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Rhone: Netball World Cup tickets sold out

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey
Molly Rhone

President of the International Netball Federation (INF) Molly Rhone says tickets for this year’s Netball World Cup (NWC) tournament in England have already been sold out. The tournament, which is held every four years, will be staged in Liverpool, July 12-21.

Overwhelming demand

Rhone toldThe Gleaner that the demand for the tickets has been overwhelming from the first day that they went on sale. The INF boss said that the preparations have been going well for the tournament so far because the host country has been doing a great job to ensure that everything is in place for the start of the competition.

“The only problem that we have now is that people cannot get tickets to go , and so I am getting a lot of flack where that is concerned because there are just not tickets,” said Rhone. “We can’t do anything about it because the venue can only hold so many people and no more ... but it is a good problem to have, actually.”

Rhone, who has been the INF president since 2003, is scheduled to demit office at the end of this year’s championships.

She added that she expects the championships to be very exciting and entertaining.

“I just watched the Quad Series that is going on in England, and it is just phenomenal what is happening with netball and the top countries, and so I am looking forward to the 2019 NWC more than anything else this year,” said Rhone, who is a former president of Netball Jamaica.

She added that the 2015 tournament in Australia was fabulous as they had a big venue, and according to her they put on a really good show. “Our chief executive officer has been meeting with the organising committee (in England) very often and everything is going really well,” Rhone said.