The FAST5 Netball World Series (FAST5 NWS) is an international competition based on the netball’s newest format Fast5.
FAST5 is netball like you’ve never seen before; featuring dynamic rules changes including five players a side, shorter quarters, power plays and super shots.
The Netball World Series features the world’s best, with teams from Australia, England, Fiji, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Samoa, South Africa and Uganda having played in the series so far.
The Series was first held in England from 2009-2011 and the game played was called Fast Net, this evolved into FAST5 in 2012.
About FAST5 NWS 2022-2024
In 2021, Netball Netball New Zealand were awarded the right by World Netball to host the FAST5 Netball World Series from 2022 – 2024.
The 2022 event was played in Christchurch at the Christchurch Arena, and then 2023 event will also be played in Christchurch.
In 2022, the world’s top-ranked six teams were invited to play the fast-moving condensed version of the game from the 5th-6th November. This included the hosts New Zealand, Australia, Jamaica, England, South Africa and Uganda. This was the first time Uganda had been invited to compete in the event.
Australia were crowned champions of the event, after beating South Africa 34 – 20 in the final. To read a full recap of the event, click here.
In 2022, for the first time there was also a men’s FAST5 Netball World Series. This was the first time men competed in a World Netball event, and the teams involved were New Zealand, Australia and England.
New Zealand Men were crowned the inaugural winners, after beating Australia Men 25 – 29 in the final.
Previous Netball World Series
|Year||Game Format||Location||Winner||Runner Up||Third Place||No of Teams|
|2022||Fast5||Christchurch, New Zealand||Australia||South Africa||New Zealand||6|
|2018||Fast5||Melbourne, Australia||New Zealand||Jamaica||Australia||6|
|2016||Fast5||Melbourne, Australia||New Zealand||Australia||Malawi||6|
|2014||Fast5||Auckland, New Zealand||New Zealand||Australia||England||6|
|2013||Fast5||Auckland, New Zealand||New Zealand||Australia||Jamaica||6|
|2012||Fast5||Auckland, New Zealand||New Zealand||England||South Africa||6|
|2011||FastNet||Liverpool, England||England||New Zealand||Australia||6|
|2010||FastNet||Liverpool, England||New Zealand||England||Jamaica||6|
|2009||FastNet||Manchester, England||New Zealand||Jamaica||Australia||6|