England netball team the Vitality Roses will be taking on the Jamaica Sunshine Girls, the New Zealand Silver Ferns and the South Africa SPAR Proteas teams in the first Vitality Netball Nations Cup in January 2020.
The Roses will be playing in front of a home crowd between January 19th and 26th, with the action kicking off in Nottingham on the 19th – the first time an international netball competition has come to the city since 2011.
The competition will begin with England playing new World Champions New Zealand, while Jamaica will take on South Africa in what is sure to be a very exciting start to the tournament.
Once the Nottingham round has taken place, the event will move to Arena Birmingham before concluding at the Copper Box Arena in London for the last two days of the competition, held between the 25th and 26th.
This is the latest move on the part of Vitality to inspire more people to start playing netball… and you can help the brand in this worthy endeavour by signing up for Elmbridge netball classes, or others going on in your local area.
The game is a huge amount of fun, whether you’re new to it or not, and not only will you find you have more energy and feel better thanks to all the exercise you’re getting but you’re sure to make lots of new friends at the same time.
Vitality Roses head coach Jess Thirlby had this to say about the new event: “[The] competition is higher than ever and teams are out to prove themselves following the incredible exposure of the World Cup. Not only will we be gaining a valuable opportunity to face some of the world’s best teams, we will also be competing in a completely brand new international competition.
“It is also the first time that the Roses will compete on home soil since the Vitality Netball World Cup and the first time we will be taking netball to three different cities in one series. There’s so much to look forward to and we’re really excited to see all the Roses fans back out in force.”
Pre-sale tickets for the event have been on sale since September 19th, available for all England Netball members to purchase. General ticket sales go live today (September 26th) – so make sure you’re first in line if you’re keen to see some of the action.
If you’re not lucky enough to score yourself some tickets, you can still keep up with the competition via the England Netball Twitter account, as well as on Sky Sports… so there’s no excuse for not watching lots of netball and starting the year off on the right foot!
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