There are just days to go until the whistle blows to start the Vitality Netball World Cup and plans have been unveiled for the official Fan Park at Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE.
Throughout the competition the green space will be a hive of activity and a great way to soak up the World Cup atmosphere.
Free to enter, visitors will be able to watch the match action streamed live on a giant screen, take part in our netball activities and enjoy an exciting programme of music and entertainment.
Programmed by Culture Liverpool – the city council’s award-winning team of event organisation experts – expect samba bands, dance performances and workshops, DJs, film screenings, choirs and even a number of stars from the sporting world to descend on the Fan Park.
Broadcaster, journalist and author Clare Balding will be one of the well-known faces to be involved in a special Q&A on the final day. Clare will talk about her award-winning career, its highlights and any advice she would give to both men and women who are looking to follow in her footsteps. The free talk will form part of the city’s RISE programme which celebrates extraordinary women.
Clare Balding said:
“With Liverpool hosting the Vitality Netball World Cup, it’s the perfect opportunity to see brilliantly passionate teams of women at the top of their game, and we can use this to kick-start a conversation about what can be achieved by women from every sector of society, and every part of the country.”
A number of appearances will also be made from elite, international netball players throughout the ten days. And don’t forget our mascot Jude will be a frequent visitor and ready to have her photo taken with you.
Although entry is free to the Fan Park, space will be limited. Visitors are encouraged to post pictures of their time in the Fan Park using #ThisIsNetball and tagging @NetballWorldCup, @CultureLpool and @lpoolcouncil in any pictures