Played in front of a packed Copper Box Arena, the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship featured 12-minute matches, an all-star 5-point line and a Golden Buzzer Power Play as the top eight Vitality Netball Superleague teams battled it out for their share of a £100,000 prize fund.
Wasps Netball took home the title as they beat benecosMavericks 42-32 in a captivating final game.
It was the perfect ending to an action-packed day, with MVP Rachel Dunn playing a pivotal part in Wasps’ victory and making particularly good use of the double-point power plays throughout their games.
🔥🐝 Start your week right, sit back, and watch every 3⃣, 5⃣, and 🔟 point goal from @Wasps_Netball's @rach_dunn, your 2018 @Fast5allstars Championship MVP (spoiler alert, there's a lot of them!) #Fast5 pic.twitter.com/LJ7ip8GRjM
— Fast5 All-Stars (@Fast5allstars) October 15, 2018
Wasps scored a combined 123 points in their three matches prior to the final and continued to score regularly in the showpiece, beating benecosMavericks to claim the £25,000 winner’s prize.
Speaking post-match, Dunn said: “Thankfully my shooting arm was on fire today. It was great fun and an awesome tournament to be a part of. As the games went on I knew I was shooting well and the other shooters stepped up when needed.
“We knew Mavs were playing really well and shooting really well so we know we had to be better.”
Last year’s winners Loughborough Lightning were knocked out before the semi-finals by Surrey Storm, whose team included defender Sharni Layton who was playing the final event of her career.
The event, which was jam-packed with screaming fans, provided unlimited amounts of entertainment as promised throughout the entire day.
The results of the event were as follows:
Double elimination stage
Loughborough Lightning 19-21 Surrey Storm
Strathclyde Sirens 4-15 Severn Stars
Team Bath 23-18 Manchester Thunder
benecosMavericks 31-41 Wasps Netball
Surrey Storm 12-28 Severn Stars
Team Bath 23-37 Wasps Netball
Loughborough Lightning 32-28 Strathclyde Sirens
Manchester Thunder 22-32 bencosMavericks
Surrey Storm 15-6 Loughborough Lightning
Team Bath 21-47 benecosMavericks
Wasps Netball 45-36 Surrey Storm
Severn 8-38 benecosMavericks
Wasps Netball 42-32 benecosMavericks