

Sat 2 June

FEVER V SWIFTS Perth, HBF

LIGHTNING V THUNDERBIRDS Sunshine Coast, USC

FEVER V GIANTS Sydney, QBA

Sun 20 May 1:00pm

Sun 27 May 5:00pm

Sun 3 June

MAGPIES V LIGHTNING Melbourne, MCA

GIANTS V VIXENS Sydney, QC

SWIFTS V THUNDERBIRDS Sydney, QC

ROUND 7

ROUND 8

ROUND 9

Sat 16 June 3:00pm

Sat 23 June 3:00pm

Sat 30 June 3:00pm

VIXENS V FEVER Melbourne, HA

LIGHTNING V GIANTS Sunshine Coast, USC

SWIFTS V VIXENS Sydney, QC

Sun 17 June 12:30pm

Sat 23 June 7:00pm

Sat 30 June 7:00pm

THUNDERBIRDS V FIREBIRDS Adelaide, PS

FEVER V THUNDEBIRDS Perth, PA

MAGPIES V FEVER Melbourne, MCA

Sun 17 June 1:00pm

Sun 24 June 1:00pm

Sun 1 July

GIANTS V MAGPIE Sydney, QBA

MAGPIES V VIXENS Melbourne, MCA

LIGHTNING V FIREBIRDS Sunshine Coast, USC

Sun 17 June 1:00pm

Sun 24 June 3:00pm

Sun 1 July

SWIFTS V LIGHTNING Sydney, QBA

FIREBIRDS V SWIFTS Brisbane, BEC

GIANTS V THUNDERBIRDS Canberra, AIS Arena

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ROUND 3 2:30pm 7:00pm 1:00pm 3:00pm

Sat 12 May

3:00pm 7:00pm

3:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 1:00pm

1:00pm 3:00pm


ROUND 10 Sat 7 July

ROUND 11 3:00pm

Sat 14 July

ROUND 12 3:00pm

Sat 21 July

3:00pm

FIREBIRDS V VIXENS Gold Coast, GCS&LC

LIGHTNING V MAGPIES Sunshine Coast, USC

MAGPIES V SWIFTS Melbourne, HA

Sat 7 July

Sat 14 July

Sat 21 July

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

FEVER V LIGHTNING Perth, HBF

SWIFTS V FEVER Sydney, QC

FEVER V FIREBIRDS Melbourne, HA

Sun 8 July

Sun 15 July 1:00pm

Sun 22 July 1:00pm

THUNDERBIRDS V MAGPIES Adelaide, PS

12:30pm

FIREBIRDS V GIANTS Brisbane, BEC

VIXENS V GIANTS Sydney, QBA

Sun 8 July

Sun 15 July 3:00pm

Sun 22 July 12:30pm

GIANTS V SWIFTS Sydney, ICC

5:00pm

VIXENS V THUNDERBIRDS Melbourne, HA

THUNDERBIRDS V LIGHTNING Adelaide, PS

ROUND 13

ROUND 14

FINALS

Sat 28 July 3:00pm

Fri 3 AUGUST 7:00pm

LIGHTNING V SWIFTS Sunshine Coast, USC

THUNDERBIRDS V SWIFTS Adelaide, PS

11/12 AUGUST

Sun 29 July 1:00pm

Sat 4 AUGUST 7:00pm

FIREBIRDS V THUNDERBIRDS Brisbane, BEC

GIANTS V FEVER Sydney, ICC

Sun 29 July 3:00pm

Sat 4 AUGUST 3:00pm

MAGPIES V GIANTS Melbourne, HA

FIREBIRDS V MAGPIES Brisbane, TBC

Sun 29 July 3:00pm

Sun 5 AUGUST 5:00pm

FEVER V VIXENS Perth, PA

VIXENS V LIGHTNING Melbourne, HA

TBC

1ST V 2ND Major Semi Final

11/12 AUGUST

TBC

3RD V 4TH Minor Semi Final

18/19 AUGUST TBC LOSER MAJOR SF V WINNER MINOR SF Preliminary Final

25/26 AUGUST TBC WINNER MAJOR SF V WINNER PRELIM FINAL Grand Final

VENUES BEC GCS&LC HBF HA ICC MCA AIS

Brisbane Entertainment Centre Gold Coast Sport and Leisure Centre HBF Stadium Hisense Arena International Convention Centre Margaret Court Arena Australian Institute of Sport Arena

PA Perth Arena PS Priceline Stadium QBA Qudos Bank Arena QC Quay Centre USC University of Sunshine Coast Stadium

PLEASE NOTE All times are shown in local times. Daylight savings ends on 2 April. Weekend (Sat 9 June - Sun 10) is a BYE for all clubs Suncorp Super Netball fixture current as at 12 October

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These two rival countries first met on a netball court on August 20, 1938 in Melbourne, and ever since have held a strong and fierce rivalry which has only strengthened in current years. With games often being won by the smallest of margins, when the International Netball Federation ranked top two netball teams face off, combined with the natural Trans-Tasman rivalry that exists – the contest is guaranteed to be electric. With a current 62% winning percentage over New Zealand, the Australian team dominated early on from 1938 until the early 60s and 70s, when the New Zealand team’s abilities began to strengthen. Fast forward to the early 2000’s, the kiwis began to consecutively beat the Aussies and then since 2010 Australia has had the momentum. The two teams regularly finish with close scores, with the majority of games being won by a winning margin of between 1 and 5 goals. A few games in more recent years have gone into extra time, including the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010, which went into double extra time – the first and only instance of this occurring and breaking the record for longest netball game ever. There are numerous arguments around where this intense rivalry came from, not just within netball but various sporting codes. With similar competitive natures, being close neighbours and excelling in similar sports, a rivalry such as this was inevitable, and has certainly lifted the profile of the game. The quality of performance and athleticism on show is also arguably unrivalled by any other country in the world, which is what makes watching these two teams taking to court so entertaining.

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SAMSUNG DIAMONDS PROFILES

CAPTAIN

VICE CAPTAIN

Caitlin Bassett

Gabi Simpson

April Brandley

Courtney Bruce

DOB: 23/05/1988

DOB: 17/10/1992

DOB: 19/04/1990

DOB: 08/12/1993

Height: 193cm

Height: 176cm

Height: 185cm

Height: 189cm

State of Origin: Western Australia

State of Origin: New South Wales

State of Origin: New South Wales

State of Origin: Western Australia

Positions: GS

Positions: WD, C

Positions: GD, GK

Positions: GD, GK

Tests Caps: 69

Test Caps: 18

Test Caps: 14

Test Caps: 3

Australian Team: 2008, 2010-17

Australian Team: 2015-17

Australian Team: 2013, 2015-17

Australian Team: 2017

Suncorp Super Netball Team: Sunshine Coast Lightning

Suncorp Super Netball Team: Queensland Firebirds

Suncorp Super Netball Team: Magpies Netball

Suncorp Super Netball Team: West Coast Fever

Bassett capped off the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball season with her first national league premiership, a win with Sunshine Coast Lightning. She broke her personal best international record in the third test of the Constellation Cup, with 55 goals from 64 attempts at 86% accuracy in 2016. Bassett is the most experienced member of the 2017/18 Samsung Diamonds squad.

A strong force in the Diamonds midcourt, Simpson has the ability to shut a player completely out of the game. Her drive for the ball is unrivalled, and her dogged defence caused numerous game-changing turnovers across the 2016 international season. Simpson was named Liz Ellis Diamond winner at the 2017 Australian Netball Awards, netball’s highest accolade.

After debuting in England in 2013, Brandley made her return to the international stage in January 2016. She made the move from Perth to Melbourne in 2017 to join Magpies Netball, combining with fellow Diamonds defender Sharni Layton. Brandley and Layton’s connection has never been stronger. The reliable defender is an exciting workhorse with an impressive leap.

Young gun Courtney Bruce made her Australian Netball debut in the 2017 Netball Quad Series, playing the whole game in an impressive MVP performance. The defender has stamped her authority in Fever’s defensive end, her determination to get to every ball a feature of her game. No stranger to the international stage, Bruce was named the 2016 Fast5 Player of the Year.

Follow CBass Instagram: @c_bass_netball Twitter: @CBassNetball

Follow Gabs Instagram: @gabsimpson Twitter: @gabs_simo

Follow Apes Instagram: @aprilbrandley Twitter: @aprilletton

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Emily Mannix

Kate Moloney

Caitlyn Nevins

Susan Pettitt

Kimberley Ravaillion

DOB: 16/04/1994

DOB: 08/01/1993

D.O.B: 01/06/1987

D.O.B: 23/03/1984

DOB: 26/07/1993

Height: 188cm

Height: 177cm

Height: 173cm

Height: 180cm

Height: 176cm

State of Origin: Victoria

State of Origin: Victoria

State of Origin: Victoria

Positions: GD, GK

Positions: WD, C

Positions: WA, C

State of Origin: New South Wales

State of Origin: New South Wales

Test Caps: 1

Test Caps: Yet to debut

Test Caps: 3

Positions: GA, GS, WA

Positions: C, WD, WA

Test Caps: 57

Test Caps: 43

Australian Team: 2006-2013; 2017

Australian Team: 2013-17

Australian Team: 2017 Suncorp Super Netball Team: Melbourne Vixens The young defender from Geelong had a breakout season with the Vixens, after just six appearances in her previous two seasons. She made her Australian Netball debut in the Netball Quad Series against New Zealand. Follow Em Instagram: @emily_mannix Twitter: @emily_mannix

Australian Team: 2017 Suncorp Super Netball Team: Melbourne Vixens The midcourter lead her Melbourne Vixens to the minor premiership. Moloney had a taste of international netball in the 2016 Fast5 Netball World Series, although earned her first Diamonds squad inclusion in 2017. Follow Kate Instagram: @katemoloney_ Twitter: @katemoloney_

Australian Team: 2017 Suncorp Super Netball Team: Queensland Firebirds Nevins made her Diamonds debut in the January 2017 Netball Quad Series. Her speed and accuracy through the midcourt is a strong feature of her game. Nevins will be hoping to notch up her first Test cap on Australian soil. Follow Caity Instagram: @caitlyn_nevins Twitter: @caitlyn_nevins

Suncorp Super Netball Team: GIANTS Netball The most senior member of the 2017/18 Australian Diamonds squad, Pettitt re-emerged in the green and gold earlier this year. The sharp-shooter experienced many positions in the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball season. Follow Prats Instagram: @susanpettitt Twitter: @SusanPettitt

Suncorp Super Netball Team: Magpies Netball 24-year-old Ravaillion became the first player to make her international debut before playing a national league game. Since then, Ravaillion has developed her game as a tenacious midcourter. Follow Rav Instagram: @kimmyrav Twitter: @kimberley138

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Caitlin Thwaites

Liz Watson

Jo Weston

Stephanie Wood

D.O.B: 29/12/1986

DOB: 30/03/1994

DOB: 14/02/1994

D.O.B: 28/11/1991

Height: 188cm

Height: 178cm

Height: 187cm

Height: 175cm

State of Origin: Victoria

State of Origin: Victoria

State of Origin: Victoria

State of Origin: Queensland

Positions: GS

Positions: C, WA, WD

Positions: GD, GK, WD

Positions: GA GS, WA

Test Caps: 8

Test Caps: 6

Test Caps: 2

Australian Team: 2016-17

Australian Team: 2015-17

Australian Team: 2016-17

Suncorp Super Netball Team: Melbourne Vixens

Suncorp Super Netball Team: Melbourne Vixens

Liz Watson has had the season of her career. The wing attack was a formidable force in the Melbourne Vixens’ attacking line, notching up a career and league high 51 feeds in Round 11 and was named Suncorp Super Netball rebel Young Star. Her accuracy on the circle’s edge is a skill to be marvelled.

With an ability to read the play from defence and create intercepts, Weston is an emerging force. In 2017 she took leadership in the Melbourne Vixens’ defensive end, challenging the world’s best shooters on a weekly basis.

Suncorp Super Netball: Sunshine Coast Lightning

Test Caps: 29 Australian Team: 2008, 2012-17 Suncorp Super Netball Team: Collingwood Magpies A dual netball gold medallist, Thwaites also represented Australia in volleyball before deciding to pursue a netball career. She recorded her personal best national league shooting performance with the Magpies in 2017, also finishing as the league’s top goal scorer in the home and away season with 594 goals from 92%. Follow Caity: Instagram: @caitlinthwaites Twitter: @CaitlinThwaites

Follow Lizzy Instagram: @lizwatto Twitter: @watson_lizzy

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Wood won her first premiership in 2017, after playing in her third consecutive Grand Final. She and Bassett formed a strong partnership over the Suncorp Super Netball season, being cool, calm and collected. She is a force in any part of the circle, no distance too far or close to the post phases this youngster. Follow Steph Instagram: @sjwood91 Twitter: @woodsj91

State of Origin: Victoria International Coaching Debut: 9 October 2011 v England

Follow Lisa Instagram: @coachlisaalexander Twitter: @CoachLisaA


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SILVER FERNS PROFILES

CAPTAIN

VICE CAPTAIN

Katrina Grant

Maria Tutaia

Gina Crampton

Kayla Cullen

Height: 186cm

DOB: 18/02/1987

DOB: 7/12/1991

DOB: 13/02/1992

Positions: GD, GK

Height: 188cm

Height: 174cm

Height: 183cm

DOB: 6/5/1987

Positions: GA, GS

Positions: WA, C

Positions: GD, WD

Test Caps: 100

Test Caps: 111

Test Caps: 12

Test Caps: 39

Katrina Grant has built an impressive record during her time in the Silver Ferns, progressing to the senior ranks from the 2005 World Youth Cup team. A smart reader of the game on defence, Grant is capable of making her presence felt in an aerial contest as well as the closemarking situation. She represented the Silver Ferns at two Netball World Cups and two Commonwealth Games.

Maria Tutaia has been a mainstay of the Silver Ferns for over a decade. Her ability to shoot accurately from long range sets her apart from other shooters, her allround development and maturity adding to her on-court leadership. She has represented New Zealand at three Netball World and three Commonwealth Games.

Gina Crampton is a gritty wing attack, who also plays centre, showing speed and drive off the line but also a maturity with her feeding ability into the shooting circle. She was a replacement player for the Southern Steel in 2012 but made her mark in 2015 when she earned a starting spot in all of her team’s Trans-Tasman league games.

Kayla Cullen was just 19 when she made her Silver Ferns debut in 2011. A major knee injury in 2013 ruled her out for 12 months and curtailed her progress. Speed off the mark, ability in the air and genuine athleticism have made Cullen a versatile player. Strong defensive qualities combined with an attacking flair make her equally comfortable at either wing or goal defence.

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Temalisi Fakahokotau

Shannon Francois Kelly Jury

Bailey Mes

DOB: 12/10/1990

DOB: 22/10/1996

DOB: 27/05/1989

DOB: 9/09/1994

Height: 178cm

Height: 192cm

Height: 186cm

Height: 182cm

Positions: C, WA

Positions: GK, GD

Positions: GS, GA

Positions: GK, GD

Test Caps: 41

Test Caps: 8

Test Caps: 46

Hard-working midcourter Shannon Francois got her break in 2013 when called into the Silver Ferns squad as cover. She quickly made her mark with her speed and fitness levels. A nofrills type of player, Francois is a wholehearted performer with her dogged determination, relentless commitment and ability to execute.

Kelly Jury’s 192cm frame puts her as one of the tallest defenders in New Zealand and she uses every centimetre with a long lean over the ball as well as her ability to pull in the rebounds. Jury was a member of the FAST5 Ferns team that won the 2016 Fast5 Netball World Series. She was selected for her first Silver Ferns squad in 2017.

A dynamic player, Bailey Mes has redefined her shooting game in recent times, her athletic ability and accuracy setting a solid platform. Fleet-footed and possessing an impressive standing jump, the 186cm Mes has all the necessary attributes, her quality growing on the back of Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015.

Test Caps: 5 Exciting young defender Temalisi Fakahokotau burst onto the scene in style and made her international debut for the Silver Ferns in 2014 against the Australian Diamonds. With an impressive standing jump, sure handling and timing, Fakahokotau is a naturally talented defender with the ability to cover all three defensive positions.

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Te Paea Selby-Rickit

Samantha Sinclair

Whitney Souness

Maia Wilson

DOB: 12/10/1995

DOB: 21/9/1997

DOB: 14/01/1992

DOB: 5/6/1995

Height: 174cm

Height: 187.5cm

Height: 188cm

Height: 171cm

Positions: WA, C

Positions: GS

Positions: GA, GS

Positions: C, WA, WD

Test Caps: 3

Test Caps: 6

Whitney Souness is one of two new faces in the Silver Ferns squad for 2017/2018. She had a standout year 2017 was one of the form wing attacks in the New Zealand domestic competition. Souness missed 2016 with a ruptured ACL but has returned fitter, faster and stronger. She made her debut in the 2017 Netball Quad Series.

In a year which was perhaps expected to be one of learning from her more experienced teammates, shooter Maia Wilson displayed the qualities which have taken her on a meteoric rise. Wilson has the ability to lose a defender on the baseline or with her strong hold in the shooting circle.

Test Caps: 16 The goal attack has taken her game to another level this season through consistent court time. Selby-Rickit combines her height and shooting accuracy to be a constant threat on court while showing her craft inside the circle with some clever offloads. She made her debut in 2016 and continues to get consistent international court time.

Test Caps: 8 Sam Sinclair took her game to a new level in 2016, with her tenacity and determination a feature of her play. She was selected in the FAST5 Ferns team that won the 2016 Fast5 Netball World Series, and was subsequently selected in the Silver Ferns squad for the first time in 2017.

Janine Southby

Region of Origin: Otago

21 Tests 67 per cent winning record

International Coaching Debut: 27-Aug-2016 v England

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TRIVIA 1. True or false – the Constellation Cup was first awarded in Brisbane, in 2008. 2. What country is the 2019 Netball World Cup being held? 3. Who is the Captain of the Silver Ferns 2017 Constellation Cup team? 4. Name one of the five sponsors that appear on the Diamonds’ playing dress. 5. How many players that currently play for the Queensland Firebirds, are members of the Diamonds Constellation Cup team? 6. What is the name of the New Zealand national anthem? 7. How many consecutive years has Australia won the Constellation Cup? 8. True or false – Australia and New Zealand have never drawn a game in the Constellation Cup competition. 9. How heavy approximately is the Constellation Cup trophy? A) 1.5kg, B) 3kg, C) 6kg 10. Which is bigger in terms of dimensions a netball ball or soccer ball? 11. True or false - at the conclusion of the 2017 Constellation Cup, the next appearance of the Diamonds on Australian soil will be in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. 12. What year was netball officially added as a sport in the Commonwealth Games? 13. How many years has Lisa Alexander been the Australian Diamonds coach for?

1. 2. 3. 4.

False – it was first awarded in Auckland in 2010 England Katrina Grant Samsung, Suncorp, Nissan, Coast2Coast, Font&Swatch 1: Gabi Simpson God Defend New Zealand

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

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4: 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 True B – 3kg approximately A netball True 1998 6 (since 2011 Constellation Cup 2017

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WHO AM I? I made my Diamonds debut in 2012 I scored at 100% accuracy in my debut I play for Magpies Netball in Suncorp Super Netball I was born in Victoria I am 30 years old I am a shooter

TRUE OF FALSE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The Diamonds have won the most Netball World Cups. Catherine Cox is the most capped Australian netballer of all time. The Samsung Diamonds were known as the Rubies in 1955. The Australian Netball Team won the first ever Commonwealth Games gold medal for netball. Joyce Brown, Norma Plummer and Jill McIntosh have both captained and coached the Australian Netball team.

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AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND ADELAIDE SYDNEY NETBALL GREEN GOLD GOALS BASSETT WATSON SIMPSON ALEXANDER

True or False? 1. True 2. False (Liz Ellis) 3. False. (Prior to 2008, the Diamonds were called the Australian Netball Team.) 4. True 5. True Who am I? Caitlin Thwaites

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FAST5 WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE Day 1 – Saturday 28 October Game

Match Start

Team 1

Team 2

1

1:45pm

AUS

MAL

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2:30pm

SA

JAM

3

3:15pm

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ENG

4

4:00pm

AUS

JAM

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4:45pm

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MAL

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5:30pm

NZ

SA

7

6:15pm

JAM

MAL

8

7:00pm

ENG

SA

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7:45pm

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NZ

Day 2 – Sunday 29 October Game

Match Start

Team 1

Team 2

10

12:15pm

MAL

SA

11

1:00pm

AUS

ENG

12

1:45pm

NZ

JAM

13

2:30pm

AUS

SA

14

3:15pm

NZ

MAL

4:00pm

JAM

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5:45pm

Play-off for 5th/6th

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6:35pm

Play-off for 3rd/4th

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Fast5 is netball like you’ve never seen before; featuring dynamic rules changes including five players a side, shorter quarters, power plays and super shots! The Fast5 Netball World Series is fan focused with a huge emphasis on fun. The event is the perfect opportunity to get your friends and teammates together, pulling out your costumes and enjoy a weekend full of world class netball and entertainment. The Fast5 Netball World Series will be hosted at Hisense Arena, Melbourne on 28-29 October. 2017 will be the second time the Fast5 Netball World Series will be played in Melbourne. New Zealand won the tournament last year, with Australia runners up. The Fast5 World Series will feature the world’s best teams and players, including the Australian Fast5 Team. Teams: Australia, New Zealand, England, Jamaica, Malawi and South Africa. All teams will play six 24 minute games across the two-day series. Each team will feature on both days of competition, with finals held on Sunday. 1,000 goals are estimated to be scored across the two-day series. For tickets visit Ticketek fast5worldseries.com.au

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Small Heroes. BIG Dreams. In its first year, Gardenvale Primary School saw 24 children participate in Suncorp NetSetGO, Netball Australia’s introductory netball program. With the support of the primary school Centre Coordinator, Annie Kay, has been able to use the facilities to deliver the program to year two students with the help of mums, dads and year five students each week. “Suncorp NetSetGO is such an important program because it focuses on developing the children’s fundamental movement skills that are essential to play not only netball but many other sports the children may play in years to come,” said Annie. “It is developmentally appropriate for the age of the children, focusing on developing the fundamentals through modified games and activities that are enjoyable.” “Throughout the NetSetGO program, I observed huge growth in the children. As their skills improved, they developed more confidence when participating in modified games, which they always enjoyed because they were experiencing success.” NetSetGO is the only introductory program for netball aimed at children aged 5–10 years. It develops the participants’ fine motor skills, focuses on netball skill development and provides an environment for participants to make friends and grow in confidence.

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CONFIDENT GIRLS FOUNDATION how your money helped

FUNDRAISER Biloela Netball Association The small country town of Biloela in Central Queensland saw their netball teams unite to show their support in empowering vulnerable girls around Australia. Their fundraising event turned the courts into a sea of purple, as some teams wore purple ribbons, others socks and tutus, while a few even made their own shirts. The event was a huge success raising $288 and all involved were proud of how they all came together for the cause.

HOW THEIR FUNDRAISING HELPED: Aussie Aussie is an 11-year-old girl living with her family in the small town of Nhill, Victoria, as a part of the Karen refugee community. For Aussie, organised women’s sport was never a thought, let alone an option.

The cost for Aussie to continue to play netball, not only supports her as she puts on a bib every weekend, but has additional benefits for the wider Nhill and Karen community.

With financial support from the Confident Girls Foundation, Aussie can continue to participate in the sport she has grown to love. She can further immerse herself into the community and grow, learn and thrive both on and off the netball court.

The money required to allow Aussie to follow her passion was not exuberant, however the intangible benefits have influenced so many within her community, helping to create a unified multicultural community in Nhill.

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To get involved visit www.confidentgirls.com.au

FUNDRAISER Fintona Girls’ School The students at Fintona Girls’ School in Melbourne showed their support for vulnerable girls by holding a Year 12 student vs. staff netball match. The students were out on a mission to show their teachers who was boss on the court. Spectators provided a gold coin donation to watch the exciting game. It was the experience of the staff that walked away as victors, 29 to 12, but the real winners of the day are the girls who are now provided with the opportunities to become empowered and thrive.

HOW THEIR FUNDRAISING HELPED: Indulkuna Anagu School in the APY Lands South Australia The Indulkana Anagu School is located in the APY lands, five hours south of Alice Springs. Their biggest challenge is ensuring that students attend school and behave in class, through the Federal Government’s Remote School Attendance Strategy, their newest initiative is encouraging school attendance and behaviour through sport.

Students who have attended and behaved in school are allowed to participate in an after-school program of Inclusion NetSetGO, which is financially supported by the Confident Girls Foundation. With makeshift courts and portable netball rings, the 15 to 20 students who attend each week are having fun playing games whilst seeing improved educational outcomes and physical, mental and social wellbeing.

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FONT AND SWATCH

DESIGNING #aussiediamonds #godiamonds #font_and_swatch #c2csport THE DIAMONDS 2017 DRESS, HIGH PERFORMANCE INSPIRATION TRAINING AND SUPPORTER RANGE

Font & Swatch (F&S) are a leading sports creative design agency. The F&S team have worked with Netball Australia for over 10 years, providing creative design and inspiration to the high performance team and merchandise ranges. This year sees the beginning of a new partnership with Netball Australia, F&S and Coast2Coast Sport to design and manufacture the high performance team and supporter wear. Commenting on the new range F&S owner and designer Elissa Hancock said “when designing the team, training and supporter range we set ourselves a theme of TRAIN, LOOK & BE… a DIAMOND.” F&S focus was to push the team and supporter wear closer together and really make the fans feel part of the action. To achieve this, they introduced a number of lightweight ‘athleisure’ items into the range, allowing the girls to layer up and interchange items at will. This makes them feel fashionable and athletic, whilst still delivering the sports performance at this elite level. It also allowed designers to mirror these items in the supporter range. 32

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The range itself draws on trends in international high performance apparel from national sporting teams, athleisure sports brands and high performance sporting brands. Designers introduced charcoal into the team and officials clothing, whilst retaining the core green and gold for the playing dress. Also used was the classic Diamonds own lime green and white as a pop colour throughout to contrast against the gold to give it a lighter feeling. “Working with the Samsung Diamonds, you have some of the most amazingly athletic women in Australia, so the dress has been designed to really emphasise the girls’ athleticism. A thinner racer line across the back, close fitting torso and green colouring over the shoulders really emphasises their muscle tone and strength,” Elissa said. www.fontandswatch.com www.c2csport.com #AussieDiamonds #GoDiamonds

#Font_and_Swatch #c2csport


PREVENTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN BEGINS WITH PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY AND RESPECT. Netball Australia has teamed up with Our Watch to take action to eliminate sexism, discrimination and violence supportive attitudes in our communities. Netball brings together large numbers of people who can effect change and embed gender equality and respectful relationships across the Australian community through sport. Learn how you can promote fair, inclusive & respectful behaviours in your Club. Complete Netball Australia’s Expect Respect training at netball.com.au/our-watch-partnership

Keep informed about what you can do to prevent violence against women and their children. ourwatch.org.au preventviolenceaustralia @OurWatchAus


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How do the Samsung Diamonds refuel after a courtwork session? Diamonds Nutritionist Kerry Leech shares some of the athletes’ favourite protein ball recipes. SEEDS OF GOODNESS (makes 18) Ingredients:

Recipe:

200g trail mix 50g almonds 2 tablespoons chia seeds 2 tablespoons flax seeds 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds 1 tablespoons peanut butter 2 tablespoons maple syrup

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FROM THE DOCTOR At every level of competition whether Suncorp NetSetGO or international netball, injuries are common and getting the right care is pivotal to getting you back on the court. One of the most frequently affected areas is the knee. There are many disorders of the knee related to playing netball, however one of the most common disorders is due to the patellofemoral joint (knee cap/patella and thigh bone/femur). The causes of patellofemoral joint pain is very multi-factorial, age related, and often with more than one cause contributing to symptoms. Ultimately, symptoms are caused by the patellar (knee cap) tracking abnormally in the groove on the femur (thigh bone).

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Place all ingredients in a bowl and use a blender to blend to a fine grain. Roll into balls Enjoy!

The goal of treatment is to settle your pain and correct any biomechanical abnormalities to allow you to return you to your desired level of activity. Optimising your lower limb biomechanics through strengthening your quadriceps muscles, stretching the tight soft tissues and correcting other factors above and below the knee that are contributing to this condition. The knee can also be taped into the correct position to help assist the patella to move in the groove on your femur more efficiently. Initially, a reduction in the amount of training and playing that you are doing is often recommended, particularly if they are exacerbating your knee symptoms. Once your strength and flexibility have improved and your knee feels better, you may return to normal sports. Dr. Sophie Armstrong is Netball Australia’s Chief Medical Officer and Head Doctor to the Samsung Diamonds. For more information, please refer to www.sophiearmstrong.com.au


GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES IS COMING

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW • • • • •

There are 12 nations competing in netball There are two pools – Australia are in Pool A with Jamaica, South Africa, Barbados, Fiji and Northern Ireland. Australia will face all nations in their pool in the Preliminary Rounds Tickets to watch live at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and Coomera Indoor Sports Centre are exhausted Network Seven will broadcast the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games DAY

GAME TIME

TEAMS

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS DAY 1 – 5/4/2018

8.30pm AEST

Australia v Northern Ireland

DAY 2 – 6/4/2018

8.30pm AEST

Barbados v Australia

DAY 4 – 8/4/2018

8.30pm AEST

Australia v South Africa

DAY 5 – 9/4/2018

3.00pm AEST

Fiji v Australia

DAY 7 – 11/4/2018

9.00pm AEST

Australia v Jamaica

SEMI FINALS DAY 10 – 14/4/2018

3.00PM AEST

1st Pool A vs 2nd Pool B

DAY 10 – 14/4/2018

5.00PM AEST

1st Pool B vs 2nd Pool A

MEDAL MATCHES DAY 11 – 15/4/2018 Bronze Medal Match

11.00am AEST

Loser SF1 v Loser SF2

DAY 11 – 15/4/2018 Gold Medal Match

1.00pm AEST

Winner SF1 v Winner SF2

To keep up to date with Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games netball news related to Australia:

Aussie Diamonds and Netball Australia @AussieDiamonds / @NetballAust

Become part of the Netball Tribe at netball.com.au

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Winning partnership Proudly supporting Netball Australia The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) invests in sport at all levels in Australia. We work with Netball Australia to ensure Australian netballers excel in the international sporting arena whilst increasing participation in netball.

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Netball Australia is one of many national sporting organisations partnering with us to achieve Australia’s Winning Edge.

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NAMING RIGHTS PARTNER

PRINCIPAL PARTNER

MAJOR PARTNER

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

BROADCAST PARTNERS

SUPPLIERS

GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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2017 Constellation Cup Match Program  

Learn about the Samsung Diamonds, and get all of the facts you need to know about the Constellation Cup in the official match program.