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Schools Programme

The Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 is a unique opportunity to experience and inspire school children in elite netball, whilst also providing lessons in the countries and cultures that make up the world of netball.

The Vitality Netball World Cup is the biggest event in world netball and will land at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool (formerly known as the Echo Arena) from 12-21 July 2019.

16 teams, ten days of thrilling action. One world cup trophy.

Falling within the last two weeks of the school summer term, the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 is a unique opportunity for school children to enjoy an inspirational experience of elite netball, whilst also learning about the different countries and cultures that make up world netball.

To make it as easy as possible for schools to join us, we have created an official schools programme for schools and home educators to allow children of all ages to join us in July and experience the thrill of elite, world-class netball!

Find out about the teams who have qualified for Vitality Netball World Cup 2019.

Schools tickets

We are delighted to offer school groups a complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 junior tickets purchased.

Junior tickets start from £5, and exclusively for schools, will also be available in the gold seating category for just £15.

This ticket offer is available to schools and home educators attending the following sessions:

Friday 12 July – session one, court two

9am – 1:15pm

Barbados v Singapore

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka

Junior tickets: gold £15, silver £12, bronze £7

Tuesday 16 July – session nine

9am – 1:00pm

Two Group E matches

Junior tickets: gold £15, silver £12, bronze £7

Wednesday 17 July – session 11

9am – 1:00pm

Two Group E matches

Junior tickets: gold £15, silver £12, bronze £7

Friday 19 July – session 15

9am – 1:00pm

13th/14th placing match

15th/16th placing match

Junior tickets: gold £15, silver £12, bronze £5

If you wish to attend an alternative session outside of the official school programme, group bookings are open for all sessions, subject to availability. More information is available on our ticketing page and in our ticketing FAQs.

Please note, complimentary tickets for teachers and concessions within the gold seating area are only available for the sessions within the official schools programme listed above.


Call now to make your booking

School programme bookings can only be made via telephone with our official agent, Ticket Quarter in order to access the best availability for large groups, and ensure that each schools unique requirements are accommodated. Enquiries can also be made at 

0344 561 7672 (phone lines open until 9pm)

Monday to Saturday: 9am – 9pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

We welcome accessible schools and work on an individual basis to ensure the best level of comfort and enjoyment possible for all spectators. For further information please contact 

To book accessible tickets, or for more information about the ACC Personal Assistance scheme, please call the Customer Care team on 0344 335 0437. Proof of eligibility may be requested when attending the event.



Location and parking

The Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 is taking place at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool:

M&S Bank Arena Liverpool

Kings Docks,

Liverpool Waterfront

L3 4FP

Information about how to get to the venue can be found here on the arena website.

Secure, on-site coach parking is available from £10 for up to 12 hours through Liverpool City Council. For more information on how to book, please contact Liverpool City Council parking on 0151 233 2341 or email

Arrival and prohibited items

Doors will open up to an hour before the matches start, so please come early to take your seats and enjoy the pre-match entertainment. Please also note that re-entry is not permitted within a session and so once you have entered the venue and had your tickets scanned you will not be permitted to leave the building and re-enter during the same session. We, therefore, advise you to make use of the piazza activities outside of the venue before entering.

Every visitor to the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 will have their bag searched before entering the building, so we ask you to consider keeping bags and personal items to a minimum to allow for a smooth entry. Details of prohibited and restricted items can be found here.

As an exception to the spectator regulations, small quantities of food and drink for personal consumption by children are allowed into the M&S Bank Arena (formerly known as the Echo Arena) if they are part of the official schools programme.

For more information on how to make the most of your trip to the VNWC, including information on our Fan Park and getting to the arena on public transport, check out our plan your visit page.

If you have any further questions or queries prior to the event, more information can be found on our FAQs page. Don’t forget to join our mailing list to receive all the latest event news and updates.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like further information about the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 schools programme, please contact us on:

If your enquiry relates to an existing booking or the ticket buying process, please contact Ticket Quarter’s customer service team directly on: or call 0344 8000 400 (local rate)

Enjoy exclusive benefits by becoming an England Netball Affiliated School

This season sees netball on an all-time high as the nation continues to celebrate England’s historic Commonwealth Games gold medal, whilst also building the excitement as we head into a home world cup that we hope will inspire the nation to join in the netball family in some way! England Netball are determined to make the most of this magical moment in our sport’s history and are working hard as we progress on the ‘Road to Liverpool’!

This year England Netball hope to provide a number of benefits to schools, including access to the biggest schools competition in the netball calendar – the National Schools Competition – and exclusive member content that will bring you closer to the Vitality Roses in the form of their official magazine and termly e-newsletters. In addition, they will bring you member exclusive Vitality Netball World Cup-themed benefits that we hope will engage and inspire a whole range of students, helping the all-time netball high continue.

If you’re not a member, don’t miss out on this opportunity and join today by clicking here.