Thunder unveil Erin Bell as first All-Star for Fast5 Championship

Manchester Thunder are bringing one of Australia’s best Netballers to the UK for the British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship.

The Vitality Netball Superleague Champions have named Erin Bell as one of their two all-star players. The 32-year old shooter won ANZ Championships with NSW Swifts and Adelaide Thunderbirds, and played for Collingwood Magpies before retiring at the end of 2018.

She was part of the Australia squad at two World Championships and is a hugely successful Fast5 player, captaining the Australian Fast5 team at the 2014 World Series.

Erin will be part of the 10-strong Manchester Thunder squad for the Championship which takes place at the Copper Box in London on Saturday, 12 October. Eight teams from the Superleague will do battle in 12-minute matches.

While she’s in the North West preparing for the event with the Thunder squad, she will also lead a series of masterclasses.

Erin Bell said:

“I’m really excited to be part of the Manchester Thunder team for Fast5 next month. I can’t wait to get to the UK and begin training with the squad, in the meantime I’ll be busy practicing my five-point shots!”

Thunder’s Director of Netball Karen Greig said:

“Erin is one of those netballers any coach would love to work with – passionate, experienced and a proven winner. She defines all-star so I’m delighted to have signed her for this year’s Fast5 tournament at the Copper Box. I can’t wait to see her on court in the Black and Yellow.”

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