England Roses will confront Jamaica, New Zealand and South Africa at a new global contest.
The Vitality Netball Nations Cup will soon probably see the battle from the New Zealand Silver Ferns, the Jamaica Sunshine Girls and the South Africa SPAR Proteas over four days of activity in three cities.
The tournament kicks off in the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on January 19, which will be the very first time because 2011 an global competition has arrived at the city. The contest will begin playing Jamaica and world champions New Zealand facing South Africa.
The action will finish for the last two weeks of the competition on January 25 and 26 in the Burger Box Arena in London and will then proceed to Arena Birmingham for a second header on January 22.
Jess Thirlby, vitality Roses head trainer, is excited about the competition which sees England drama before a house crowd for the first time since the Netball World Cup.
“This is going to be an extremely exciting event; competition is greater than ever and teams are out to establish themselves following the incredible exposure of this World Cup,” said Thirlby.
“Not only will we be getting a valuable opportunity to confront a number of the world’s best teams, we will also be competing in a totally brand new international competition.
“It is also the very first time which the Roses will compete on home soil as the Vitality Netball World Cup and the first time we’ll be taking netball into three distinct cities in 1 series. There’s so much to look forward to and we’re very excited to see each of the Roses lovers out in force.”
Sky Sports is the home of netball and it returns to your displays starting with British Championships on Saturday, October 12, whenever they tour South Africa in November while the Roses return to activity under trainer Jess Thirlby.