On Wednesday 3 April, Vitality Roses Jodie Gibson and Eleanor Cardwell joined Head Coach Tracey Neville, other international netball stars and 100 school pupils at an event at Salford’s MediaCity to mark 100 days to go until the Vitality Netball World Cup, which will be held in Liverpool from 12-21 July.
As the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 trophy was brought to Salford, over 100 pupils from Loreto Grammar School, Manchester High School for Girls, St Bede’s College, and St Patrick’s RC High School gathered on the MediaCity Piazza, Salford, where a pop-up court was erected and netball activities were held. The students got the chance to speak to the Roses in attendance and hear about their netball journey so far in between their fun activities.
The Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 will celebrate the sport’s elite players and how it empowers women and girls throughout the world. At the 100 days countdown event the 100 girls, along with Tracey, Jodie and Eleanor, Scottish Thistles captain Claire Maxwell, Northern Ireland Head Coach Dan Ryan, and TV presenters shared their life goals, which will be showcased at the World Cup event this July.
Tracey Neville said: “The passion of these young netballers is so great to see! With 100 days to go now the excitement is really starting to build ahead of this July, and speaking to Claire [Maxwell] and Dan [Ryan] I know our fellow Home Nations are raring to go too.”
Event Director Lindsay Impett added: “It was fantastic to see such a huge buzz around our 100 days to go milestone event as we count down towards the World Cup tournament. With so many young girls and netball stars involved in sharing their goals it just shows how empowering and positive this sport is for women and girls everywhere. We’re really looking forward to welcoming the world to Liverpool this July.”
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