26 Nov 2011

Netball New Zealand to host Fastnet champs

11:34 am on 26 November 2011

The International Federation of Netball Associations and Netball New Zealand has confirmed New Zealand has been awarded the right to host the World Fastnet Netball Series for a three-year term.

The first event will be held in November 2012.

NNZ Chief Executive Raelene Castle says it's exciting for NNZ to have the opportunity to host another world event.

The World Fastnet Series is one of two official IFNA international competitions.

It's a 'short-form' netball game and it is played as a round robin, over four days, by the top six nations in the world rankings.

The event has been played in the United Kingdom over the past three years and has developed as a compelling new version of the game.

Fastnet is played with different rules including rolling substitutions, six-minute quarters, two-point shoots from outside the circle and power play quarters.

The Fastnet Ferns are currently defending their world title in Liverpool.