New South Wales representatives and former Club teammates Paige Hadley and Susan Pettitt have been named in a star-studded Australian Fast5 Flyers to contest the Fast5 Netball World Series in Melbourne this October.
The duo are part of a 10-player team named by Netball Australia over the weekend, which includes six current Australian Diamonds squad members, that will contest the tournament at Hisense Arena, 29-30 October.
“We have selected a strong team, boasting impressive talent and versatile combinations, our players are primed and ready to take on the world,” said Australian Fast5 coach, Jane Searle.
“The Diamonds are reigning Commonwealth Games and Netball World Cup gold medallists and we are working to join them as Fast5 Netball World Series gold medallists.”
In this year’s tournament Australia will take on the world’s best netballing nations; New Zealand, England, Jamaica, Malawi and South Africa.
“We can’t wait to play host to the Fast5 Netball World Series this year,” said Netball Australia Chief Executive, Kate Palmer.
“This year is the first opportunity for fans to witness netball’s newest format on Australian soil, with two massive days of competition.
“Hisense Arena will come to life, with electrifying netball and entertainment, that will have fans on the edge of their seats.”
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.
The event offers more than just fast-paced on-court action, bringing dazzling light shows, pumping music and delicious food and drinks to Hisense Arena.
General admission tickets for this year’s Fast5 Netball World Series are available now 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.
Australian Fast5 Team:
Erin Bell (NSW, 29)
Courtney Bruce (WA, 22)
Paige Hadley (NSW, 24)*
Kate Moloney (VIC, 23)
Caitlyn Nevins (VIC, 29)*
Susan Pettitt (NSW, 32)*
Kate Shimmin (SA, 24)
Caitlin Thwaites (VIC, 29)*
Gretel Tippett (QLD, 23)*
Jo Weston (VIC, 22)*
*denotes current Australian Diamonds squad member