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Netball: Austin targets Fast5 All-Stars glory

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 October 2018

Mikki Austin in action for Surrey Storm (pic Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Sport)

Mikki Austin in action for Surrey Storm (pic Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Sport)

LAWRENCE LUSTIG

Brentwood netball star Mikki Austin will be looking to guide her Surrey Storm outfit to 2018 British Fast5 All-Stars Championship glory at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday, writes Ziad Chaudry.

With a cool £25,000 winners prize up for grabs in Barry Hearn’s Matchroom MultiSport five-hour netball bonanza, the 25-year-old director of coaching and centre has assembled a strong-looking team.

It includes her main All-Star pick Australia’s two-time world title winner Sharni Layton, Sigi Burger, Katy Holland and Shadine Van Der Merwe.

And Austin, a two-time Superleague winner with Guildford-based Storm and also a coach at Putney High School in South London, is delighted to have a marquee signing participating in her team.

“We are absolutely honoured to have an Aussie Diamond playing in the duck egg blue at the Fast5 competition,” said Austin.

“Sharni is one of the most formidable defenders in world netball and someone the majority of netballers, including myself, have idolised.”

“I know our Storm fans will show Sharni as much Storm love as possible for the time she is with us and we cannot wait to get started and be ready to compete for that top prize on Saturday.”

Tickets are available via fast5allstars.co.uk, otherwise you can catch all the action later this month on Sky Sports Mix.

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