Diamonds set for sparkling finale

The Australian Diamonds are set to take on the New Zealand Silver Ferns in Hamilton in tonight’s 2012 Holden Netball Quad Series finale.

Undefeated throughout the tournament, the Australian Diamonds are assured of a series victory if they can repeat their efforts from last week when they routed the Kiwis 68-48 at Allphones Arena.

South Africa and England take to Claudelands Arena in Hamilton from 4.00pm AEDT, followed by the Diamonds and Silver Ferns at 6.00pm AEDT.

Don’t forget to stick around for the broadcast of Life with the Thunderbirds

Lisa Alexander has returned NSW junior Chelsea Pitman to the 12-player side named for the Test to bolster the midcourt.

“It’s an on-balance decision so we go into tomorrow’s game with a really strong four shooters, centre courts and defenders, we know that this 12 will bring home a really good result for Australia,” Alexander said.

“We’re pleased with the work that Chelsea has done over the last couple of days; she’s worked very hard.” Australian Diamonds
Caitlin Bassett, Erin Bell*, Madison Browne, Rebecca Bulley, Bianca Chatfield, Catherine Cox*, Renae Hallinan, Mo’onia Gerrard*, Chanel Gomes, Chelsea Pitman*, Susan Pratley*, Natalie von Bertouch (c)
*denotes NSW junior

Netball fans can catch all the action as it happens with FOX SPORTS and BigPond Sport TV¹ broadcasting the matches LIVE. Check out the Foxtel TV Guide online or Telstra BigPond Sport TV Schedule online.

Along with FOX SPORTS and Telstra, the final match will also be brought to you live via ABC Grandstand Digital Radio. Tune your digital radio² to ABC Netball at 6.00pm AEDT.

You can also follow the match with live statistics and score updates via the Netball NSW facebook page (, the NSW Swifts facebook page ( and the NSW Swifts twitter feed (

2012 Holden Netball Quad Series

Sunday 14 Oct, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, SA
Australia 64 def England 40
New Zealand 63 def South Africa 27

Wednesday 17 Oct, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, NSW
New Zealand 61 def England 43
Australia 63 def South Africa 31

Sunday 21 Oct, Allphones Arena, Sydney NSW
Australia 68 def New Zealand 48
England 62 def South Africa 53

Thursday 25 Oct, TSB Bank Arena, Wellington NZ
Australia 68 def South Africa 36
New Zealand 57 def England 46

Sunday 28 Oct, TECT Arena, Tauranga NZ
Australia 57 def England 35
New Zealand 63 def South Africa 24

Thursday 1 Nov, Claudelands Arena, Hamilton NZ
England v South Africa @ 4.00pm*
New Zealand v Australia @ 6.00pm
*All times denotes AEDT

¹Telstra BigPond Sport TV online streaming is available to anyone with an internet connection, no matter which telecommunications company you are currently with.
BigPond Sports Subscription Packs are only available to Telstra mobile customers (click here for more information). Telstra customers can also watch the International series via their T-Box on Ch 989 (click here for more information).
²To access ABC Grandstand digital radio, listeners must have a radio equipped to receive digital channel connection (What is Digital Radio?).