England Roses will confront South Africa and Jamaica, New Zealand in a new contest on home soil in 2020.
The Vitality Netball Nations Cup will watch the battle against the Jamaica Sunshine Girls, the New Zealand Silver Ferns and the South Africa SPAR Proteas in three cities over four days of activity.
The tournament kicks off at the Motorpoint Arena at Nottingham on January 19, that is going to be the first time because 2011 that an worldwide netball competition has arrived at the city. The contest will start playing with Jamaica and world champions New Zealand facing South Africa.
The action will proceed to Arena Birmingham for another double header on January 22 and will conclude for the last two days of the competition on January 25 and 26 in the Burger Box Arena at London.
Jess Thirlby, vitality Roses head trainer, is currently looking forward to the competition which sees England drama for the first time because the Netball World Cup in front of a home crowd.
“This is going to be an extremely exciting event; rivalry is higher than teams are out to establish themselves following the unbelievable exposure of the World Cup,” said Thirlby.
“Not only may we be gaining a valuable opportunity to confront some of the world’s finest teams, we will also be competing at a totally brand new international competition.
“It is also the very first time that the Roses will compete on home soil as the Vitality Netball World Cup and the first time we’ll be carrying netball to three unique cities in one series. There is so much to anticipate and we are very excited to see each of the Roses fans back out in drive.”
Sky Sports is your house of netball and it returns to your screens starting with theFast5 British Championships on Saturday when they see South Africa in November while the Roses return to activity under new trainer Jess Thirlby.