Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Sports fans will be treated to an exciting weekend at the University of Worcester Arena, with the Netball Superleague Final and Worcester Wolves’ play off game this Saturday and Sunday.
The 2014 ZEO Netball Superleague reaches a thrilling climax at the Arena on Saturday. The top eight teams have been whittled down to the final four and the third place play-off will be followed by the showpiece event, the Grand Final.
It is the second time the Arena has hosted the Superleague Final, with Team Bath reigning victorious last year. This major event will be shown live on Sky Sports.
Mick Donovan, Head of the University’s Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, said: “We are very excited to be welcoming back the ZEO Netball Superleague Final to the University of Worcester Arena. Within our vision for the Arena, netball has always been one of our focus sports, in fact our own netball teams have had an amazing unbeaten season. We very much hope that fans will enjoy watching this spectacular event.”
Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased via Sky Tickets.
The Netball Superleague Final will be followed, on Sunday by a thrilling match between Worcester Wolves and London Lions as the two teams go head to head in the play offs of the British Basketball League.
The Worcester Wolves are celebrating their most successful season ever, winning the BBL Trophy earlier this month, and are hoping for a double celebration by winning the play offs.
Mr Donovan, who is President of the Wolves, said: “I think we have a realistic chance of winning the playoffs and believe if all teams play to their best and that includes the current Worcester Wolves – we have the ability to challenge and beat any team.”
This season has seen Wolves make the considerable step up to playing out of the University of Worcester Arena, a move which has seen attendances more than treble. Last September’s opening game at their new venue, against Leicester Riders, attracted a capacity crowd, and there have been several games since where the house-full signs have had to be readied.
For more information about both events visit http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/arena-whats-on.html