Diamonds Top Moments

In the lead up to the 2015 Constellation Cup, we’re giving Diamonds fans the opportunity to vote for the top moment in the Australian team’s history against the Silver Ferns. Each week fans will get the opportunity to vote between two historical moments across the Diamonds social media channels. The winning moment will progress to the next round until a champion is crowned.


1991 World Championship _Mirror Australian Telegraph Publication

Week 1: 1991 NWC (WINNER)

In 1991, Australia claimed its first Netball World Cup on home soil when the tournament was hosted in Sydney. The first Netball World Cup gold medal match goes down in history as one of the greatest netball games ever, Australia securing the victory by one goal, 53-52.

Commonwealth Games celebration

vs 1998 Commonwealth Games

Australia claimed the first ever gold medal for netball in the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games, in the first year of netball being included as a sport. The gold medal match was another classic Australia and New Zealand rivalry, Australia winning gold with a 42-39 win.


Week 2: 2011 NWC (WINNER)

Australia claimed its tenth Netball World Cup title in thrilling circumstances against arch-rivals New Zealand. It was a young Caitlin Bassett who sealed the one-goal victory in double-extra time, and Australia’s second-consecutive title.

vs 2014 Constellation Cup

The Diamonds finished a golden year with an unbeaten record in the 2014 Constellation Cup. They defeated the Silver Ferns in straight-sets to retain the trophy on Australian shores for at least another year.


Week 3: 1999 NWC (WINNER)

The 1999 Netball World Cup gold medal match has gone down in history as one of the most memorable performances in Australian netball. Trailing at three-quarter time, Australia produced an inspiring comeback that was sealed by Sharelle McMahon’s final-second goal to win, 42-41.

vs 2014 Commonwealth Games

The Australian Netball Team claimed its first Commonwealth Games gold medal in 12 years at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Australia took control, late in the first half, defeating New Zealand 58-40.

16.11.2007 Australia celebrate after the Silver Ferns v Australia Final at the New World Netball World Champs held at Trusts Stadium Auckland New Zealand.

Week 4: 2007 NWC (WINNER)

After taking home silver at the 2003 Netball World Cup and 2006 Commonwealth Games, the Australian netball team were determined to take home gold in Auckland. Former captain Liz Ellis finished her career on a high, with the Australian Netball team securing the hard-fought 39-37 victory over New Zealand.

2015 World Netball Cup Allphones Arena Gold Medal Game Australia v New Zealand Team photo with Trophy

vs 2015 NWC

Our most recent Netball World Cup triumph, the Diamonds set the tone and brought intensity early in the gold medal match, responding to our Day 3 loss to the Silver Ferns.  A hard-fought battle, the Diamonds won their eleventh and third-consecutive Netball World Cup title, 58-55.

1991 World Netball Championships Australian Team_2

Preliminary Final 1: 1991 NWC

You decided that the thrilling 1991 Netball World Cup final in Sydney should progress to the first Preliminary Final. In the first Netball World Cup gold medal match in the history of the tournament, Australia defeated New Zealand by one goal.


vs 1999 NWC (WINNER)

You selected the 1999 Netball World Cup gold medal comeback match to progress to the first Preliminary Final. In one of the best performances in Australian netball Sharelle McMahon’s final-second goal secured the thrilling win by one goal.


Preliminary Final 2: 2011 NWC (WINNER)

You decided that the 2011 double extra overtime Netball World Cup final should progress to the second Preliminary Final. Australia claimed its second-consecutive title and shooter Caitlin Bassett became a household name after scoring the winning goal in the dying minutes.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 17:  Australian captain Liz Ellis celebrates with the Netball World Cup  following the 2007 Netball World Championship Final between New Zealand and Australia at the Trusts Stadium November 17, 2007 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

vs 2007 NWC

You selected the nail-biting 2007 Netball World Cup gold medal match in Auckland to progress to the first Preliminary Final. Former captain Liz Ellis finished ended her career with the two-goal win over our arch-rivals.

Grand Final: 1999 NWC

Is the 1999 Netball World Cup final your ultimate Australian Netball moment? You decide, as this thrilling 1999 game comes up against the 2011 Netball World Cup final in the Classic Fan Moments Grand Final.

Australia's Team celebrations after the Australia v New Zealand Grand Final game of the World Netball Championships at the Singapore Indoor Sports Complex in Singapore in July, 2011

vs 2011 NWC

Is the nail-biting 2011 Netball World Cup final your ultimate Australian Netball moment? You decide, as this extra-time clash comes up against the 1999 Netball World Cup final in the Classic Fan Moments Grand Final.