Malawi Queen, Africa’s reiging netball champions, will be compete in the newly announced four-nation Netball Diamond Challenge that will take place in South Africa from August 11-18 2012.
The Diamond Netball Challenge will see South Africa, Malawi, Botswana and Tanzania competing in a round-robin tournament in Johannesburg and Cape Town .
The objective of the tournament is to celebrate the role of women in sport, and in particular, elevate the profile of Netball in South Africa, the organisers.
South Africa says the league will also be a platform for women’s rights and the building of relationships with the competing African nations.
Malawi Queen will in November play in the t World Netball Series in New Zealand.
World Netball Series is a ‘short-form’ netball game known as FastNet and it is played as a round robin, over four days, by the top six nations in the world rankings. Malawi is top six in the world.
The event has been played in the United Kingdom over the past three years and has developed as a compelling new version of the game.
FastNet is played with innovative rules including rolling substitutions, 6 minute quarters, 2 point shoots from outside the circle and power play quarters.