Australia’s brightest up and coming athletes will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience on the world stage with Diamonds coach, Norma Plummer, selecting 12 of Australia’s most promising players for the World Netball Series.
Australian FastNet Team. In an exciting move for Australian netball development, the Australian team sent to the World Netball Series held in November in Liverpool, England, will be made up of emerging athletes identified by the national selection panel, to be known as the Australian FastNet Team. The squad includes Kate Beveridge, Amy Steel and Madison Browne who narrowly missed the Diamonds Commonwealth Games team as well as emerging talents, National Netball Championship dual MVPs, from the 2010 AIS program Chanel Gomes and April Letton. The team will attend a camp at the AIS from October 27-31 before departing for Liverpool. The World Netball Series will be held at the Echo Arena, Liverpool from 19-21 November 2010.
Top international countries. FastNet first entered netball’s international calendar last year and brings together six of the top netball nations in the world to compete in a quicker-modified version of the game. It includes innovative rule changes such as rolling substitutions, shooting from outside the goal circle and power plays. Teams competing are: Australia, New Zealand, England, Jamaica, Malawi and South Africa. FastNet games are not considered Test caps.
2011 Australian FastNet Team
Caitlin Bassett – West Coast Fever (WA)
Emily Beaton – Adelaide Thunderbirds (SA)
Erin Bell – Adelaide Thunderbirds (NSW)
Kate Beveridge – Melbourne Vixens (WA)
Shae Bolton – West Coast Fever (VIC)
Ashleigh Brazill – NSW Swifts (NSW)
Madison Browne – Melbourne Vixens (VIC)
Tegan Caldwell – Melbourne Vixens (VIC)
Chanel Gomes – AIS (QLD)
Sharni Layton – Adelaide Thunderbirds (VIC)
April Letton – AIS (NSW)
Amy Steel – Queensland Firebirds (VIC)
World Netball Series Rules
- Matches will be 4 x 6 minutes with 3 x 2 minutes breaks.
- 7 players on court, 5 on the bench
- Rolling Substitutions i.e. no stoppages; unlimited number of substitutions per team per quarter. There will be a designated box at each transverse line, opposite the Official Bench where players shall wait holding up the position of the player to be substituted. Players from either team may wait in either box.
- After a goal is scored, the game restarts from the centre in favour of the team conceding.
- There will be alternative centre passes at the beginning of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter.
- There is no whistle after a goal is scored.
- Coaches will be allowed to coach from the sideline, only in front of their bench. The area will be marked out. The third umpire will monitor.
- Each team will elect one quarter as a Power Play when any goals they score will be doubled.
- Shooters may shoot from outside of the circle, all successful goals will be worth double i.e. 2 goals. In a power play this could escalate to 4 goals.
- The umpire will signal by raising one hand for one goal and two hands for two goals
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