Category: FAST5

Australia beat SA to win FAST5 Series title

Australia won a first-ever FAST5 Netball World Series title after beating South Africa 34-20 in the Grand Final in Christchurch. Third place went to hosts New Zealand.

The netball community revelled in the return of the shortened version of the game with a vibrant and colourful two days of competition as all teams, after a three-year hiatus, enjoyed the mix of intense rivalry along with the light-hearted nature of the event.

A largely unknown and young team, South Africa delivered a close and tight first half before Australia put their foot down with a dominant second half.

Playing their best netball of the tournament, the New Zealand secured the bronze medal with a 39-25 win over England.

Uganda, showing their growing stature in world netball, and who quickly became crowd favourites, signed off in style when cementing fifth spot at their first-ever experience of FAST5 netball with a 32-10 win over Jamaica.


Australia unbeaten on day 1 of FAST5 Series

Australia won both their matches on the opening day of the FAST5 Netball World Series in Christchurch on Saturday. They beat Jamaica and then saw off South Africa. The Proteas won two of their three matches, as did England, while hosts New Zealand won one of their two games.


Australia 39 Jamaica 15
Australia 25 South Africa 19
South Africa 32 England 26
South Africa 28 Jamaica 27
Uganda 33 Jamaica 22
New Zealand 49 Uganda 32
England 32 New Zealand 31
England 38 Uganda 34

Australia 29 England 20
Australia 31 New Zealand 24