The time is almost upon us! The England Fives squad, along with five other nations are in Melbourne and ready for the start of the 2016 Fast5 Netball World Series.
We’ll face hosts Australia, reigning champions New Zealand, Jamaica, Malawi and South Africa across the two-day competition.
Here we’ll bring you all the finer details of when you can see our girls in power play and super shot action!
Every single game will be televised by Sky Sports on their newest channel Sky Sports Mix from 3.30am-10.30am on Saturday and from 1am-9.30am on Sunday – but when can we watch England Fives?!
On Saturday morning, we’ll be setting our alarms to get up bright and early to watch England in action against New Zealand at 5.15am with a quick turnaround to face Malawi at 6.45am.
After a small break, England will once again take to court against South Africa at 9am.
For England fans, this weekend could consist of a string of afternoon naps as we’ll be getting up at 2am to support them against Australia on Sunday.
It’s then a preview of next month’s Vitality Netball International Series as we take on Jamaica at 5am.
The tournament culminates in a fifth place play-off at 6.45am, third place play-off at 7.35am and the showpiece Gold medal match at 8.25am where we’ll see who’ll be crowned the 2016 champions!
Here’s a reminder of the England squad taking to court at the Hisense Arena, Melbourne:
Ama Agbeze (c), Eleanor Cardwell, Beth Cobden, Kadeen Corbin, Leah Kennedy, Joanne Harten, Helen Housby, Laura Malcolm, Geva Mentor, Natalie Panagarry
England Fives Fast5 Fixture Schedule
Saturday 29 October:
V New Zealand @ 05:15
V Malawi @ 06:45
V South Africa @ 09:00
Sunday 30 October:
V Australia @ 02:00
V Jamaica @ 05:00
5th place play-off @ 06:45
3rd place play-off @ 07:35
Gold medal match @ 08:25
You can find the official event schedule here.
You can also follow England Netball on Twitter and on Facebook for updates on all the action!
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