🏐 International netball returns to London as OVO Arena Wembley hosts the opening weekend of the Vitality Netball Nations Cup.
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Start the sporting year with a bang in the company of four world-class netball nations set to go head-to-head in London and Leeds. The Vitality Roses, Australian Diamonds, Uganda She Cranes and New Zealand Silver Ferns do battle across two weekends of action in January. Vitality Netball Nations Cup tickets are on sale now!
The Vitality Netball Nations Cup is a superb showcase of international sport taking place on 20-21 January (in London) and 27-28 January (in Leeds). England made history in August after reaching their first World Cup final taking wins against Australia and New Zealand on route to winning a silver medal. Australia (the World Cup winners) and New Zealand remain at the top world rankings, with England currently placed in third. They are joined by in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup by a Uganda side who recorded their best ever finish at a World Cup with fifth place.
The sides play each other once over the course of the first three days (two of which are in London on Saturday 20/Sunday 21 January). Then on Sunday 28 January in Leeds a third-place play-off and final will decide who wins the trophy.
Expect the competition to be fierce in London this weekend as all four sides go in search of a double-header of victories.
Who will prevail on the opening weekend? All sporting roads lead to the OVO Arena Wembley to find out!
Breaking news: Head coach has named a squad of 14 to represent England. Netball World Cup silver medallists Helen Housby and Nat Metcalf return to the squad after extended breaks. And 11 players who competed in the Vitality Roses’ thrilling 2-1 Series win over South Africa earlier this month also return. See below for the squad in full.
TICKETS, TIMINGS & TRAVEL
🎟️ Vitality Netball Nations Cup tickets are off-sale.
🏐 Matchday One on Saturday 20 January
🕓 3pm – First centre pass: Australian Diamonds v New Zealand Silver Ferns.
🕓 5pm – First centre pass: Vitality Roses v Uganda She Cranes.
🏐 Matchday Two on Sunday 21 January
🕓 2pm – First centre pass: New Zealand Silver Ferns v Uganda She Cranes.
🕓 4pm – First centre pass: Vitality Roses v Australian Diamonds.
🏐 Vitality Roses Squad:
🚊🚗 Travel tips: The closest tube station to OVO Arena Wembley is Wembley Park which is in Zone 4 and on the Metropolitan and Jubilee Lines. It’s less than a 5/10 minute walk. Upon exiting the station via the lift or stairs, pass under the tunnel onto Olympic Way. When reaching Wembley Stadium (do not walk up the ramps) turn right. Wembley Arena is situated across the road. Car parking is also available. See this venue guide for full travel options.
🏐 More netball alert! Stand by for the new Vitality Superleague in 2024. Within reach of Greater London there are 3 teams to watch; London Pulse (runners-up in 2023) 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 London Pulse home match updates throughout the season.
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