The Samsung Diamonds aren’t just the world’s number one netball team – they’re one of the greatest sporting teams in history.
On 20 August 1938, seven Australian women walked onto the court against New Zealand and played the first game of international netball. They were the trailblazers. Since then, Australia’s Diamonds have won 11 out of 13 World Championships, the 2015 Netball World Cup, a World Games title, and three Commonwealth Games gold medals.
But accolades and trophies aren’t what makes a Diamond. Diamonds are the result of pressure and time – all those afternoons on sun-soaked netball courts, the endless training sessions and schoolyard grudge matches, every league victory and soul-crushing defeat. When Aussie kids watch the Diamonds, they don’t just see world champions. They see mothers and daughters, sisters and wives – world-class athletes who have dedicated their lives to netball. They see women who shine bright.
That’s what it means to be a Diamond.