Played in front of sold out crowds, in a buzzing city that has embraced the tournament – including a heaving Fan Park at Liverpool One – the ongoing Vitality Netball World Cup is probably the biggest and best Netball World Cup yet. For any tournament like this, its legacy as important as the tournament itself, and Vitality, the sponsors, have launched a terrific campaign that aims to cement its legacy.
#WeAreRising is championing and celebrating the competition and – crucially – aims to inspire more people to participate in netball with a pledge to fund grassroots coaches.
Tournament sponsors Vitality launched the campaign and announced that for every 100 goals scored during the Netball World Cup, they will fund for one person to obtain a UKCC Level 1 Assistant Qualification Coaching Certificate through England Netball. All you need to do is submit your details and you’ll go into the hat for the draw that will see a lucky few get their coaching qualifications paid for.
The campaign launched with three England starrs Jade Clarke, Serena Guthrie and Fran Williams, alongside Head Coach Tracey Neville, will provide grassroots netball with support for many years to come and inspire helping more people to get active and involved netball.
Jade Clarke is already invigorated by a brilliant summer for women’s sport, and claims this Netball World Cup is indeed the best yet:
A World Cup is so special but to have it on home soil is just a dream come true. I’ve been so excited watching the women’s sport this summer, watching the football – and now it’s our turn. It’s changed so much – I first started playing for England in 2002 and everything has changed: how it’s perceived by people, how much it’s grown in the media, how many people come to watch, it’s more professional now…I can do netball full-time! It’s just growing and growing, and long may it continue.
The best thing is the excitement of seeing the court, seeing the rest of the teams – and when you get to walk out in front of that crowd and you get to do what you love…this is what we’ve been training for for years. We love that pressure, we love performing in front of that crowd. It’s just so exciting. JADE CLARK, ENGLAND NETBALL PLAYER
IT’S EASY TO ENTER!
To have a chance of winning the prize and accessing the funding, all you need to do is visit the website and submit 100 words on why you want to become a netball coach. Alternatively, Vitality is encouraging people to nominate anyone they think should take their first step on the coaching ladder. Entrants will be picked by Vitality Roses Head Coach Tracey Neville and contacted by Vitality after the Vitality Netball World Cup.
Commenting on the announcement, Vitality Roses Head Coach Tracey Neville says:
This is a huge summer for the Vitality Roses as we will be facing the world’s best teams on home soil. We need the support of the nation behind us in July and hope that the Vitality Netball World Cup inspires more people to watch, get involved, coach and play netball. I believe Vitality’s campaign will help us to achieve this.
“Coaching netball is an extremely rewarding career and I would encourage anyone who is interested to jump at this opportunity to get involved. TRACEY NEVILLE
The tournament ends on Sunday 21st July and you can enter your submission here.
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