Alexander to read Coaches’ Oath

Diamonds head coach Lisa Alexander will read the Coaches’ Oath at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

Announced at the Australian Team Reception on Monday night, multiple Commonwealth Games gold medallist and four-time Olympian, Kookaburras captain Mark Knowles will carry the Australian flag, with five-times Commonwealth Games lawn bowler Karen Murphy to recite the Athletes’ Oath.

Alexander will recite the Oath on behalf of all coaches across the Commonwealth, and was humbled to be given the responsibility.

“It is quite simply an honour to represent all coaches in this manner,” said Alexander.

“I am delighted to also be able to represent all of our hard-working netball coaches around Australia, from NetSetGO right through to our Super Netball teams.”

Carrara Stadium will be the centre stage for glamour and entertainment as the venue for the Opening Ceremony – which will mark the beginning of the biggest event Australia has seen this decade, and the largest sporting event the Gold Coast has ever hosted. The Ceremony will showcase our culture, colour, unity and diversity and will epitomise the spirit of our great nation.

Watch the Opening Ceremony live on Channel 7 from 7.00pm AEST on Wednesday 4 April.