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Match Schedule for Netball World Cup Released

Returning to Australian soil after 24 years from Friday 7 – Sunday 16 August, Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 will open with three blockbuster matches featuring the top six nations battling it out across the Opening Weekend of competition at Sydney Olympic Park.

With the release of the full competition schedule today, it has been revealed;
Day 1, Friday 7 August – Malawi (World Number 5) versus South Africa (World Number 6)
Day 2, Saturday 8 August – England (World Number 3) versus Jamaica (World Number 4)
Day 3, Sunday 9 August – Australia (World Number 1) versus New Zealand (World Number 2)

Unlike previous Netball World Cups, the top six nations will have an early look at the top-seeded competition, giving fans more opportunities to see the world’s best go head-to-head.

The Australian Diamonds and New Zealand Silver Ferns match on Sunday 9 August at 2.20pm will feature in the Trans-Tasman weekend at Sydney Olympic Park, with the Bledisloe Cup tie on the evening prior. Singapore will open the campaign on 7 August against Sri Lanka before meeting South Africa and Malawi. 

At the conclusion of the Preliminary Rounds (Days 1 – 4) the first eight teams and second eight teams will be placed into Qualification Pools for Days 5 – 8 of competition. 

Ticketing information has also been released alongside the full competition schedule today, with affordable ticket pricing making the event accessible for many. Adults can access a full day of World Cup action for as little as $26.00* or less – on days 4, 6 & 7, which becomes less than $6.50 a match.  Additionally, children can enjoy a Day Ticket starting from only $16.50* – which is less than $4.50 per international match on Days 4 & 7.

For NWC2015 Chief Executive Marne Fechner today’s announcement is a major milestone for fans and the 16 nations on a six month count-down to Sydney.

“Today is an important day for the two groups that will make this event so special – our competing nations and our fans.”

“With the release of the full competition schedule, Nations will be able to further develop their high performance competition plans to ensure they’re well prepared for the Event.

“And for fans, that haven’t already purchased an Official Fan Package, today will ensure they can plan their ideal NWC2015 experience, and understand how they can secure Day Tickets!

“We expect there will be high levels of interest from fans planning to attend the Event, and we want to ensure that as many fans as possible get the opportunity to experience NWC2015.  Allphones Arena provides us with a brilliant 16,500 seat venue and we encourage fans to read all the information available in planning their NWC2015 adventures!”

With tickets sold per day of competition, each ticket will give fans an opportunity to see four to six matches of World Cup daily, whilst Day 1 and Day 10 tickets also include the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony and Medal Presentations respectively.

Fans lucky enough to secure a Day 1 ticket will also experience an Opening Ceremony that will set new benchmarks for the sport in pre-game performance with upwards of 300 entertainers.

Tickets will be available via pre-sale or general public release in March 2015.

With tickets expected to move quickly, fans are encouraged to register for pre-sale opportunities via the e-newsletter Centre Circle found on the NWC2015 website – nwc2015.com.au

For the Full Competition Schedule click here 

For the NWC2015 Ticketing FAQ click here