Preview: 2021 British Fast5 All Stars

A HUGE Saturday of British Fast5 Netball All Stars action is on its way, with eight Vitality Netball Superleague franchises set to fight it out for the elusive Fast5 title. With the 2020 tournament cancelled due to continued lockdowns, the one-day event is sure to set tongues wagging this year with plenty of enticing matchups across the competition.

Reigning Fast5 premiers Loughborough Lightning will open proceedings against the rapidly improving Strathclyde Sirens, with the Mavericks and Wasps, Manchester Thunder and Leeds Rhinos, and Team Bath and London Pulse following suit. For both the Rhinos and Pulse, this will be their first time participating in the event, while all eight teams will showcase their new-look – albeit smaller than usual – squads following the conclusion of the VNSL signing period two weeks ago.

Expect all eight franchises to come out with a point to prove in the fourth edition of the fan favourite event, with plenty of exciting faces set to participate. While this edition will unfortunately see less international “all-stars” from alternate competitions around the world, if the closeness of the 2021 VNSL is anything to go by, the 13-match day of netball action will provide plenty of intrigue and big moments.

UK fans can watch via Sky Sports and YouTube livestream with the competition accessible in New Zealand via Sky Network, and Australian viewers granted their first opportunity to see the event live on Fox Sports and Kayo as the country’s new netball broadcast deal comes into play. See full international viewership details HERE.


Leeds Rhinos: Amy Clinton, Sigi Burger, Rhea Dixon, Sienna Rushton, Amelia Hall, Emily Hollingworth, Lydia Walker, Rebekah Airey, Tuaine Keenan, Paige Kindred

London Pulse: Funmi Fadoju, Ashleigh Dekker, Berri Neal, Ellie Rattu, Jasmin Odeogberin, Kira Rothwell, Lindsay Keable, Olivia Tchine, Paige Reed, Alicia Scholes

Loughborough Lightning: Mary Cholhok, Ella Clark, Beth Cobden, Alice Harvey, Hannah Joseph, Suzie Liverseidge, Nat Panagarry, Emma Thacker, Zan Vimbela, Fran Williams

Manchester Thunder: Caroline O’Hanlon, Ellie Cardwell, Emma Rayner, Harriet Jones, Kerry Almond, Lois Pearson, Millie Sanders, Ruby Parker, Simone Rabie, Yasmin Roebuck

Saracens Mavericks: Aliyah Zaranyika, Bella Baylis, Beth Ecuyer-Dale, Britney Clarke, Chloe Essam, Georgia Lees, Jameela McCarthy, Jodie Gibson, Kadeen Corbin, Sasha Corbin

Strathclyde Sirens: Emma Barrie, Bethan Goodwin, Niamh McCall, Beth Dix, Gia Abernethy, Taylor McKevitt, Claire Maxwell, Emily Nicholl, Abby Tyrrell, Rachel Conway

Team Bath: Imogen Allison, Betsy Creak, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Layla Guscoth, Kirsty Harris, Lucy Herdman, Molly Hole, Lily Jones, Tash Pavelin, Jess Shaw

Wasps Netball: Rachel Dunn, Gezelle Davies, Iona Christian, Ella Powell-Davies, Caroline Tarnowski, Christina Shaw, Lauren Nicholls, Leah Goss, Lucy Parize, Rachael Fee


2021 British Fast5 Netball All Stars

Saturday, October 30 @ 1pm-6pm (11pm Saturday-4am Sunday, October 31, AEDT)

Copper Box Arena, London


+ Regular netball rules with some key changes

– Five-a-side teams – no wings

– 12-minute matches

– Unlimited rolling subs

– Three shooting zones – single, double and five-point lines

– Golden Buzzer power play – double points

Fast5 Netball All-Stars Group Fixtures:

Match 1: Loughborough Lightning vs Strathclyde Sirens

Match 2: Saracens Mavericks vs Wasps

Match 3: Manchester Thunder vs Leeds Rhinos

Match 4: Team Bath vs London Pulse

Match 5: Winner 1 vs Winner 2 | Winner advances to semi-final 2

Match 6: Winner 3 vs Winner 4 | Winner advances to semi-final 1

Match 7: Loser Match 1 vs. Loser Match 2

Match 8: Loser Match 3 vs. Loser Match 4

Match 9: Loser Match 5 vs. Winner Match 7 | Winner advances to semi-final 1

Match 10: Loser Match 6 vs. Winner Match 8 | Winner advances to semi-final 2

Match 11: Winner Match 6 vs Winner Match 9

Match 12: Winner Match 5 vs Winner Match 10

Match 13: Final

Picture credit: Loughborough University

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