The Netball World Cup might be one other supply of sporting pleasure for England this summer season because the hosts purpose to observe up their dramatic Commonwealth Video games success by lifting the trophy for the primary time.
The group – referred to as the Vitality Roses – begin their marketing campaign in opposition to Uganda on the M&S Financial institution Enviornment in Liverpool and have been tipped to finish title holders Australia’s lengthy spell of dominance.
Coach Tracey Neville – sister of former England footballers Gary and Phil – led her aspect to glory in opposition to them on the Gold Coast simply 18 months in the past, successful gold in their very own again yard.
With the Lionesses having reached the semi-finals of the soccer World Cup, and England making ready for the ultimate of its one-day cricket counterpart, there appear to be loads of good omens.
The 10-day match – now in its 15th incarnation and consisting of 16 groups – acquired below means on Friday, with England taking part in at 7pm.
It guarantees to be a relentless and fiercely-contested competitors, with requirements having improved immensely across the globe because the final World Cup 4 years in the past.
Neville is assured her aspect – who received the Commonwealth gold because of a last-second penalty – can address the stress of being anticipated to carry out on residence soil.
She mentioned: “Profitable and successful once more additionally brings stress, we have now accepted that inside the programme.
“Why can we get into sport if we do not need stress? That’s the reason we’re taking part in on the elite degree, it’s stress that will get us off the bed every day and generates our will to win, and it is an exhilarating stress.”
England will observe their match with Uganda by taking up Scotland and Samoa on Saturday and Sunday, and the opposite residence nations even have a busy few days in retailer.
Northern Eire began the match in opposition to Australia and misplaced 88-24, with Sri Lanka to come back on Saturday after which a match in opposition to Zimbabwe on Sunday.
Scotland face Samoa on Friday, England on Saturday and Uganda on Sunday.
The second spherical schedule is shaped as soon as the primary weekend of fixtures is concluded and the ultimate is because of happen on Sunday, 21 July.
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