World Netball Series, the thrilling showcase competition for the world’s most important women’s team sport, will be coming to Auckland, New Zealand, in November 2012. The International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) today announced that Netball New Zealand has been awarded the right to host the three-day competition from 9-11 November. The tournament will take place at the superb Vector Arena in Auckland.
The top six netball teams in the world, by IFNA ranking, will compete in the Fast Net format which is fast, furious and fun. Fast Net, developed by IFNA in collaboration with the best teams in the world, is a high-speed, high-octane variant on the traditional game. Since its launch in 2009 it has proved a hit with players and spectators, including an international TV audience.
The Honourable Molly Rhone, President of IFNA, said:
“I am delighted to confirm that next year’s competition will be held at the Vector Arena in Auckland. New Zealand loves netball and will be excellent hosts for this thrilling competition. We are really looking forward to bringing Fast Net to Auckland next November. The Fast Net Ferns have won World Netball Series in 2009 and 20I0 and will be keen to regain the title in 2012.”
Further information relating to the event will be released by Netball New Zealand.