An international quad-series against New Zealand, England and South Africa headlines the Australian Diamonds’ Holden Netball Test Series program for 2012, part of a nine Test schedule for the world champions.
Following a three-Test Constellation Cup series in September against the Silver Ferns, the four international teams will contest the quad series, which is being co-hosted by Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand.
The quad series will feature six double headers with three played in Australia before the competition continues with a further three fixtures in New Zealand.
“This is a first for a competition of this kind and we’re thrilled to be co-hosting an international series featuring four of the top six Test nations,” Netball Australia CEO Kate Palmer said.
The Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Sydney’s Allphones Arena will host the Australian leg of the series before Wellington, Invercargill and Hamilton host the remaining matches.
The Holden Netball Test Series kicks off with a three-Test Constellation Cup series commencing in Melbourne on Sunday 16 September before Auckland and Christchurch host the remaining two Tests on Thursday 20 and Sunday 23 September respectively.
For full 2012 Holden Netball Test Series dates go to http://www.netball.asn.au
Tickets for the Holden Netball Test Series, both the Constellation Cup and Quad Series, will be available to the general public through Ticketek from Thursday 26 July at www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849.