There’s been huge demand for tickets to see the world’s best netballers in Manchester next month as they warm up for the Vitality Netball World Cup.
Tickets for the game between Jamaica and Manchester Thunder sold out within 36 hours of going on sale and now, to meet demand, the fixture has been switched to a larger venue.
The game, on Tuesday 2 July at 7.30pm, will be held at Wright Robinson College – trebling the potential crowd and giving more people the chance to see the Sunshine Girls, the world’s number three team, take on Vitality Netball Superleague Champions Thunder.
Existing tickets remain valid for the game and new tickets are now on sale at www.manchesterthunder.co.uk/worldcup
Dan Ryan is leaving his role as Assistant Coach at Manchester Thunder following the team’s Superleague title winning season.
The Australian, who is Northern Ireland’s Head Coach for the Vitality Netball World Cup this summer, returned to Thunder for this season to work under Director of Netball Karen Greig and support her coaching team.
Debbie Hallas, Thunder Managing Director, said:
“Dan will always be part of the Thunder family from his time as Head Coach and the past season being part of the amazing team who became the Vitality Netball Superleague Champions.
“We’d like to thank him for his hard work and input, wish him all the best with Northern Ireland in the World Cup and for his work in the future.”
Manchester is to welcome the world’s best netballers just ahead of the Vitality Netball World Cup in a series of warm-up matches against the Netball Superleague champions Manchester Thunder.
The top three sides in the world - England's Vitality Roses, Australian Diamonds and Sunshine Girls of Jamaica - will take on Thunder as part of their final preparations for the tournament in Liverpool which begins on Friday 12 July.
On Tuesday 2 July, Jamaica, ranked third in the world, will be in action. First centre pass will be at 7.30pm.
On Saturday 6 July, Tracey Neville’s Vitality Roses, the Commonwealth champions, will play at Belle Vue at 3.30pm.
And, on Sunday 7 July, Australian Diamonds, the defending World champions, will also be in action at Belle Vue with first centre pass at 1.30pm.
Manchester Thunder became the Vitality Netball Superleague champions in May, beating Wasps Netball in the grand final in London.
Thunder’s Director of Netball Karen ...
After a hard selection, we are delighted to announce our long squad for the England Netball U15 Tournament taking place at the University of Wolverhampton from Saturday 31st August to Sunday 1st September.
The squad will be led by Head Coach Lauren Palmer who says she is delighted with the squad:
"I am really excited to get started with this talented squad, and hope to build and improve on our fourth place last season".
The final 12 will be announced in mid-August. Good Luck to everyone involved!