England Netball is delighted to announce that Australia and New Zealand are the destinations for an autumn tour this October. Following this the England Fives will take part in the Fast5 Netball World Series in November.
They head Down Under to play the Australian Diamonds in Bendigo on 19th October, and in Canberra on 22nd October, before crossing the Tasman Sea to play the Silver Ferns in Rotorua on 28th October and in Palmerston North on 31st October.
Following squad selections in September, England hope to replicate the form of their whitewash against Australia in the International Netball Series in 2013 and will be hoping to bounce back from their 49-32 goal defeat against the Silver Ferns in the Tri Series earlier this year.
These fixtures against these top two ranked nations will be a fantastic chance for the three teams to compete before the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney.
The fixture details for the Autumn tour are as follows:
Sunday 19th October – Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo
Wednesday 22nd October - AIS Arena, Canberra
New Zealand Tour
Tuesday 28th October – Energy Events Centre, Rotorua
Friday 31st October – Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North Fast5 Netball World Series