21st February 04:51 AM
Alexander's reign as Diamonds coach ends
By Naveel Krishant
Tuesday 11/02/2020
[Photo: 7News]

Lisa Alexander's record tenure of more than eight years as Australian netball team coach will end next month, with Netball Australia deciding not to renew her contract.

Alexander was contracted until the end of 2020 but she will now leave after coaching the Diamonds one final time at the bushfire relief charity match in Sydney on March 1.

The Diamonds have long been one of Australia's most successful national teams but last year they lost the World Cup title to New Zealand for the first time since 2003 and they also lost the Commonwealth Games gold medal match to England a year earlier.

Netball Australia CEO Marne Fechner paid tribute to Alexander but said there was an "appetite for change".

[Source: TVNZ]

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