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Sell-out crowd for Wasps Netball’s curtain-raiser

Wasps Netball’s first ever home game will be played in front of a sell-out crowd at the Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson Indoor Arena next weekend.

You can read the full Wasps Netball press release below:

Around 4,700 people will see Tamsin Greenway’s newly-formed team take to the court for the very first time on Sunday, 4 December at 3.15pm.

The game is a curtain raiser for the final Vitality International Series match between England Roses and Jamaica, who will take to the same court afterwards.

Wasps Netball’s clash with England U21s is the first of a series of friendlies scheduled ahead of the new Vitality Superleague season which starts in February.

Fans can now purchase Wasps Netball season memberships online and from the Ricoh Arena ticket office including match day – which start from £72 for adults while under-10s are free – and covers nine Vitality Netball Superleague home games.

Tamsin Greenway, Director of Wasps Netball, said: “The girls are chomping at the bit to put on a show for the fans, and the fact that it is a sell-out is going to make the occasion even more special.

“We’ve been training hard since the start of October. We are still growing and developing as a team and this game is a great opportunity for us to see where we are at in terms of performance and fitness.

“The England U21s have some very talented players and will provide a stern test for us, which is exactly what we need at this stage of pre-season.”

Wasps Netball was formed in July and since then they have made a series of high profile signings, including last-season’s Superleague top scorer Rachel Dunn and experienced England international Natalie Haythornthwaite who is expected to feature for the England Roses against Jamaica.

Wasps Netball’s Fran Williams and George Fisher will also go up against their new team mates when they represent England Under 21s in the friendly clash.

On match day fans will also have the chance to enjoy a host of activities and entertainment in the Wasps fan village – before enjoying the netball double-header.

To purchase Wasps Netball season memberships and for all of the latest news in the build up to the new season visit www.waspsnetball.co.uk.