Netball Australia is pleased to announce a new partnership with leading insurer Real Insurance as principal partner and naming rights sponsor of the Australian international netball Test series for the 2014/15 season.
The 2014 Real Insurance Netball Test Series will see the Australian Diamonds host two of the world’s leading teams with New Zealand Silver Ferns and England Netball Team arriving in October for four Tests in Melbourne, Sydney, Bendigo and Canberra.
The Commonwealth Games gold medallists will be out to defend their Constellation Cup title against the Silver Ferns when they host the second and third Tests of the four-Test series at Hisense Arena (Thursday 8 October) and Allphones Arena (Sunday 11 October). The Diamonds will finish the year with a two-Test series against world number three ranked England in Bendigo (Sunday 19 October) and Canberra (Wednesday 22 October).
Netball Australia CEO Kate Palmer said the new partnership caps off a memorable month for Australian netball after the Diamonds ended a 12-year Commonwealth Games hoodoo by winning the gold medal in Glasgow with a comprehensive 18-goal victory over New Zealand in the final.
“The latest partnership with Real Insurance is another vote of confidence in Australian netball and caps off an extraordinary month for our sport,” Palmer said.
“As an organisation we strive to provide a supportive and inclusive netball community to ensure a sense of belonging, achievement, enjoyment and health so it’s fitting that we team up with Real Insurance who are committed to protecting and building the quality of people’s lives.”
Mark Reid, CEO of Real Insurance said: “Real Insurance is very proud to be associated with the Australian Diamonds’ International Netball Test Series and Netball Australia. The partnership will enable Netball Australia to continue the fantastic work they do in promoting participation and inclusion at all levels of community, something Real Insurance feels strongly about.”
“It’s a very exciting time to be a part of the Diamonds and we look forward to their continued success and helping netball fans across the country enjoy every minute of it.”
Tickets for the 2014 Real Insurance Netball Test Series matches in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra are available via Ticketek. Purchase online at www.ticketek.com.au, phone 132 849 or any Ticketek outlet.