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Silver Ferns to celebrate centenary against rivals

The Silver Ferns will meet 2023 Netball World Cup finalists the Australian Diamonds and England Roses during Netball New Zealand’s (NNZ) centenary celebrations, with both the Constellation Cup and Taini Jamison Trophy confirmed for the 2024 season.

This year NNZ has become the first netball association in the world to reach the centenary milestone and will mark the birthday with two Cadbury Netball Series against England in September and Australia in October.

Netball NZ chief executive Jennie Wyllie said there was no better way to celebrate the sport’s governing body’s big birthday than by taking on last year’s Netball World Cup finalists.

“The world champion Australian side continue to set the bar in international netball, but we showed with two wins in the Constellation Cup in 2023, that we have what it takes to beat the best,” she said.

“England continue to be a threat on the international stage which they showed with their silver medal at the Netball World Cup, and we look forward to welcoming them to our shores again for the Taini Jamison Trophy, a trophy which means a lot to the Silver Ferns.

“We can’t think of a better way to mark 100 years of netball in New Zealand than by playing two of the best teams in the sport, two of our greatest rivals.”

The Roses will travel to New Zealand to play the Silver Ferns in the opening Test at The Trusts Arena in Auckland on 29 September before heading to Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua on 2 October with the third Test to be played at ILT Stadium Southland in Invercargill on 6 October.  

Wellington and Auckland will host the Diamonds in the first two Tests of the Constellation Cup to be played at TSB Arena on 20 October and 23 October at Spark Arena, before the series heads across the Tasman with two further Tests to be played in Australia. The dates and venues of the third and fourth Tests are yet to be confirmed by Netball Australia.

The Silver Ferns met both the Roses and Diamonds last year, coming from behind to beat England to win the Taini Jamison Trophy while they came close to claiming the Constellation Cup, losing the trans-Tasman series on goal difference after it was draw at two games apiece. Tickets will go on sale at a later date.

2024 Cadbury Netball Series

Taini Jamison Trophy
Silver Ferns vs England Roses

Sunday, 29 September at The Trusts Arena in Auckland
Wednesday, 2 October at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua
Sunday, 6 October at ILT Stadium Southland in Invercargill

Constellation Cup
Silver Ferns vs Australian Diamonds
Sunday, 20 October at TSB Arena in Wellington
Wednesday, 23 October at Spark Arena in Auckland
Australia (date & venue TBC)
Australia (date & venue TBC)