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Being a mascot at a major sporting event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

The young netball fan in your life could experience the unbelievable feeling of walking out on court with some of the best netball players in the world during January’s Vitality Netball Nations Cup!

The Vitality Roses will be battling against the Jamaica Sunshine Girls, the New Zealand Silver Ferns and the South Africa SPAR Proteas across four days of action in three cities.

Kicking off at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on 19 January, which will be the first time since 2011 that an international netball competition has come to the city, the competition will start with England playing newly crowned World Champions New Zealand and Jamaica facing South Africa in what promises to be an exciting start to the series. The action will then move to Arena Birmingham for another double header on 22 January and will conclude at the Copper Box Arena in London for the final two days of the competition on 25 and 26 January.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: match action during the Vitality Netball International Series match between England and Uganda at the Copper Box Arena on December 2, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images for England Netball)

Exclusive to England Netball U11 members, there’ll be four mascot spots (one for each team with selections drawn at random) available on 22 January at the Birmingham match day.

You can nominate an England Netball member aged 7 – 11 years old to be a mascot. The winning mascots will win a ticket to the match with one parent or guardian also getting a complimentary ticket.

To enter the competition, you must complete in full this form before 13:00 on Friday 17th January.

Entrants must be aged 18 or over and will need to provide their name and email address, along with the nominated child’s.

The winning entrants will be drawn at random on Friday 17th January from all fully completed entries.

Enter the competition here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JYBJN6Y

Terms and Conditions: https://www.englandnetball.co.uk/vitality-netball-nations-cup-mascot-competition-tcs/

If you want to see the Vitality Roses back in action but aren’t eligible for the competition, snap up your tickets here!

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