While the eyes of the netball world is focused firmly on Sydney this August, the International Netball Federation has announced that the English city of Liverpool will be the host of the 2019 Netball World Cup.
It will be the third time that England has hosted the Netball World Cup – and first since the tournament was played at Birmingham in 1995. They also hosted the first ever world championships in 1963.
INF President Molly Rhone said the event would be staged at ACC Liverpool, although dates have yet to be confirmed.
“On behalf of the Board of the International Netball Federation, I am delighted to announce that England Netball has been awarded the rights to host the 2019 Netball World Cup,” Rhone said.
“England put in a strong bid and we are confident that they will deliver an outstanding event in an excellent venue in the city of Liverpool.
“It is an exciting time for netball right now, which is growing at an unprecedented rate throughout the world. We look forward to seeing this growth continue to soar and to working with the organising committee in bringing the INF’s most important event to England in 2019.”
England Netball CEO Joanna Adams is thrilled to be chosen as the host.
“With participation increasing in the sport, this will provide a welcome incentive to build upon our momentum and increase the visibility of netball in our country,” Adams said.
“Having worked with Liverpool to host major global tournaments previously, we have a proven track record of being able to stage such a prestigious event and we look forward to welcoming the netball world to the North-West.
“On behalf of England Netball, I would like to thank all parties who worked with us on securing this bid.”
The Netball World Cup 2015 SYDNEY will be staged between 7-16 August with the Australian Diamonds the defending champions. Check out the website for more details.