The International Federation of Netball Associations is delighted to announce that Scotland will host the next World Youth Netball Championships in August 2013.
The good news was welcomed by many with Molly Rhone, President of the IFNA tying in the event with the Commonwealth Games in 2014 stating “these two high profile netball events will not only showcase the sport but will also promote long term development and leave a lasting legacy not just in Scotland but across the whole region of Europe.”
Councillor Archie Graham, the Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council and the Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games, pointed out that “This will be the first major competition to be held at the city’s new National Indoor Sports Arena, which will of course play a central role in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Championships such as these give us the perfect opportunity to again showcase the city as a centre of sport excellence in the lead up to the 2014 Games. We are looking forward to giving the netball players from across the world a true Glasgow welcome in 2013."
With Netball one the highest participation sports for females across the world, the event promises to attract a global audience which in turn, will impact the economy significantly. Once more, Scotland will showcase its expertise in staging world class events while the netball legacy continues into 2014 as one of the core sports in the Commonwealth Games.