TEAM NORTHUMBRIA COMPLETE BRITISH FAST5 ALL-STARS CHAMPIONSHIP LINE-UP

Team Northumbria are the final side to join the line-up of Netball Superleague teams who will compete in the inaugural British Fast5 All-Stars Championship at The O2, London on Saturday, September 23.

The British Fast5 All-Stars Championship carries a ground-breaking £100,000 prize fund will see 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.

“We are delighted to be competing in the inaugural Fast5 All-Stars Championships,” said Sue Vout, Franchise Director.

“Our players are very much looking forward to playing at The O2 in front of such a large crowd. We have had tremendous support from our fans across the North East of England this year and we really hope that as many of them as possible will join us at this exciting high-profile event.”

The complete eight-team line up is:

• Hertfordshire Mavericks
• Loughborough Lightning
• Manchester Thunder
• Severn Stars
• Surrey Storm
• Team Bath
• Team Northumbria
• Wasps Netball

Barry Hearn, chairman of promoters Matchroom Sport, added: “We are delighted to have confirmed Team Northumbria will take part in the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship in September.

“Netball is growing at a rapid rate and we hope this exciting new event will continue that push. We’re bringing the best British sides to The O2 for one huge event with some exciting twists which will add a new dimension to the sport.”

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 www.fast5allstars.com.

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.