The England Roses will face Uganda in a three-match Vitality Netball International Series this autumn (Tuesday 27th November – Sunday 2nd December) as they play on home soil for the first time since being crowned Commonwealth Games champions.
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Tickets for the Vitality Netball International Series against Uganda are now on sale and England Netball members should have received an email with an exclusive discount code.
The Echo Arena in Liverpool – home of the Netball World Cup 2019 – will host the first match with the Roses and She Cranes going head-to-head on Tuesday 27th November at 19:00.
Why not head there straight from work with your colleagues for a midweek treat?
The action will then move to the iconic Copper Box Arena for the second and third games, which will take place on Friday 30th November at 19:00 and Sunday 2nd December at 14:15 respectively.
Friday’s fixture is ideal for friends and teammates – it would be the perfect start to your weekend after a long week at work or university and you could even enjoy a night out in the capital afterwards!
The Sunday afternoon match would fit perfectly into a day, or even weekend, trip to London.
The three-match Vitality Netball International Series promises to be a challenging, physical and closely-fought affair as the England Roses’ preparations for the Netball World Cup 2019 ramp up.
The She Cranes have developed rapidly over the last few years, rising from 15th (August 2014) in the International Netball Federation’s world rankings to 7th (April 2018).
During this period, they not only clinched their first-ever African netball title but became the first host nation to do so unbeaten.
Their triumph at the Africa Championship saw them qualify for their first Commonwealth Games, where they came up against Tracey Neville’s side in Pool B.
The England Roses narrowly beat the She Cranes (55-49) on their journey to gold with the African champions finishing in an impressive sixth place in their debut Games.
On their tour to England, they’ll most certainly be looking to demonstrate once again their talent and potential on the international stage.
Fans of the Vitality Netball Superleague will recognise Uganda’s captain – Loughborough Lightning star Peace Proscovia.
Her inspirational backstory powerfully demonstrates what can be achieved through sport and demonstrates how the talismanic shooter embodies the spirit and determination of the She Cranes.
Our Roses supporters have shown time and time again why they are so highly thought of across the globe so our players can look forward to playing in front of thousands of noisy, passionate and knowledgeable fans!
Vitality Netball International Series: England Roses vs. Uganda
Tuesday 27th November, 19:00 – Echo Arena, Liverpool
Friday 30th November, 19:00 – Copper Box Arena, Stratford
Sunday 2nd December, 14:15 – Copper Box Arena, Stratford
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