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For 4 years. In 2008 the team adopted the nickname "Diamonds."

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Q: How long has the Australian netball team been called the diamonds?
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What are Australia's netball team called?

The Australia national netball team, commonly known as the Australian Netball Diamonds, represent Australia in international netball tests and competitions. The team was formed in 1938 and played in the first international game of netball, against New Zealand. In 2008 the team adopted the nickname "Diamonds" in line with other Australian sporting teams, including the national women's basketball team, the Opals.Australia have traditionally been regarded as the most successful netball team in international netball: they have won ten of the thirteen World Netball Championships, in addition to being the current world champions and ranked first in the IFNA World Rankings. The Diamonds compete annually in a home-and-away test series, the Constellation Cup, with perennial rivals New Zealand. Regular test matches are also held with other major netball countries, including England and Jamaica. To date, Australia have won ten World Championships and two Commonwealth Games events.The Diamonds are administered by Netball Australia, the national governing body for netball in the country. Players are usually selected from Australian ANZ Championship franchises. The team are presently captained by Adelaide Thunderbirds midcourter Natalie von Bertouch. Lisa Alexander was appointed head coach in August 2011, taking over from Norma Plummer.


What used to be called black diamonds?

Coal has been called 'black diamonds'. This is probably because coal and diamonds are both formed from carbon.


When did basketball become netball?

It didn't. Basketball has always been basketball, netball has always been netball. Netball developed from basketball in the 1890s.


Are diamonds rough?

Uncut diamonds that come from within the earth can have rough edges. Sometimes they are called 'rough' diamonds: more commonly raw diamonds, because they have not been cut and polished into gemstones.


Has netball been on the 2012 Olympics?

No, London Oympics didnot host Netball.


In netball has the GS always been allowed out of the shooting circle?

yes it is and has allways been allowed outside the netball circle


What are the major developments of netball?

There have been several changes in netball, including the rules and where the game was played.


How long has netball been around?

Netball has been in around in some form since the 1890s. It became an organized Olympic sport in 1996.


Can diamonds been found in Idaho?

Idaho is not known for its diamonds.


What qualifications do you need to be netball timekeeper?

in professional netball, you have to have been a non-professional for a significant amount of time


How long have diamonds been used?

Diamonds have been part of human history for about 6,000 years.


When did Natalie Von Bertouch start playing netball for Adelaide thunderbirds?

Natalie VonBertouch has been playing Netball since she was 9 Years OldNatalie VonBertouch has been playing Netball since she was 9 Years Old

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