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England take out Series in thrilling finale

England have taken out the Fast5 Netball World Series title at Hisense Arena, becoming only the second country to win in the Fast5 format of the game. England defeated Jamaica in a thrilling 34-29 match, which was neck-and-neck until the

ENGLAND CLAIM FAST5 CROWN FOLLOWING VICTORY OVER JAMAICA

England are the 2017 Fast5 Netball World Series Champions after defeating Jamaica in the Grand Final decider. In front of packed house at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena, England handed Jamaica their first loss of the tournament with the 34-29 and in

Dominant defensive display powers Australia to bronze

Australia have handed New Zealand their worst result in Fast5 history, winning the bronze medal match by 19 points. The 34-15 result means New Zealand will finish out of the medals for the first time in history. “To be honest,

Stingy South Africans take down Malawi to earn fifth place finish

South Africa were too strong for a resilient Malawi outfit that go winless through the Fast5 series. Inconsistent shooting combined with impressive defence from South Africa were the deciding factors. South Africa ended their tournament with a win on the

Green Machine capture celebrity game glory

The Green Machine have taken the glory in the 2017 Fast5 Netball World Series celebrity match, defeating the Bassett Hounds by two point. In a match that some wouldn’t almost liken to a netball match, the Green Machine were able

Shanice Beckford stars in Jamaica’s Grand Final warm-up win against England

Jamaica has defeated England in the final regular-tournament game of the 2017 Fast5 Netball World Series. In a preview of tonight’s grand final, Jamaican shooter Shanice Beckford made five three-point shots in the second half to guide her side to

Sharpshooting Ekenasio powers New Zealand to thrilling victory

New Zealand have won their second match of the 2017 Fast5 Netball World Series with an exciting two-point victory over Malawi. The Fast5 Ferns ensured they will play off for a bronze medal after a close last quarter where they

Tippett powers Australia to third win over South Africa

Australia’s first half dominance allowed them to cruise to victory over South Africa, securing themselves a spot in the 3rd vs 4th playoff. South Africa never hit their groove throughout the series and their final game was no exception, struggling

Jamaica secure Fast5 Grand Final berth after victory over reigning champions

New Zealand’s defence of their 2016 Fast5 Netball World Series title is over after a loss to Jamaica in Sunday’s third game. Jamaica extended their undefeated run with a 30-23 victory over the Kiwis to secure a place in the

England book place in gold medal match with win over Australia

England has confirmed its spot in tonight’s gold medal match with a runaway nine-point victory over Australia. A dominant last quarter saw the England side stay undefeated after four matches with a 28-19 victory. Defensive pressure was immense early in

Sharpshooting Baard helps South Africa to their first win

With both Malawi and South Africa desperate to open their Fast5 accounts with a win on Day 2, a hard fought affair saw the South Africans ultimately claim a tight victory thanks to some sharp shooting from Charmaine Baard. Malawi

Defending champions in trouble after Australian defeat

Australia has put together a complete game to confidently beat arch rivals, New Zealand. From the first centre pass Australia was on song, shooting accurately and looking after possession. Kate Shimmin and Sam Poolman held a strong New Zealand attack

England remain undefeated after defeating South Africa

England will go into day two of the 2017 Fast5 Netball World Series full of confidence after a 10-point victory over South Africa. Jo Harten and Helen Housby starred in the circle once again for England as they ran away

Jamaica extend undefeated run with victory over Malawi

Jamaica has continued their strong form in the 2017 Fast5 Netball World Series with a hard-fought victory over Malawi. Jamaica remain undefeated with the 31-24 victory while Malawi finish Day One of the tournament without a win. In a game

Reigning Fast5 champions New Zealand too good for South Africa

Both teams had a point to prove on the back of both teams losing their opening game of the series, but New Zealand seemed to find their rhythm on the back of some impressive long range shooting and astute defending.

England continue winning start with big win over Malawi

England remain undefeated after two matches in the 2017 Fast5 Netball World Series after a 28-point victory over Malawi. A dominant display from shooters Helen Housby and last year’s MVP Jo Harten powered England to the 43-15 win. England flew

Jamaica defeat Australia in a nail-biting Fast5 contest

Jamaica has started their Fast5 campaign with back-to-back victories after overcoming Australia in a nail-biter. Jamaica walked away victors 26-23 with a strong four-quarter defence showing allowing Jhaniele Fowler-Reid to be a presence under the hoop. “It was. I wouldn’t

Reigning champions New Zealand fall in opening game against England

Perennial Fast5 champions New Zealand have fallen to a well organised England team in both teams’ opening game of the Fast5 series. With both teams shooting incredibly well, it all came down to a stout English defence to make the difference.    Despite not

Jamaica pounce on their power play to secure first win

Jamaica have made the perfect start to their 2017 Fast5 World Series campaign, executing during their power play to defeat South Africa. The Jamaicans used an 18-5 final quarter to come from behind and secure the 37-29 victory. The two

Australia opens Fast5 campaign with a commanding victory over Malawi

Australia has defeated Malawi in the opening game of the 2017 Fast5 Netball World Series at Hisense Arena after a blistering second quarter attack. Australia won 34-21 off the back of an outstanding performance from shooter Gretel Tippett who finished

Fast5 Netball World Series atmosphere like no other

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

Who has the most experienced Fast5 team?

The 2017 Fast5 tournament is finally upon is with some world class athletes ready to grace Hisense Arena and thrill us all. All teams are now in Melbourne and ready to claim that elusive title that New Zealand have a

Melbourne’s Top 10 Attractions

Heading to the Fast5 Netball World Series and want to explore everything Melbourne has to offer? Here are some of the attractions you can visit while you’re in the sporting capital of Australia. MCG Tour and National Sports Museum The

South Africa name Fast5 team

Netball South Africa have announced their team for the upcoming Fast5 Netball World Series at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena, October 28-29. The team will be lead by coach Elsjé Jordaan, with two of the 2016 team returning to represent South Africa.

Fast5 Ferns revealed

Netball New Zealand have announced their team for the upcoming Fast5 Netball World Series at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena, October 28-29. The team will be lead by coach Kiri Wills and captain Storm Purvis, with the Ferns aiming to claim their fifth straight title.

Fast5 Roses named

England Netball have announced their team for the upcoming Fast5 Netball World Series at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena, October 28-29. The team will be lead by coach Tania Obst and captain Ama Agbeze. Five of the 2016 team will return to

Australian Fast5 Team Announced

Netball Australia have named the team who will represent Australia at the Fast5 Netball World Series at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena this October 28 and 29. The team is bolstered by five current Australian Diamonds squad members and four athletes from

Marinkovich named coach of Australia

Netball Australia has announced the appointment of Stacey Marinkovich as Head Coach and Rob Wright and Megan Anderson as Assistant Coaches of the Australian Fast5 Team for the Fast5 Netball World Series in Melbourne, this October. Netball Australia’s Head of

Fast5 Netball World Series to return in October 2017

The Fast5 Netball World Series saw netball take a successful walk on the wild side, with over 11,500 boisterous fans enjoying the action live and 1.4 million* viewers tuning in to the Nine Network across the weekend. With the impressive

AUSTRALIA FALL SHORT BUT FAST5 PROVES A SUCCESS IN MELBOURNE

Almost 6,500 people watched New Zealand claim the Fast5 Netball World Series trophy for the sixth time at Hisense Arena today. Australia had an exceptional run remaining undefeated in all five games but New Zealand proved too strong in the

New Zealand claim Fast5 Netball World Series title

New Zealand has secured their sixth Fast5 Netball World Series title with a 25-point win over Australia. Captain Maria Tutaia stood up in the big moments for her side, as she has done all tournament, scoring 27 of her sides

Malawi scores dream ending

Malawi have put on a spirited performance to secure their highest ever finish in a Fast5 Netball World Series, with a dramatic win against England in the third place playoff. On the back of some strong shooting and smart attacking

Jamaica overcome South Africa in golden goal thriller  

It came right down to the wire in the playoff for fifth in the Fast5 World Series, with scores locked after regular time. Play was extended for one minute of overtime and when the teams still couldn’t be separated, a

Celebrities light up the Fast5 court 

The inaugural Fast5 Netball World Series Celebrity Challenge Cup, featuring the likes of Brendan Fevola, Billy Brownless, Livinia Nixon and Gus Worland, saw an entertaining game of Fast5 netball. ‘Sharni’s Sharp Shooters’ coached by current Diamond Sharni Layton and ‘Brazill’s

England secure spot in third place playoff with victory over Jamaica 

England have booked a spot in the third place playoff against Malawi with a comfortable 13 point win over Jamaica. A dominant second and third quarter from Joanne Harten set up the 32-19 win for England. The shooting from both sides

New Zealand cruise to finals berth with win over Malawi 

Defending champions New Zealand have booked yet another appearance in a Fast5 Netball World Series Grand Final with a convincing win over a spirited Malawi. The power and physical presence of New Zealand proved to be too much for the

Undefeated Aussies book place in final with dominant win over South Africa  

Australia has booked their place in the Fast5 World Series Grand Final, after a convincing win over South Africa. The hosts once again led from the back, with Courtney Bruce not giving the South African shooters an inch of space to

New Zealand bounce back with win over Jamaica

New Zealand have defeated Jamaica by 10 points to claim their third win of the Fast5 World Series. A strong power play seeing New Zealand outscore Jamaica 10-2, sealed a 26-16 win. Sharp shooting from New Zealand captain Maria Tutaia,

Australia remains undefeated with victory over England

Australia has continued their unbeaten run at the Fast5 Netball World Series with a six-point win against England. Both teams’ defences stood tall in a low scoring affair, with the host running out winners 26-20. Despite having more of the

Malawi go back to basics to beat South Africa to open day two

South Africa fell short against rivals Malawi in a well-organised, tactical display from Malawi. Better use of the powerplay made all the difference in the opening game of day two of the Fast5 World Series as Malawi took their second

Australia shine in a thrilling opening day at the Fast5 World Series

An explosive first day at the Fast5 Netball World Series in Melbourne culminated with Australia defeating New Zealand for the first time since 2012 in the modified format. Over 5,000 fans were treated to plenty of excitement on court, as

Australia defeat New Zealand in nail-biter 

Australia have beaten New Zealand in the Fast5 format of the game for the first time since 2011, with a three-point victory. In what was widely regarded as a Grand Final preview, it was Australia who took home bragging rights

South Africa draw with England in thriller 

A stunning three-point supershot in the dying seconds has earnt South Africa a 29-all draw with England. England appeared to have secured the result when Joanne Harten put her side ahead with five seconds remaining, but some slick movement and a well-placed shot

Malawi claim maiden win over Jamaica in dominant display 

End-to-end dominance from Malawi lead them to their first ever Fast5 win over Jamaica and first win of the tournament, thanks largely to 16 goals from 20 attempts shot by Mwai Kumwenda. Jamaica finish Day 1 of the tournament without

New Zealand dominate South Africa to remain undefeated 

New Zealand made full use of the power play as they defeated South Africa by 29 points to win their second game of the Fast5 World Series. South Africa were unable to keep up with New Zealand, who ran away

England bounce back to defeat Malawi 

England have claimed their biggest ever Fast5 netball win over Malawi to bounce back from their earlier defeat at the hands of New Zealand. Malawi’s inaccuracy in front of goal continued, as England made the most of their opportunities in the 43-22 victory. England

Too little too late from Jamaica as Australia cruise to victory  

Jamaica never hit their stride in their second game of the tournament, falling to the home team by 16 points in front of a loud Melbourne crowd. A strong defence was key to Australia’s 35-19 victory in their second game, limiting

New Zealand fend off England for opening win

New Zealand has started their Fast5 campaign with a nail-biting one-point win over England. After a late comeback from England, a close range goal from youngster Te Paea Selby-Rickit with 12 seconds left sealed the win for New Zealand. Long

Jamaica hang on to claim opening victory

Jamaica has held off a fast finishing South African side to claim victory in their opening game of the Fast5 Netball World Series. An even first quarter saw both teams creating plenty of chances, with Jamaica taking a one-point lead

Australia squeeze past inaccurate Malawi in Fast5 Opener

Australia has begun their Fast5 campaign with a one-point win over Malawi, in a thrilling match to open the Fast5 World Series. The home side were calmer and more accurate with the ball, and were fortunate that star Malawi shooter

All eyes are on the Fast5 Netball World Series Prize

The Fast5 Netball World Series hits Australian shores this weekend for the first time, with six nations vying for the illustrious World Title. The event hosted at Hisense Arena on Saturday and Sunday, is a modified version of the game set to

Celebrities prepare for Fast5 action

Some of Australia’s biggest TV and radio personalities will test their skills on the netball court, when they suit up for a Celebrity Fast5 Match to be held at the Fast5 Netball World Series on October 29-30. Current Diamonds Madi

Fast5 World Series to be broadcast in prime time

Australian sports fans can watch the Fast5 Netball World Series live later this month, with the Nine Network announcing they will be broadcasting the entire two-day tournament on GEM. Held at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena from October 29-30, the series will

Top 5 reasons to attend the Fast5 World Series

The Fast5 Netball World Series will be held at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena on October 29-30. We take a look at the top five reasons why you should get your mates together and book your tickets via Ticketek. 1. It’s netball

100 Days to go until the Fast5 Netball World Series!

To celebrate our 100 days to go milestone we caught up with Erin Bell, who co-captained the Australian Fast5 Team in 2014, and asked her what we can all look forward to for the Fast5 Netball World Series this October.

Australian Fast5 Team Coaches Appointed

Netball Australia has announced the re-appointment of Jane Searle and Jane Woodlands-Thompson as Head Coach and Assistant Coach, respectively, of the Australian Fast5 Team for the Fast5 Netball World Series in Melbourne, this October. Netball Australia’s Head of High Performance

Australia new home of Fast5 Netball World Series

The world’s most exciting netball is coming `down under’ after it was announced by the International Netball Federation (INF) that Netball Australia has won the rights to host the Fast5 Netball World Series from 2016 until 2018. The modified version