Fast5 Netball World Series returns to New Zealand shores from 2022 to 2024
“New Zealanders are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable netball fans in the world and I think it is appropriate to see our fun and festive tournament return to New Zealand at this time,” she said. declared.
“The Fast5 Netball World Series have been an incredible success and a strong following and we look forward to seeing this growth continue over the next three editions.”
Fast5 is a modified version of the game featuring multi-point shots, two-point power play, five-side-side and shortened quarterbacks.
The Fast5 Ferns have dominated world competition since 2009, winning seven titles.
Netball NZ boss Jennie Wyllie says she is thrilled to welcome Fast5 and looks forward to welcoming some of the game’s best international players to New Zealand.
“We are really delighted to host this fast-paced tournament once again – it is a true celebration of netball, on and off the field,” she said.
“Due to COVID-19, there have been challenges with the delivery of netball recently, so what better way to welcome the return of the Fast5 athletes than by hosting this event and welcoming the world’s best netball players to our coasts.
“There is a party atmosphere with this tournament, and I know it is an extremely popular event with athletes and spectators.
“Having a city as great as Christchurch to host the international netball event and having the tremendous support Canterbury has made it the perfect place to bring Fast5 back to New Zealand. “