Orla Burner, winner of our mascot design competition, revealed her prize-winning creation – Jude the Liver Bird – in a special assembly at her school earlier today. England international and Vitality Netball World Cup ambassador Jade Clarke was also on hand to help reveal our feathered friend to the world.
Hailing from Harpenden, Hertfordshire 10-year-old Orla lives with her parents and younger sister. Orla is a passionate netball fan, playing the sport every week, representing her school as part of its under-10 squad and watching her local Vitality Netball Superleague team Saracens Mavericks regularly.
Over 100 entries were received in response to our mascot competition, but Orla’s design was chosen by event director Lindsay Impett and Jade Clarke as the winning design. Here you can read more about Jude, what she stands for and how she represents our World Cup.
Jude will be in Liverpool to welcome teams and visitors from all over the world, the life and soul of the World Cup party, she’ll be a big part of the event.
Orla will attend the World Cup’s opening ceremony session on Friday 12 July, where she will be introduced with Jude and see her creation in action, before watching England begin their World Cup campaign against Uganda.