England Netball

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 2017 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 Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Arena from 3.30am-10.30am on Saturday and from 1am-9.30am on Sunday – but when can we watch England Fives?!

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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. It’s then a preview of next month’s Vitality Netball International Series as we take on 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. England then face Jamaica at 5am at the Hisense Arena.

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 2017 champions!

Here’s a reminder of the England squad taking to court:

Ama Agbeze (Captain), Joanne Harten (Vice-Captain), Beth Cobden, Rachel Dunn, Serena Guthrie, Natalie Haythornthwaite, Helen Housby, Gabriella Marshall, Geva Mentor, Natalie Panagarry

England Fives Fast5 Fixture Schedule (All times in BST/GMT)

Saturday 28th October (BST):

New Zealand v England, 5:15am

England v Malawi, 6:45am

England v South Africa, 9am

Sunday 29th October (GMT):

Australia v England, 2am

England v Jamaica, 5am

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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