Australia’s number-one-ranked Diamonds will clash with a Suncorp Super Netball All Star team to raise funds for those impacted by the nation’s bushfire crisis.
The unprecedented game will be staged on March 1 at Qudos Bank Arena and is the centrepiece of a range of relief and recovery initiatives announced by Netball Australia.
Netball’s bushfire crisis response is designed to provide emergency relief for affected communities as well as longer-term efforts to rebuild Netball facilities destroyed or damaged by the fires.
Netball Australia CEO Marne Fechner has acknowledged that the entire Australian netball community has rallied to support those in need.
“The bushfires that have ravaged large parts of Australia over the past few months have been truly devastating, and netball is committed to providing both immediate and sustained relief for bushfire-affected communities,” she said.
“The Australian netball community has a wonderful resilience and determination. We’ll do everything we can to assist both the broader Australian community and grassroots netball-specific recovery efforts around the country.”