England’s Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jade Clarke joined local schoolchildren in Liverpool today to mark one year to go until the Netball World Cup 2019 gets underway.
Clarke – who is England’s most-capped player – joined a group of eight children from Phoenix Netball Club for a skills masterclass on the piazza outside the Echo Arena, Liverpool
The children – from St Julie’s Catholic High School, King David Primary School, St Edward’s College, and Sudley Primary School – were then invited to put their questions to the England Roses and Wasps Netball player.
Following the event, Jade Clarke said:
“It’s amazing to be here, after the Commonwealth Games we just want the momentum to keep going, so it’s perfect that we’re in Liverpool getting ready for our home World Cup in just one year’s time.
“The performance we put on in Australia won’t be good enough here, the Australians are coming for us and we’ll need everyone’s support behind us.”
Commenting on the day’s activities, Lindsay Impett, Netball World Cup 2019 Event Director said:
“Through Netball World Cup 2019 we want to empower and inspire women and girls around the world, so we are delighted to have marked the ‘one year to go’ milestone with an event that these young netballers will always remember.
“We look forward to creating many more inspirational opportunities for our global netball family as we countdown to next summer’s tournament.”