Australia’s Diamonds secure rich deal with Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting

Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, has thrown Netball Australia a multimillion-dollar financial boost by backing in the national team the Diamonds with a blockbuster sponsorship. Mrs Rinehart’s company Hancock Prospecting has joined with the Diamonds until the end of 2025, with the money to go ­directly into the team’s high-­performance program. Netball Australia chief executive Kelly Ryan said the code was “incredibly grateful” for Mrs Rinehart’s timely support.“This is a major investment for our sport and is a huge contribution towards the ongoing success of the Diamonds,” Ms Ryan said. “We are incredibly grateful to this leading Australian private company, Hancock Prospecting, for its significant support and partnership. “Hancock Prospecting is investing directly into the ­Diamonds high-performance program, allowing Netball Australia to maintain its position as the cornerstone of women’s sport in Australia. It’s the fifth Australian sport Mrs Rinehart has supported, in an effort to bolster their international success.