Lightning’s Clark and Panagarry selected for latest England Roses campaign

Ella Clark playing netball

England Netball have today announced their line-ups for their upcoming Fast 5 World Series and Autumn Test Series, which includes Lightning stars Natalie Panagarry and Ella Clark.

Taking place in Melbourne in October, the England Roses will be looking to defend their title at the Fast5 World Netball Series after defeating Jamaica 34-29 last year to be crowned champions.

The Roses will first travel to Jamaica to face Commonwealth Games bronze medallists The Sunshine Girls in a three-match test series. Having recently moved into a #2 world ranking after claiming gold in the last minute of the Commonwealth Games final, the Roses will be looking to prove their dominance in world netball against a classy and up and coming side, which includes 2017 Lightning defender Shamera Sterling.

Having missed out on most of England’s play last year due to injury, Clark is eager to don the red dress and prove her place in the national side. Of her selection she said:

“It’s always an honour to represent your country and after missing out on the Commonwealth Games I can’t wait to get back out on court with my international teammates. The two competitions will pose very different challenges but I hope to contribute in both formats.”

Clark and Panagarry have three and six England caps respectively and will hope to stake a claim for a place in the England Squad for the impending World Cup which takes place in Liverpool in July 2019.

The team will be in action on the following dates (placing matches tbc) – all times are BST.

You can follow the England Roses on tour via the official Twitter account and watch every single match LIVE exclusively on Sky Sports.

Fast5 Netball World Series 2018


Match Start

Team One

Team Two


Sat 27th Oct – 5:15am

New Zealand



Sat 27th Oct – 6:45am




Sat 27th Oct – 9:00am


South Africa


Sun 28th Oct – 2:00am




Sun 28th Oct – 5:00am



2018 Sunshine Series

Venue - National Indoor Sports Centre, Kingston

  • Game 1, Fri 12th Oct – 1:00am
  • Game 2, Sun 14th Oct – 12:00am
  • Game 3, Tue 16th Oct – 12:30am