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Serena Guthrie urges England team to thrive on expectation at home World Cup

Serena Guthrie urges England team to thrive on expectation at home World Cup

B ack when she was first appointed England head coach on an interim basis in March 2015, Tracey Neville’s brief was twofold. The immediate aim was to convert her posting into a permanent role, which she achieved when the team finished third at the World Cup just a few months later. The second part had a longer time frame. With Liverpool due to host

Exclusive interview: How Uganda's Netball World Cup captain had to defy her family and nearly die to achieve her dream and become an inspiration

Exclusive interview: How Uganda's Netball World Cup captain had to defy her family and nearly die to achieve her dream and become an inspiration

T o understand what netball means to Uganda captain Peace Proscovia is to listen to what she believes her life would be like without it. “A nobody in the community and a mother to numerous children, toiling in a world where you can’t see any future,” she says immediately. Proscovia, 29, will step out for her country in their Vitality Netball World

Tracey Neville warns England squad that Netball World Cup will be 'absolutely brutal'

Tracey Neville warns England squad that Netball World Cup will be 'absolutely brutal'

T racey Neville believes the Netball World Cup in Liverpool will be “absolutely brutal” on her players and insists the tournament should not be likened to England’s victorious Commonwealth Games journey last year. Neville became the first head coach to guide England to Commonwealth gold – her country’s first triumph at the Games in six attempts. Yet

England must capitalise on the buzz of having the World Cup on home soil

England must capitalise on the buzz of having the World Cup on home soil

T o have a Netball World Cup in England with this kind of buzz around it is so exciting and shows how far the sport has come in the past decade or so. I played in the past three tournaments, in 2007, 2011 and 2015, and this is nothing like I ever experienced. When I began my career, it was totally amateur. All the England players had jobs or were at