Strathclyde Sirens Compete in their Debut British Fast5s All-Stars Championship
15th October 2018
Strathclyde Sirens made their debut appearance at the British Fast5 All Star Championship on Saturday 13th October. Played in front of a packed Copper Box Arena in London, the Fast5 All-Stars Championship featured 12-minute matches, an all-star 5-point line and a Golden Buzzer Power Play as the top eight Netball Superleague teams battled it out for their share of a £100,000 prize fund.
Wasps Netball won the 2018 British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship defeating benecosMavericks 42-32 in the final at the end of a pulsating day of Fast5 action.
Strathclyde Sirens were defeated in Round 1 of the campaign by Severn Stars 4-15, and found their flair in Round 2 against Loughborough Lightning. Strathclyde Sirens All-Star player and new signing for the 2019 Superleague season Tuivaiti, pulled out some impressive 5 pointers however it was 2017’s Fast5s champions that clung on to a 4 goal lead finishing 38-42.
Head Coach Gail Parata said: “It was brilliant to be involved in our first British Fast5s tournament. Even though we were knocked out early, it was our second match that truly showed what our potential could be. It would have been great to have one more match to give all teams a final placing. The involvement of the All Stars was a great idea for the fans and athletes to test themselves against some of the best in the world. Strathclyde Sirens want to take this opportunity to congratulate Wasps on winning the competition and thank Matchroom Sport for delivering an exciting and entertaining competition. See you next year!”
Claire Maxwell, Strathclyde Sirens Captain said: “We loved being part of Fast5’s. For most of the team it was their first time playing that style of game so we learned lots, had a lot of fun and now we can’t wait for the next time we’re competing in our Strathclyde Sirens dresses!”
Catch the Strathclyde Sirens in action at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. Buy season tickets here.