Watch the Barbados National Team at the Triangle

posted 11 Sep 2010, 13:51 by Unknown user   [ updated 11 Sep 2010, 13:53 by Midsussex Netball Admin ]

The Barbados netball team is warming up for the Commonwealth Games in West Sussex.

Some of the best netball players in the world will be sharpening their skills in the county from 18 - 28 September. The Barbados netball squad will be using the training facilities at K2 Crawley for their final preparations ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi next month.

Everyone is invited to watch them in action as they compete in two warm-up games:  

  • Barbados vs England Excel Squad at The Triangle, Burgess Hill on Friday 24 September.
  • Game starts at 18:30 Doors open at 17:30 
  • Barbados vs Team Bath Netball Club at K2 Crawley on Sunday 26 September. 
  • Game starts at 19:00 Doors open at 18:00   

Entry to watch both games is free, and Under 16’s must be accompanied by a supervising adult. To ensure your place in the crowd, e-mail  k2enquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk  You will be sent a printable voucher that guarantees entry for anyone arriving at the venue more than 30 minutes before the start of the game. If you arrive early, you will also get the chance to see the teams' warm-up. 

All spectators are advised to use public transport where possible. For venue details and directions visit the What's On section of the web site.

Barbados will meet England at the Commonwealth Games in the opening stages of the netball competition. Also in their group are teams from New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, The Cook Islands and South Africa.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Economy Deborah Urquhart said: “I am looking forward to welcoming the Barbados netball team to West Sussex.  Not only will these top class players be able to experience our excellent sporting facilities at Crawley, Burgess Hill and East Grinstead, but also the hospitality and friendship which we in the county extend to all visitors.”  

Lenny Walker, Crawley Borough Council’s Member for Leisure and Cultural Services, added: “I’m certain the Bajan netball squad will be impressed with the warm welcome they receive from the people of Crawley. We will continue to work closely with the Barbados Olympic Association and other sporting organisations on the Island to maximise the links between the two areas.”

The Bajan national team is currently ranked 11th in the world.

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