Vitality Roses set for FAST5 Netball World Series

The Vitality Roses' FAST5 squad and staff team on court at the Wolfbrook Arena in New Zealand with Amy Tilley, England Netball’s Head of Super League and Major Events

Razia Quashie will lead the Vitality Roses as captain at the FAST5 Netball World Series in Christchurch, New Zealand from 11-12 November with UK-based fans able to watch via NetballPass.

The defender has been named in her first England squad since 2020, returning to the fold after an impressive 2023 Netball Super League campaign with Saracens Mavericks that followed a couple of seasons cut short by an Achilles injury.

Quashie will be supported by vice-captain Paige Reed, who is making her second trip as a senior Rose to New Zealand after competing in last year’s FAST5.

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The team have been gearing up for the event in New Zealand over the last week with Taylor McKevitt taking fans behind the scenes and closer to the action on TikTok.

England, who finished fourth last year, will come up against the other sides ranked in the world’s top six nations: New Zealand, Australia, Jamaica, South Africa and Malawi.

The six teams will go head-to-head in preliminary matches before competing for final placings on the last day.

The Vitality Roses will get their competition underway at 1am UK time on Saturday 11 November against South Africa and tournament streaming passes for UK viewers are just £9.99 GPB for the whole weekend. These are available to purchase now on www.NetballPass.com.

FAST5 is a shorter, faster-paced version of the game with five players on each side.

Saturday 11 November (all UK times)
  • 01:00 – England vs. South Africa
  • 04:15 – New Zealand vs. England
  • 06:30 – England vs. Malawi
  • 23:00 – Jamaica vs. England
Sunday 12 November (all UK times)
  • 02:00 – Australia vs. England
  • From 05:20 – placings matches

 

World Netball and Netball New Zealand have announced that NetballPass will be the home of the FAST5 NWS 2023, in countries where broadcast rights* have not been sold, making the fast, fun, fierce, event available to all.

Tournament passes for the event are just £9.99 GPB and are available now on www.NetballPass.com.

*Broadcast rights have been sold in Australia, the Caribbean, New Zealand and South Africa. Matches will NOT be available on NetballPass in these countries and Regions.

Name Franchise Position
Ella Bowen Manchester Thunder GD, GK
Ashleigh Dekker Severn Stars C
Taylor McKevitt Manchester Thunder C
Berri Neil London Pulse GA, GS
Vicki Oyesola Saracens Mavericks GD, GK
Jayda Pechova Team Bath GK, GD
Razia Quashie Saracens Mavericks GK, GD
Ellie Rattu Saracens Mavericks C
Paige Reed Manchester Thunder GS, GA
Emma Thacker Saracens Mavericks GA, GS

Vitality Roses Assistant Coach Sonia Mkoloma will lead the coaching and staff team with Jo Harten as her assistant.

Speaking ahead of the competition, Mkoloma said: “The squad is made up of a lot of talent and I think for these girls, it’s a great opportunity, especially moving forwards to the international competition coming up.

“What’s been good is a lot of these girls have come off the back of the New Zealand series and we’ve then got some FAST5 favourites who have been here and done it before.

“For us, the aim is to be in the final.”

For more information about FAST5, visit their website.

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