Already missing the Vitality Netball Superleague? There are less than three months to go until you can see eight of the teams in action at the British Fast5 All Stars Championship.
The best of British netball will again be showcased by the tournament on Saturday 13th October (1-6pm) at the Copper Box Arena. Fast5 defending champions Loughborough Lightning will return, to be joined by the top seven teams from the 2018 Vitality Netball Superleague.
The inaugural Fast5 All-Stars took place last September, when international all-star Renske Stoltz helped lead Loughborough Lightning to the title and £25,000 first prize. The South African collected the MVP award after taking full advantage of the tournament’s Golden Buzzer Power Play and five-point line to guide Lightning to a pulsating 35-33 success over Team Bath in the final.
Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “The first British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship was a tremendous success and we are delighted that the tournament will return in October.
“Last year’s All-Stars saw Sky Sports bring in their highest ever viewing figures for netball and the feedback from those watching and the many who attended the event was overwhelmingly positive and it is exciting for netball that the Fast5 All-Stars will take place again this autumn.
“Loughborough Lightning really bought into the concept and it was fitting that one of their All-Star players Renske Stoltz collected the MVP award. The tournament is a great opportunity for Superleague teams and players to showcase their skills on a huge stage and take home a share of the record-breaking £100,000 prize fund.”
England Netball CEO Joanna Adams, added: “The inaugural Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship was a fantastic spectacle and we can’t wait for the Superleague teams to show off their skill, athleticism and flair in the 2018 edition.
“The buzz that was created around the event shows that there is a real thirst for this format of the game and with the England Roses winning the international version in October, our fans can expect to see our players showcase the talent that took us to the top.
“We thank Matchroom Sport for their continued commitment to the sport and look forward to developing our partnership further with the second staging of this tournament.”
Tickets for the 2018 British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship will be available via www.fast5allstars.co.uk with tickets priced at £20, £30 and £40 with courtside hospitality tickets available at £99. Under 18s receive 50% off tickets, excluding courtside hospitality. Family and group discounts will be available.