5 Reasons Why……You MUST NOT miss The British Fast5 Netball All-Stars – 13th October 2018
Fast5 Netball returns to London as The British Fast5 Netball All-Stars hits the Copper Box Arena on Saturday, October 13 2018 – it looks to be awesome! The best of British netball will again be showcased along with the announcement of some HUGE names from International netball!
Defending champions Loughborough Lightning will be challenged by Wasps Netball, Manchester Thunder, Team Bath, benecosMavericks, Severn Stars, Surrey Storm and UWS Sirens – and it is not just pride and on the line – winner takes £25,000 all the way to bank!
Fast5 will be exactly as the name suggests – FAST and just 5 players on court per team!
But why is the 2018 British Fast5 Netball All-Stars not to be missed…
1. International Superstar, All-Stars!
In July 2018, Sharni Leyton – the Australian Powerhouse who brought fierce, fun and honesty to the netball court as well as unbelievable talent retired from both domestic and international netball. The netball world were devastated that we would no longer be able to watch this unique talent take the court…..but Sharni wouldn’t leave before saying goodbye and Fast5’s will be the perfect showcase!
Sharni will take the court for Surrey Storm and you will likely hear her before you see her as she spurs on her team and enjoys her final netball run-out. Sharni will be joined by:
Cat Tuivaiti – Ex NZ International and Adelaide Thunderbirds – taking the court for UWS Sirens.
Ashleigh Brazill – Aussie Diamond, Magpies Netballer and AFL Player – will be donning the Severn Stars dress (so good Ash plays two sports!)
Kiwi Duo of Anna Thompson and Te Huinga Reo Shelby Rickit will be bring the Manchester Thunder to the tournament.
Super Netball Grand Finalist and England Superstar Stacey Francis will be swapping the Green for the Blue and Gold of TeamBath.
Do I need to list anymore??? The chance to see all of these players take to the court with our Super League favourites – go buy those tickets!
2. Five Players – No Wings!
If you are a team that’s fast on the break – this is a game for you! No wings means players are on the move more, create faster attacking plays and there is the opportunity for more flying interceptions. So basically its pretty spectacular to watch as this is not a possession game – it is a chance to showboat – and who doesn’t love a showboat!
3. The Fast and the Furious – Coaches are in total control!
We have all seen the ‘sprained finger’ that needs iced and sudden limp which requires substitution when a team are on a bad run in the third quarter – but there is no need for the Oscar worthy performances in Fast5. On October 13th – Roll on Subs! As many changes – whenever the coach wants! So there is no one getting tired, no drop in pace and if you don’t bring it, you are off!
4. The Long Bomb – All about the Shooters!
We have all heard the roar of the crowd when a 3-pointer lands in the last second of a basketball game – but what if you could score a 5 pointer? Well you can in Fast 5! You can score 1, 3 and 5 points – which means shooters mean business! We don’t want safe here – we want flair!!
5. Golden Buzzer – The fight for the buzzer!
So shooters can score 1,3,5 points – but did I mention they can be doubled in POWER PLAY?
Each team has the ability to double their points for a 2 minute period of play.
This must be used during the first 10 mins of play and can’t be used if the other team is in a period of power play. It is all about the tactics of the coach and the race to the buzzer (as long as they remember to press it…)
Get yourself to the Copper Box for an amazing event – but if you can’t make it – catch it on Sky Sports – 13th October 2018.