The British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship to return for 2018 edition
By Sky Sports Netball
Last Updated: 07/02/18 5:41pm
The British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship will return on Saturday, October 13 at the Copper Box Arena in London.
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.
The best of British netball will again be showcased by the tournament in 2018. Defending champions Loughborough Lightning will return, to be joined by the top seven teams from the 2018 Netball Superleague.
Matchroom Sport chairman Barry Hearn said: "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 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."
The Netball Superleague returns on Saturday, live on Sky Sports from 6.45pm, when Wasps play Surrey Storm at the Ricoh Arena.
The regular season league home and away matches run from February to June, culminating in semi-finals and a Grand Final to determine the league champion.