Netball NSW will be well represented at the Fast5 Netball World Series later this year with five NSW representatives set to wear the Green & Gold.
Ash Brazill, Paige Hadley and Sam Poolman have been selected in the 10-player team, with Netball Australia confirming Swifts coaching duo Megan Anderson and Rob Wright as co-Assistant Coaches earlier this year.
Joining the NSW trio will be Hadley’s NSW Swifts teammate Maddy Turner in the side, with Swifts defender Sarah Klau also named as a Reserve player.
Five current Australian Diamonds squad members have been included in the announcement, as well as four athletes returning from the 2016 Australian Fast5 team which claimed the Silver Medal.
“Suncorp Super Netball has shown the depth of talent in Australian netball, so we were spoiled for choice when selecting the Australian Fast5 team,” newly-appointed Australian Fast5 coach Stacey Marinkovich said.
“We have selected a strong team with a variety of combinations that will suit the Fast5 format. We’re ready to bring our best game and push for that gold medal.”
The Fast5 Netball World Series will be held at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena from 28-29 October, which will see Australia take on the world’s best netballing nations; New Zealand, England, Jamaica, Malawi and South Africa.
“Following the success of last year’s event, we can’t wait to bring the Fast5 Netball World Series back to Hisense Arena in October,” said Netball Australia Chief Executive Officer, Marne Fechner.
“11,500 fans attended and over 1.4 million viewers tuned in to the Nine Network’s broadcast across the 2016 event, witnessing electrifying netball and entertainment. We’re excited to do it all again.”
All six teams will play six 24 minute games across the two-day series, each team will feature on both days of competition and finals will be held on Sunday.
Fast5 netball features dynamic rules changes, including; five players-a-side, shortened quarters, multiple point shots and double point power plays.
General admission tickets for this year’s Fast5 Netball World Series will be available on Monday 24 July 24 via Ticketek. Fan Packages are also available for purchase and are designed to give fans the ultimate Fast5 Netball World Series experience.
For more information, visit www.fast5worldseries.com.au.
2017 Australian Fast5 Team
Ash BRAZILL (NSW, Collingwood Magpies)
Paige HADLEY (NSW, Swifts)
Emily MANNIX (VIC, Vixens)
Nat MEDHURST (SA, Fever)
Kate MOLONEY (VIC, Vixens)
Tegan PHILIP (VIC, Vixens)
Sam POOLMAN (NSW, GIANTS)
Kate SHIMMIN (SA, Thunderbirds)
Gretel TIPPETT (QLD, Firebirds)
Maddy TURNER (SA, Swifts)
Sarah KLAU (SA, Swifts)
Caitlyn NEVINS (VIC, Firebirds)
Kaylia STANTON (WA, Fever)
Head Coach: Stacey Marinkovich (WA, Fever)
Assistant Coaches: Megan Anderson (NSW, Swifts) and Rob Wright (NSW, Swifts)