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Molten Partners with Totally Netball!

Thursday, 23 August 2018 15:36:04 Europe/London

Molten are delighted to announce our formal partnership with Totally Netball, the leading Netball organisation in the Midlands who will now be using Molten Netballs across all of their leagues.

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Totally Netball is all about giving Netball back to ladies who loved playing when they were younger but allowed life to take over. Having only started in 2017, Totally Netball have gone from strength to strength having already expanded to 10 leagues in 11 locations.

Molten are the proud leaders in the design and manufacture of sports equipment including the acclaimed Molten netball, the official ball of the Fast5 All Stars Netball - the renowned world and British shortened version of the game - of whom Molten are one of the official sponsors. The Molten balls were recently used at their Inter League Tournament, held at the Northampton Girls High School.

Brett Daynes, Director of Totally Netball, said; “I recently met with Gary Cartwright, the National Sales Manager of Unicorn Products Limited and we are both really looking forward to our future relationship. We used some of the Molten balls at our recent tournament and had very positive feedback from the players and umpires.”

Anybody looking to join a Totally Netball team should visit https://www.totallynetball.co.uk/ for more information on how to get involved.

Alternatively head to https://www.playwiththebest.com/netball/netballs.html to see our full range of netballs.

Official Europa League Match Day Ball!

Thursday, 12 July 2018 11:14:57 Europe/London

The World Cup may have come and gone for England, but Molten have something created something worth cheering about for the upcoming domestic season.

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Last October, it was announced that Molten had become the new supplier of the Official Europa League Match Ball, and earlier this year UEFA announced that the Europa League would be undergoing a new brand identity. Now, the fruits of that labour have come to fruition.

The new ball was adapted from Molten’s flagship football model, the Vantaggio 5000. Molten’s unique thermal bonding technology produces a smooth, seamless cover and enhances shape retention whilst at the same time minimizing water absorption, resulting in an exceptional performance regardless of conditions. The dimples on the surface reduce turbulence around the ball while it is in flight, optimizing ball control when passing and shooting.

Giving special consideration to UEFA’s brand, Molten created an exclusive design for the competition’s official match ball. The UEFA Europa League’s new “energy wave” brand identity represents the journey of the clubs throughout Europe, expressing the highs and lows of the thrilling adventure. The wave has been integrated into Molten’s signature style to create a unique and exclusive design and laid out to increase visual recognition, inspired by the Europa League Trophy itself.

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The trophy is the embodiment of the UEFA Europa Leagues 45 year history & the wave is directly derived from the cup taking history, fans and players on a new season’s journey. It is a physical symbol travelling around, under & above objects but not through them.

Molten have been making and marketing basketballs, handballs, soccer balls, and volleyballs, of uncompromising quality since 1958 and continues to raise global standards. Supplying the official UEFA Europa League game balls is another indication of the outstanding reputation of Molten, showcasing the superior quality and performance that Molten balls provide.

Commenting on the announcement, Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director of UEFA Events SA, said: "We are very excited to work with Molten as a new official match ball supplier for the UEFA Europa League. With Molten, we introduce one of the world's leading ball manufacturers to the UEFA Europa League. Their professionalism is outstanding and we are eager to see how the partnership will grow the passion and energy of the competition across the world."

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Kiyo Tamiaki, president and CEO of Molten Corporation, added: "It is our great pleasure to announce our partnership with UEFA, allowing Molten's ball to be used as the official match ball in the UEFA Europa League. Molten strives to be at the cutting edge of technological innovation and is committed to helping further the growth and success of the UEFA Europa League by developing and supplying the absolute highest quality and value products for the greater football community."

The UEFA Europa League is the largest league of professional football clubs in the world and every season, over 180 professional football teams from 55 countries across Europe take part in the league games, including the preliminary round. The Europa League covers 59,000 hours of television coverage delivering a cumulative audience of nearly 1 billion people, averaging approximately 42 million live audience per match day.

The balls are now in stock with a full range of 6 models of the Europa League Match Ball, available in 3 colours, starting at just £9.95. Click HERE to see the full range.

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Sevenoaks Suns Steal The Show

Monday, 21 May 2018 14:58:42 Europe/London

Sevenoaks Suns have won back-to-back play-off finals after defeating Leicester Riders 69-44 at the O2 Arena.

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The Suns were led by League and Play-Off final MVP Cat Carr who scored 19 points in addition to her 8 assists and 8 rebounds. Carr was helped along the way by Chantelle Pressley adding 12 points and Judit Fritz 10.

Sevenoaks hit the ground running, racing to a 7 point lead at the end of the first quarter before shutting the Riders out to take an 18 point lead into halftime, up 38-20, with Carr scoring 15.

Leicester attempted to mount a comeback in the third quarter, at one point reducing the deficit to 15 points, before the Suns rallied to extend their lead to 20.

Unfortunately, that rather put the nail in the coffin for the Riders and despite a spirited effort in the final quarter, they were unable to match Sevenoaks once again and finished the period trailing by an additional 5 points, meaning the Suns finished the match 25 points ahead.WBBL Final

Holly Winterburn who was the only member of the Riders to make double digits, scoring 12 points, with Sevenoaks’ defence proving too strong, holding Leicester to just 25% shooting from the field and only 16% from three. Leicester’s issues were compounded by the dominating way the Suns out-rebounded them at both ends of the floor.

The Suns collected their fourth title in two years, the club’s consecutive double, having already secured Championship honours at the end of April.

Leicester Riders Roar Past London Lions

Monday, 21 May 2018 12:02:12 Europe/London

The Leicester Riders secured their third trophy of the season and their second treble in as many years as they defeated London Lions in front of a crowd of over 10,000 people at the O2 on Sunday.

Led by Trayvonn Wright, who was awarded MVP honours, the Riders ran out 81-60 winners over the Lions in the BBL Play-Off Final.

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Wright scored 11 points, adding 13 rebounds and 2 blocks to help the Riders produce a dominant display over the crowd-favourites.

The Lions held a slender lead after the first quarter, but were soon after shut out by a terrific defensive display by the Riders, who regained the lead in the second quarter thanks to a 10-2 run, allowing Leicester to go into halftime 39-28 up, scoring almost twice as many points as their opponents in the quarter.

As the Riders began to heat up, the Lions shooting began to freeze over, as they were unable to recapture the lead in the second half.

Leicester edged a scrappy third quarter 19-15, which also saw London’s veteran centre Flo Larkai ejected from the game after a scuffle with Leicester’s Shane Walker, although in truth it had little bearing on the result.

15 points down and just a quarter left in the match proved too much for the Lions to overcome, despite posting their highest points tally in any quarter, as they were once again outscored by the Riders as they cruised to a comfortable victory.

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The Riders continued their terrific defensive form throughout the second half, forcing London to shoot just 34% and only 10% from beyond the arc in the match.

Meanwhile, JR Holder (20), Pierre Hampton (19) and Leicester’s retiring captain Tyler Bernardini (17) did the majority of the damage for the Riders, who at one point had a lead of 25 points.

Brandon Peel (22) and GB international Paul Guede (10) were London's main men with Guede's second-quarter threes proved to be the only ones the Lions hit in the entire game.

The result for the Riders meant that they have now won 8 of the last 12 available trophies whereas the Lions have now reached the final twice in 3 years, being defeated both times.

 

First All Stars Confirmed for the O2

Friday, 4 August 2017 09:56:25 Europe/London

The first all-star picks for the forthcoming British Fast5 All-Stars Championship have been confirmed, with a host of England Roses players set to shine at The O2, London on September 23rd.

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Manchester Thunder have announced Roses stars Helen Housby and Sara Bayman as their all-star picks. Their international team-mate Kadeen Corbin will lead the Team Bath charge in London alongside Tash Pavelin, while George Fisher and Nat Haythornwaite are the Wasps Netball All-Stars.

New Zealanders Erena Mikaere and Daneka Tuineau head the Team Northumbria squad, which also includes new signings Sophie Hankin and Scotland international Claire Brownie with the other four competing teams set to confirm their all-stars shortly.

Nat Haythornthwaite“I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to bring two of New Zealand’s top players over to London for the Fast5 All-Stars Championship,” said Northumbria head coach TeAroha Keenan. “Both Erena and Daneka have a huge amount of experience at the highest level and they will be invaluable additions to our squad.”

Bayman captained Manchester Thunder to the Superleague title in 2014 and is thrilled to have the opportunity to don the famous Black and Yellow again: “I'm really excited to be back in the Thunder colours and I'm looking forward to what promises to be a great tournament. It will be a lot of fun for both players and spectators,” she said.

Sara BaymanHousby added: "I'm super excited to be back in the Black and Yellow, even if it is just for a day. I'm looking forward to seeing some old team mates and coaches and playing at an amazing arena. I've never played at The O2 so I can’t wait for that day to come around."

Wasps Director of Netball Tamsin Greenway said of her squad: “We’re going to the Fast5 All-Stars in September with one goal and that is to come away as winners. These players are Superleague champions and I believe this group can beat anyone when at their best.”

Helen HousbyTeam Bath Director of Netball Jess Thirlby said: “I am really excited by this fantastic squad and are looking forward to taking them into this new competition. It is a great mix of established players, returning internationals like Kadeen and our fantastic up-and-coming youth stars.”

The line-up for the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship is completed by Loughborough Lightning, Surrey Storm, Hertfordshire Mavericks and Severn Stars.

The British Fast5 All-Stars Championship will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and carries a ground-breaking £100,000 prize fund. Eight five-player sides will compete in a double elimination group stage for a spot in the semi-finals and the eventual winners will take home £25,000.

Introducing exciting new innovations such as a double-point Power Play, 5-point line and 12-minute matches, the British Fast5 All-Stars brings netball back to The O2 and allows teams to include two global All-Star players in their squad.

Tickets for the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship are available now from www.theo2.co.uk and start from just £20 with group tickets available priced from £60 for four adults. VIP Courtside tickets are available for £150 from www.fast5allstars.com

Leicester Riders and Sevenoaks Suns victorious at the 02

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 15:57:05 Europe/London

Exciting day of action at the BBL Play Off Finals

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