England Roses will confront South Africa and Jamaica, New Zealand in a new international contest on home soil in 2020.
The Vitality Netball Nations Cup will see the battle from the Jamaica Sunshine Girls, the New Zealand Silver Ferns along with the South Africa SPAR Proteas in three cities across four days of activity.
The tournament kicks off in the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on January 19, that is going to be the first time since 2011 that an international netball competition has come to the city. The contest will start playing Jamaica and newly-crowned world champions New Zealand confronting South Africa.
The action will subsequently proceed to Arena Birmingham for another header on January 22 and will conclude in the Burger Box Arena at London for the last two weeks of the competition on January 25 and 26.
Vitality Roses head trainer, Jess Thirlby, is currently looking forward to the competition which sees England play before a house crowd for the first time since the Netball World Cup.
“This is going to be a very exciting event; rivalry is greater than ever and teams are out to establish themselves following the extraordinary exposure of the World Cup,” said Thirlby.
“Not only may we’re getting a valuable chance to confront some of the world’s greatest teams, we’ll also be competing in a completely new global competition.
“It is also the first time which the Roses will compete on home soil as the Vitality Netball World Cup and the first time we will be carrying netball to three unique cities in one series. There’s so much to anticipate and we’re really excited to see all the Roses fans back out in drive.”
Sky Sports is your home of netball and it yields to your screens shortly, when they tour South Africa in November, while the Roses return to action under coach Jess Thirlby beginning with theFast5 philosopher on Saturday, October 12.