Stars to hit the court for FAST5 Ferns
Friday 23 September, 2016
The FAST5 Ferns will be eyeing off a fourth straight title when they hit the court in the Fast5 World Netball Series in Melbourne on October 29-30.
Maria Tutaia will captain the 10-strong team, which includes many of New Zealand’s brightest young stars, including recent international debutants Maia Wilson, Te Paea Selby-Rickit and Storm Purvis.
NZ U21 team and Silver Ferns Development squad coach, Kiri Wills will take the reins of this line-up saying fans will be excited by the brand of Netball they’ll bring.
“Fast5 is an exciting brand of Netball, one that encourages flair and speed, and that’s exactly how we’ll be aiming to play,” Wills said.
“We are bringing an exciting team to Melbourne; one that I’m sure the fans will love watching and will bring plenty of enthusiasm and fun to the court.
“For some of these players, they’re at the start of their international careers and what better way to gain a taste of playing at this level than at the Fast5 World Netball Series.”
The FAST5 Ferns have been victorious on five of the six occasions the event has been held (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014), with England the only other team to taste victory in 2011. The event was not held in 2015 due to the Netball World Cup.
The Fast5 Netball World Series will, for the first time, be played in Melbourne from October 29-30, 2016.
FAST5 Ferns team
Te Paea Selby-Rickit
Maria Tutaia – captain