NNI welcomes three world ranked teams from across the globe, Barbados, St Lucia and Botswana to head up a magnificent programme of world class competitive Netball matches which will take place between 31st October and 3rd November at Antrim Forum.
Lorraine Lindsay, President Netball NI said: “This event has only been made possible with financial support from Sport NI under the International Sports Events Programme and local Grant Aid from Antrim Borough Council. We would also like to thank sponsors O'Neills and Gerflor for their support.
Sport Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive, Antoinette McKeown, welcomed the opportunity to showcase netball on an international stage: “I am delighted that Sport Northern Ireland is supporting this event and I look forward to welcoming three international netball teams to this region! This event allows us to showcase the high standard of our netballers and their dedication to the sport.
“It is vitally important that the people of Northern Ireland are able to enjoy high quality International sporting events, such as netball, which are available on their doorstep. This event will also help Sport Northern Ireland to achieve one of its main aims - developing improved performance pathways for Northern Ireland athletes, players and sports.”
Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Roderick Swann commented, “We are delighted that Netball Northern Ireland has chosen Antrim Forum as the venue for this prestigious event and are privileged to have such a wealth of sporting talent competing within the Borough. With visitors travelling from across the globe, this is an excellent opportunity to showcase the top class sporting facilities, many visitor attractions and beautiful scenery that Antrim has to offer.”