🏐 International netball meets the Copper Box Arena as England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa go head-to-head in the Netball Quad Series.
Congratulations to Australia who beat England 58-46 in the final of the 2022 Quad Series to deny the Roses a first ever trophy in the competition. Stay tuned here for ticket news of the next Netball Quad Series in London as soon as released. And for spectator events coming up in the capital – including London Pulse in the new Netball Superleague season – visit our What’s On page now!
Netball fans are in for a treat this week as all four sides who made it to the semi-finals of the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool meet again, this time in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in the Netball Quad Series. New Zealand Silver Ferns are the current world champions after they triumphed at the Liverpool Arena beating the Australian Diamonds 52-51 in the final. The Vitality Roses unable on that occasion to match their gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but still finishing in third place courtesy of a 58-42 victory in the bronze medal match against South Africa’s SPAR Porteas.
Now the slate is wiped clean with the return of the Netball Quad Series time (last held in London in 2019 when the Australian Diamonds were crowned overall winners) to the Copper Box Arena where the four international sides will take to the court 15,16,18 and 19 November for a total of eight games (daily match schedule below) to decide who wins the coveted Netball Quad Series trophy in 2022.
England’s Roses will be quietly confident, coming into the tournament on the back off a memorable 2021 that included a historic overseas victory in their series against New Zealand last September and a subsequent 2-1 series win on home soil over world No.4 side Jamaica.
Fran Connolly, CEO of England Netball, said: “We are thrilled to be able to confirm the Netball Quad Series – one of the most anticipated international competitions in the global netball calendar. To host such respected international sides in London, and to bring such thrilling netball action to our fans, is incredibly exciting for everyone at England Netball.”
Jess Thirlby, Vitality Roses head coach, added: “To welcome the world’s best teams to London and reignite the Netball Quad Series is a great way to start the new year and provides us with much needed competition to test ourselves as we move ever closer to the hugely anticipated Commonwealth Games.”
The competition will be as fierce as it gets as players and coaching staff from all four sides look to gain a psychological advantage in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022 where England will defend their gold medal title. Who will prevail in this eagerly anticipated showdown between the best international sides in the world? All sporting roads lead to the Copper Box Arena to find out.
🎟️ Tickets for Netball Quad Series are off-sale.
🏐 Matches on 15, 16, 18 and 19 January as per schedule below.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended. Hackney Wick overground and Stratford tube are approximately a 10-minute walk from the Copper Box Arena. Stratford International station (accessible from London St Pancras) is about a 15-minute walk. Very limited parking is available on site although parking is available at nearby Westfield Shopping Centre.
👀🏐 More netball alert! Stand by for the new Vitality Superleague in 2022. In the London area there are 3 teams to watch; London Pulse (entering their third season) playing out of the Copper Box Arena, Surrey Storm (2-time winners) based in Guildford and Saracens Mavericks (2 times winners, runners up 5 times) from Hertfordshire. See our ‘What’s On’ page for home match updates throughout the season.
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