18 September 2017
ENGLAND STARS LEAD LINE-UPS FOR FAST5 ALL-STARS
A host of England Roses will line-up for their Netball Superleague teams at the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship on Saturday, September 23 at The O2, London.
Franchises have used their two All-Star picks to select huge names such as Helen Housby (Manchester Thunder), Kadeen Corbin (Team Bath), Stacey Francis (Surrey Storm) and George Fisher (Wasps Netball).
The exciting new British Fast5 All-Stars Championship will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and carries a ground-breaking £100,000 prize fund.
Fisher is joined in the Wasps squad by current England team-mate Natalie Haythornthwaite, with Rachel Dunn also selected. Severn Stars have Eleanor Cardwell & Jodie Gibson among their ranks, while Sara Bayman joins Housby in the Manchester Thunder line-up and Loughborough Lightning have Beth Cobden & Natalie Panagarry at their disposal.
Thunder’s Housby said: “I’m super excited to be back in the Black and Yellow, even if it is just for a day. I’m looking forward to seeing some old team mates and coaches and playing at an amazing arena. I’ve never played at The O2 so I can’t wait for that day to come around.”
A number of players recently selected into the England Futures programme will also feature. They are; Rebekah Airey and Vicki Oyesola (Loughborough Lightning), Amy Clinton (Manchester Thunder), Iona Darroch (Severn Stars), Sophie Drakeford-Lewis (Hertfordshire Mavericks) and Josie Huckle and Fran Williams (Wasps Netball).
Introducing exciting new innovations such as a double-point Power Play, 5-point line and 12-minute matches, the British Fast5 All-Stars brings netball back to The O2 and allows teams to include two global All-Star players in their squad.
Tickets for the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship are available now from www.theo2.co.uk and start from just £20 with group tickets available priced from £60 for four adults as the event promotes a fresh new feel for Netball, with fancy dress encouraged to help build a party atmosphere at The O2.