Vitality Roses to host Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in the ‘Netball Quad Series’ in January 2022
The 3rd and final game of the Cadbury Netball Series. England’s Vitality Roses play against New Zealand’s Silver Ferns at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton, New Zealand. 1st November 2020.
England Netball are delighted to announce a ‘Netball Quad Series’, as part of the Vitality Netball
International Series, which will see the Vitality Roses host the Australian Diamonds, New Zealand
Silver Ferns and South Africa’s SPAR Proteas in London in January 2022.
Subject to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the four international sides will take to the court on January
15, 16, 18 and 19 at the Copper Box Arena in London, playing a total of eight games across the series
and each competing to win the coveted ‘Netball Quad Series’ trophy.
The ‘Netball Quad Series’ was last held in London in 2019, which saw the Australian Diamonds
crowned overall winners. This time round the four sides will go head-to-head once, with a third and
fourth place game and a final to decide the victorious nation.
The Copper Box Arena, London, will once again open its doors to fans to watch some of the most
exciting netball talent in the world go head-to-head on court in what promises to be an incredible
four days of live netball action.
And Sky Sports UK will televise every single game live as well as stream all fixtures on Sky Sports
YouTube for fans at home to enjoy.
Fran Connolly, CEO of England Netball, said: “We are thrilled to be able to confirm the Netball Quad
Series – one of the most anticipated international competitions in the global netball calendar. To
host such respected international sides in London, and to bring such thrilling netball action to our
fans, is incredibly exciting for everyone at England Netball.
“Continuing to operate and deliver elite netball during these times remains challenging and our
thanks must go to the staff and players from Netball Australia, Netball New Zealand and Netball
South Africa who have worked tirelessly to confirm this event.
“2022 is a year like no other for netball in this country, and as we rebuild our game following the
pandemic and look ahead to defending our gold medal in Birmingham next summer, the opportunity
to host such a compelling international competition means we can keep the spotlight firmly on our
sport, build excitement for the year ahead, and continue to inspire the next generation of netballers
to get involved in, play and follow our game.”
Jess Thirlby, Vitality Roses Head Coach, added: “To welcome the world’s best teams to London and
reignite the Netball Quad Series is a great way to start the new year and provides us with much
needed competition to test ourselves as we move ever closer to the hugely anticipated Commonwealth Games.
“Despite the challenges we’ve faced navigating the global pandemic over the last two years we have
managed to seek opportunities which have seen us take on the world’s best, but overseas. Hosting
international sides in front of fans makes this series really special.
“The Vitality Roses are so proud to wear the red dress and represent the wider Netball family and
we hope to put out performances that they can be proud of too.
“The depth and breadth in quality across the team is the best I’ve known it in recent years’, and we
continue to strive to be better with every performance.”
England Netball members can purchase tickets to the Netball Quad Series, as part of the Vitality
Netball International Series, in an exclusive pre-sale window from Tuesday 23 November at midday,
with general sale tickets available from Monday 29 November at 9.00am.
Full list of fixtures for the Netball Quad Series as follows:
Date Match Time and Location
15 January 2022 Vitality Roses v South Africa 14.00 Copper Box Arena
15 January 2022 New Zealand v Australia 16.15 Copper Box Arena
16 January 2022 Australia v South Africa 14.00 Copper Box Arena
16 January 2022 Vitality Roses v New Zealand 16.15 Copper Box Arena
18 January 2022 South Africa v New Zealand 17.30 Copper Box Arena
18 January 2022 Vitality Roses v Australia 19.30 Copper Box Arena
19 January 2022 3rd v 4th 17.30 Copper Box Arena
19 January 2022 Final: 1st v 2nd 19.30 Copper Box Arena