It’s all about the action and excitement at this weekend’s Fast5 Netball World Series, with the ultimate prize in sight for any of the six competing nations, according to the captains who gathered today ahead of the tournament’s opener on Saturday.
With one, two and three-point shots, and game-changing Power Play quarters, momentum can change within minutes.
With an electric atmosphere like no other netball tournament, all teams are excited to be in Melbourne again to take out the title, currently sitting with New Zealand.
“Our goal is to win the tournament and we’ll do everything we can in this preparation to make sure we’re ready to go and really compete for that title,” said Australian captain Kate Moloney.
“Obviously we don’t have Maria (Tutaia) this year, but the other shooters like Ameliaranne (Ekenasio) have been nailing those three pointers so we’re pretty confident that we’ll be here to take the title again,” said New Zealand captain Storm Purvis.
“Our ultimate aim is to come out and take the World Series. Our aim is to come out and work hard and get it,” Jamaica captain Jhaniele Fowler-Reid said.
“Fast5 is a completely different game to netball so anyone has a chance to get it,” said England captain Ama Agbeze.
“It’s all about teamwork, fighting spirit and hard work, and above all else a change of mindset from participating to competing,” said Malawi captain Joanna Kachilika
All teams will play six 24-minute games across the two-day series in a round robin format, with final rankings determining the gold medal match.
General admission tickets for this year’s Fast5 Netball World are on sale now. All games will be aired live on 9Gem and the Netball Live App.