Women's Sports: England Roses will face Jamaica, New Zealand and South Africa in 2020's Nation Cup

The England Roses netball team will play on home soil against Jamaica Sunshine Girls, the New Zealand Silver Ferns and the South Africa SPAR Proteas in January 2020s Vitality Netball Nations Cup, new international series.

It is the first England Roses have played on home soil since the Vitality Netball World Cup and also, the first time the team have taken netball to three different cities in one series says their manager Jess Thirlby. 

“This is going to be an extremely exciting event; competition is higher than ever and teams are out to prove themselves following the incredible exposure of the World Cup.”

The teams will be playing in Nottingham, Birmingham and London, with the first match on the 19th of January in Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, where the Roses will be playing against the new world champions New Zealand. 

The series is a movement from Vitality to inspire more people to participate in Netball following their #WeAreRising campaign. They pledged in June 2019 to help fund one person to achieve a “UKCC Level 1 Assistant Qualification Coaching Certificate through England Netball for every 100 goals scored during the Vitality Netball World Cup.”

General ticket sales go live on the England Netball website on the 26th of September, and the game can be watched live on the England Netball Twitter account or Sky Sports. 

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