26th Jun, 2022

Wasps Netball hoping to put on a show for sell-out debut clash

NETBALL: A SELL-OUT crowd will greet the stars of Wasps Netball when they take to the court for the first time at the Ricoh Arena this weekend.

Around 4,700 people will see Tamsin Greenway’s newly-formed team take take on an England Under-21 side at the Ericsson Indoor Arena on Sunday (3.15pm).

The game is a curtain raiser for the final Vitality International Series match between England Roses and Jamaica, who will take to the same court afterwards.

Wasps Netball’s clash with England Under-21s is the first of a series of friendlies scheduled ahead of the new Vitality Superleague season which starts in February.

“The girls are chomping at the bit to put on a show for the fans, and the fact that it is a sell-out is going to make the occasion even more special,” said Tamsin Greenway, Director of Wasps Netball.

“We’ve been training hard since the start of October. We are still growing and developing as a team and this game is a great opportunity for us to see where we are at in terms of performance and fitness.

“The England U21s have some very talented players and will provide a stern test for us, which is exactly what we need at this stage of pre-season.”

Wasps Netball was formed in July and since then they have made a series of high profile signings, including last-season’s Superleague top scorer Rachel Dunn and experienced England international Natalie Haythornthwaite who is expected to feature for the England Roses against Jamaica.

Wasps Netball’s Fran Williams and George Fisher will also go up against their new team mates when they represent England Under 21s in the friendly clash.

Fans can now purchase Wasps Netball season memberships online and from the Ricoh Arena ticket office including match day – which start from £72 for adults while under-10s are free – and covers nine Vitality Netball Superleague home games.

For more information about the newly-formed club visit www.waspsnetball.co.uk.

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