S is for… Squad. Introducing Strathclyde Sirens Fast5s team
10th October 2018
Newly named Strathclyde Sirens will compete in their debut British Fast5s All-Stars tournament on 13th October, and it’s incredibly exciting that the team’s two All-Stars players, Cat Tuivaiti and Gia Abernethy, will continue to compete for Strathclyde Sirens throughout the whole 2019 VNSL campaign.
The competition will grant superfans the opportunity to see Tuivaiti and Abernethy in action for the first time at the Copperbox Arena in London. They will be joined by the formidable attacking force that is Captain Claire Maxwell, Bethan Goodwin, Nicola McCleery and Kelly Boyle. Lynsey Gallagher will sport the Sirens dress again for this competition, and defending trio Emily Nicholl, Ella Gibbons and Hayley Mulheron will also battle it out on the Fast5s court.
Head Coach Gail Parata said: “The Strathclyde Sirens are looking forward to participating in our first British Fast5s. We are on a fast learning curve with strategies and tactics to ensure that we are ready to compete. The experience of our Scottish athletes whom have competed in the previous Fast 5s for other teams and also Cathrine Tuivaiti and Gia Abernethy whom are now here will prove valuable in preparing us for an exciting and memorable British Fast5s.”
Strathclyde Sirens, benecosMavericks, Loughborough Lightning, Manchester Thunder, Severn Stars, Surrey Storm, Team Bath and Wasps Netball will all compete for the £25,000 prize. The fast-paced format is comprised of a double elimination group-stage, with four of the eight teams advancing to the semi-finals. Each match lasts around 12 minutes, featuring an all-star 5-point line and a Golden Buzzer Power Play, giving teams the chance to score multiple point shots.
Grab your tickets to watch Strathclyde Sirens in Fast5s action for the first time at www.fast5allstars.com.