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Vitality Roses name squad for 2021-22 international season

The Vitality Roses have selected 24 players for the 2021-22 international season, building up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where the side will be defending their historic gold medal from the last Games.

Of the 24 players selected, 17 are UK–based athletes playing their domestic netball at Vitality Netball Superleague clubs. The remaining seven players currently play...

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England secure clean sweep in Legends Series against the Superleague All Stars

The Vitality Roses ran out 55-43 winners against the Superleague All Stars in the third and final match of the Legends Series for a 3-0 clean sweep.

Having been hastily assembled following the cancellation of Jamaica's tour of England, the All Stars side put in arguably their best performance of the series in the final game. Desptite trailing 21-26 at half-time, the All Stars won the...

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Netball awarded vital funding as part of Sports Winter Survival Package

Netball has benefited from a £4 million cash injection from the government as part of a wider support package for elite sport to help get through the current coronavirus crisis.

The money, provided in the form of grants and long-term, low-interest loans, will be split equally between England Netball and Superleague Netball.

In total, the government has earmarked £300 million...

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Vitality Roses fall to the Silver Ferns in the series opener in New Zealand

England lost 58-45 in the opening match of the Cadbury Netball Series against the Silver Ferns in Hamilton.

Having not played since January, the Vitality Roses looked rusty and found themselves with a eight-point deficit just 10 minutes into the match.

Kadeen Corbin produced a score to make it 15-10 at the end of the first quarter but there was little the Roses could do...

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Vitality Roses confirm New Zealand series this autumn

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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England Netball confirm 2020-2021 Roses

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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England Netball responds to Government Guidelines on return to playing

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...

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Vitality Roses beat Superleague All Stars in opening Legends Series fixture

England beat an international All Stars side drawn from the Vitality Superleague 70-54 in the opening match of the Legends Series.

The Roses were due to play Jamaica but plans had to be changed due to the current travel ban and lockdown measures.

"What a great game," Roses head coach Jess Thirlby told Sky Sports. "We knew we were going to be pushed and I think within the...