12 May 2017
FIRST FOUR CONFIRMED FOR BRITISH FAST5 ALL-STAR CHAMPIONSHIP
Matchroom Sport are delighted to announce Loughborough Lightning, Wasps Netball, Manchester Thunder and Surrey Storm are the first four teams confirmed to compete at the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship at The O2 on Saturday, September 23.
The current Netball Superleague top four will be joined by four more teams to be announced soon for the showpiece event in London.
The British Fast5 All-Stars Championship will see the eight five-player sides competing in a double elimination group stage for a spot in the semi-finals. The eventual winners will take home £25,000.
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.
Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled to be announcing the current Netball Superleague top four as the first teams confirmed to take part in the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship.
“With £25,000 on offer to the winning team we expected the most fierce competition as we continue netball’s rapid growth by bringing it to centre-stage at The O2 for one all-action afternoon.”
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. VIP Courtside tickets are available for £150 from this website
Matchroom Sport are the world-renowned sports promotional company behind PDC darts, World Snooker and has a wide stable of boxing talent including World champions such as Anthony Joshua, Kell Brook and Tony Bellew. The company has over 30 years of experience in sports promotion and currently operates across 11 sports, most recently adding the World Cup of Gymnastics to its expanding portfolio.