Vitality Roses nominated for BT Sport Team of the Year

The Vitality Roses’ incredible year continues with the team nominated for the BT Sport Action Woman Team of the Year Award alongside Chelsea FC Women and the GB Athletics 4 x 100 relay team.

The Roses wrote their names into the nation’s sporting history after they secured a last-second win over home favourites Australia at the Commonwealth Games in April 2018.

Following England’s dramatic win at the Gold Coast, the team jumped to second in the International Netball Federation’s world rankings – their highest position to date and the first time the two top spots on the international ladder haven’t been occupied by Australia and New Zealand since the introduction of the system in 2008.

The team’s Commonwealth Games success has led to an ever-growing fan base for both netball and the Roses.

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According to a recent survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of England Netball, 130,700 women have started playing netball or playing more netball as a result of the Commonwealth Games gold medal.

The survey also revealed that 77% of adults who paid attention to the netball at the Games agreed that the Roses are an inspiration to girls.

This year has been another outstanding year for women’s sporting achievements across the board: including the Roses’ history-making exploits; to the FA Women’s Super League launching a new full-time, fully professional structure; and Great Britain running to victory in the women’s 4x100m relay final in the European Championships in Berlin.

The winners will be announced at the BT Sport Action Woman of the Year Awards show, presented by Clare Balding and broadcast live on BT Sport 2 and online, from 7.30pm on Monday 3rd December 2018.

The Vitality Roses will come together once again as a team, from 27 November to 2 December, to face the Uganda She Cranes in a dramatic three-match series in Liverpool and then London.

The England team will then face four of the world’s best netball teams in January in the Vitality Netball International Series, as part of the Netball Quad Series, for the last time before the Netball World Cup in July 2019.

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