England Netball

Guthrie and Malcolm named co-captains for New Zealand series

Serena Guthrie has returned from her international sabatical to be named co-captain alongside Laura Malcolm for the Vitality Roses' series against New Zealand.

Guthrie, a Commonwealth gold medal-winner, took a break following last year's World Cup. Fran Williams will take on vice-...

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Vitality Roses coach to miss New Zealand tour due to positive COVID test

Authored by Women's Sport Daily

England Netball coach Jess Thirlby will be forced to supervise the squad remotely for their tour of New Zealand after testing positive for coronavirus. Thirlby will not travel with the Vitality Roses so Kat Ratnapala will be in charge on the ground instead.

The 16 players and remaining staff have all received two negative tests and have been cleared to travel, although they will...

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Leeds Rhinos show intent with Jade Clarke signing

Authored by Women's Sport Daily

Leeds Rhinos have shown they intend to be taken seriously as a new franchise by announcing Vitality Roses star Jade Clarke as their first signing ahead of an inaugural season in the Superleague in 2021.

Clarke joins following two successful seasons at Wasps and having been named in the England squad to take on New Zealand later this year.

"This is an opportunity to be part...

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Thirlby names squad for Vitality Roses trip to New Zealand

Authored by Emma Fallows

Head Coach of the Vitality Roses, Jess Thirlby has revealed the names of 16 players who will travel with her to New Zealand to face the Silver Ferns this October.

The England side are set to fly to New Zealand on 8 October, after which the team will quarantine for two weeks before facing the world champions on 28 October, 30 October and 1 November.

The Vitality Roses, who...

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Vitality Roses confirm New Zealand series this autumn

Authored by Emma Fallows

The Vitality Roses are set to travel to New Zealand in October to face world champions the Silver Ferns amidst a COVID-19 disrupted international season.

The three-Test Cadbury Netball Series, with the Taini Jamison Trophy on the line, will see the Vitality Roses step on court against the Silver Ferns for the first time since January 2020.

The series is due to take place at...

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Netball's new rules: how to get back on court

Authored by England Netball

Following the news netball can resume having reached Stage 4 of the roadmap for return of the community game, England Netball has released guidance for clubs and players wanting to get back out on court.

Friendlies can be played immediately, within certain guidelines, with leagues and competitive games to return in September.

Why do we need modifications to the rules?


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International Netball Federation outlines strategic plans

Authored by @thenetballshow

Following the success of the International Netball Federation’s regional online ‘roadshow’ held in June, when president Liz Nicholl 9pictured) and chief executive Clare Briegal discussed with members the challenge of managing through the virus and the impact on international events, INF has hosted a further roadshow to consult with members in its five regions on a draft new strategic plan -...

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England Netball confirm 2020-2021 Roses

Authored by @thenetballshow

England Netball has today announced the names of the players selected for the Vitality Roses programme agreement for the 2020-21 international season.

There are multiple routes of entry into the England set up for the country’s best netball players, including the P1 route designed for UK based athletes and the P2 option for English athletes who spend large parts of the year playing...

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Netball World Cup - one year on

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The netball family is currently celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Netball World Cup in Liverpool.

Sixteen nations competed in the competition, which included the top six of the previous tournament which was held in Sydney, Australia. After two group stage rounds, Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa all made it to the semi-finals.

England - as hosts -...

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Wasps captain Knights announces retirement

Authored by Mike Bovill

Wasps captain Hannah Knights has announced her retirement from the sport. The 35-year-old enjoyed an incredible career in netball, competing in all 15 Superleague seasons since the competition started.

She also won the title four times, in consecutive years, with Wasps and Storm. Knights began her career at Loughborough Lightening in 2005 before joining Storm four years later....

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England Netball responds to Government Guidelines on return to playing

Authored by England Netball

England Netball has responded to the Government's latest guidance on returning to playing recreational sport:

What does this announcement mean for netball?

This is an exciting step for our sport and could mean that netball returns sooner than we had anticipated. Whilst we’re delighted by this news, there is still work to be done to be able to get us back onto court and to be...