Constellation Cup Series to Open in Invercargill
Media Advisory: New World Netball Series -
Constellation Cup Series to Open in
New World Netball Series - Constellation Cup Series to Open in Invercargill
15-03-13: Invercargill’s new sporting stadium will mark the start of the Silver Ferns quest to defend Netball’s trans-Tasman Constellation Cup in 2013. The Silver Ferns will start their international season with a five-test series against Australia – the first two in New Zealand – as they aim to retain the cup spoils they won for the first time last year.
The September 15 test at the newly restored Stadium Southland in Invercargill will be the first for the new arena and Netball New Zealand Chief Executive Raelene Castle said it was exciting to take the series to the Deep South.
“As cup holders, we are looking forward to hosting the first two tests of the Constellation Cup and are excited to take the opening match to Invercargill’s new stadium,” Castle said.
“There is a great rivalry between the Silver Ferns and Australia and I think it is fitting to open the 2013 Silver Ferns international season in front of New Zealand’s most passionate Southern supporters."
This will be the first time since 2009 that the Silver Ferns have played against the Australian Diamonds in Invercargill. Auckland's Vector Arena will then host the last test on home soil on the 19th of September before the Silver Ferns cross the Tasman and play in Adelaide (4th October), Melbourne (7th October) and Canberra (13th October).
Tickets for the New World Netball Series (Constellation Cup) will be on sale later in the year.
Check out the 2013 events calendar at: http://www.mynetball.co.nz/events-calendar.html
|Constellation Cup – New World Netball Series|
|DATE||HOME TEAM||AWAY TEAM||VENUE|
|Sun 15 Sep||Silver Ferns||Australian Diamonds||Stadium Southland, Invercargill|
|Thu 19 Sep||Silver Ferns||Australian Diamonds||Vector Arena, Auckland|
|Fri 4 Oct||Australian Diamonds||Silver Ferns||Netball SA Stadium, Adelaide|
|Mon 7 Oct||Australian Diamonds||Silver Ferns||Hisense Arena, Melbourne|
|Sun 13 Oct||Australian Diamonds||Silver Ferns||Canberra, AIS Arena|
All test matches will be shown LIVE no SKY Sport