Standing at 167 centimetres, Lisa Alexander was usually a diminutive figure compared to the athletes she coached. In netball however, and for women’s sport more generally, she leaves behind a giant legacy. Following the announcement that her contract as the Australian Diamonds head coach was ending, Lisa spoke exclusively to Netball Scoop.
"There's a fine line between playing with skill and coming out and being dirty and I think they crossed the line," van Dyk said. "I've been playing netball for a very long time, and I can honestly say I have never come across a defensive pair that are as physical and get away with murder."
So we were off to extra time. Again. At this stage, netball fans were getting quite used to seeing more than 60 minutes of netball between these two teams. And there was nothing in it right throughout extra time. In the final minute, von Bertouch actually thought she’d blown it...
The enthralling final encounter between Australia and New Zealand for 2019 was marred by an inconsistent display of umpiring. The Diamonds overpowered the Silver Ferns to take home the Constellation Cup.