Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 Countdown is on, here’s what we know so far
Women’s sport steps into the limelight this summer as the world’s most prestigious netball tournament comes to Liverpool. It’s time to make your move for the Netball World Cup!
There’s 10 days of thrilling action taking place at the M&S Bank Arena on 12th – 21st July 2019 as Liverpool hosts the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019.
This hugely popular tournament will see 16 of the worlds best teams such as Australia, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Northern Ireland and of course, England’s Roses, compete to be crowned World Champions.
Netball fever has begun to sweep the city as thousands of international fans get set to sample the amazing Liverpool hospitality. With 10 days of court action to catch, many visitors have booked their summer holiday to Merseyside this July. For those without tickets, fear not, Liverpool ONE is hosting the official tournament Fan Park where you can catch all the games streamed live on a big screen plus an exciting programme of entertainment too.
— The Guide Liverpool (@TheGuideLpool) 13 June 2019
The impact of this global sporting event has already had a hugely positive impact on local grass roots netball. The Vitality Netball World Cup North West Schools Tournament staged its own mini world cup earlier this month at Wavertree Sports Park. Netball England and Fan Park host, Liverpool ONE worked in partnership to ensure all players, staff and supporters enjoyed a fantastic day of sporting action.
More than 45 schools and 300 children took to the court to represent a different country. Competition was fierce and the calibre of Netball was sky high. Birkenhead School, The Fallibroome Academy and Alderley Edge School For Girls reigned supreme on the day and a whole load of fun and selfies were had with official Netball World Cup mascot, Jude.
Here’s everything we know so far about the Vitality Netball World Cup…
When & Where
The event takes place at the M&S Bank Arena from 12th – 21st July. There are 2 sessions per day. Morning session begin at 9am, afternoon sessions begin at 3pm. The full preliminary, play offs and final schedule can be found here.
How To Get There
The M&S Bank Arena is situated on Kings Dock right next to the Royal Albert Dock. The nearest train stations are James Street and Liverpool Central which are just a 10 minute walk away. Lime Street station is 20 minutes walk. You can plan your train journey with Merseyrail here.
Paradise Street Bus Station is just a 5 minute walk from the venue. Check all the local bus routes and timings with Merseytravel here.
Who Will We See?
16 international teams have made it through qualifying to attend the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019. They are: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Jamaica, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Fiji and Samoa.
Welcome to Liverpool
If you’re travelling to Liverpool to watch your favourite team compete in the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019, welcome! While you’re here we hope you take time to sample our amazing bars, restaurants and cultural offering as well as the exhilarating action on court.
Check out our jam-packed food and drink section to plan your pre or post Netball World Cup feast. We can also recommend a whole host of unforgettable cultural activities to fit into your visit. See the city from up high at RLB 360, jump on a City Explorer Bus and tour the city in style or learn more about Liverpool, our maritime history and love of sport at our free to enter museums and galleries.
Liverpool ONE Fan Park
Missed out on tickets but want to soak up the Netball World Cup atmosphere and watch the games live on a big screen? Liverpool ONE has got you sorted.
The Vitality Netball World Cup Fan Park will be located at Chavasse Park throughout the tournament and a whole programme of exciting entertainment. You can expect music, talks and Q&A with inspirational women and appearance from elite and international netball players. You’ll also get the chance to snap a selfie with official World Cup mascot, Jude the purple liver bird!
Don’t forget to tag your pictures and share your experience of the World Cup with using the hashtag #ThisIsNetball. Entry into the Fan Park is free. Make sure you arrive in plenty of time to see your favourite team compete. Why not make a day of it with food and drink from The Terrace at Liverpool ONE, less than a minutes walk away?
There is also a range of activities taking place on the piazza outside the arena (right by the big wheel) including live music, netball activities, merchandise, food and drink and tournament giveaways too. The piazza opens 30 minutes before each morning session and closes 30 mins after the final session. Don’t forget to snap a pic in front of the giant #ThisIsNetball hashtag and share it on your socials media, tagging in @NetballWorldCup
It’s no surprise that tickets for this 10 day, 20 session, 60 match international tournament has flown out. Priced from as little as £10 for preliminary games, adult and junior tickets are available from the M&S Bank Arena online here, the box office at Kings Dock or by calling 0344 8000 410.
To find out more about the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 programme, book tickets and plan your visit, head to www.nwc2019.co.uk and follow @NetballWorldCup and @Liverpool_ONE on socials for event and Fan Park updates.