England netball group ‘gutted’ after dropping to Australia in World Cup closing

The head coach of the England netball group has mentioned the gamers are “gutted” after dropping to Australia within the World Cup closing.

The Vitality Roses’ hopes of glory had been crushed in a 61-45 defeat in Cape Town on Sunday.

The Roses had been making their maiden World Cup closing look and knew they needed to be at their greatest to win the trophy.

Despite the setback, the match has sparked better curiosity within the sport, which followers hope will act as a “catalyst” that can encourage extra girls and women to hitch grassroots groups.

Head coach Jess Thirlby mentioned that regardless of the ultimate consequence, she is “incredibly proud” the group obtained so far as they did.

She mentioned: “I am incredibly proud, despite the final result. We absolutely deserved to be there.

“We had to battle to get there and it’s just proven to us that you’ve got to be able to go again in a big game against the number one and we just fell short today.

“We’re obviously going to be gutted with a losing margin like that in our first final but such was the difference between a team that has been in 12 of them and a team that have just broken into their first one.

“It’s a tough lesson of course but over the next three days I’m sure it will sink in in terms of that history that we’ve made.”

Player Eleanor Cardwell added: “There are so many positives. This is my first World Cup and for a lot more of the girls it’s their first World Cup and everyone’s first World Cup final.

“Last year at the Commonwealth Games we came fourth and it was heartbreaking.

“Now, it’s heartbreaking that we haven’t won gold but we’ve got silver and we can be really happy with ourselves and what we’ve done over the past 10 days.”

The group, who got here third within the final three World Cups and 6 instances total, had been on a excessive after beating Australia 56-55 on Thursday and defending champions New Zealand within the semi-finals.

But Australia reacted to their defeat and steadily constructed an unassailable lead for a twelfth World Cup crown.

The chair of Wandsworth Netball Club mentioned that, regardless of the consequence, England’s efficiency will act as a “catalyst” for getting gamers to hitch grassroots groups.

Emma Beardmore, 26, from Battersea, south-west London, mentioned that despite the fact that the Roses missed out on the gold medal, the Netball World Cup will “definitely be a conversation starter” for the game.

She instructed the PA information company: “It’s such a catalyst and it’s so important for people getting into grassroots netball teams.

“To get a silver medal is a huge and fantastic achievement that shouldn’t be overlooked, and I think all the individual players should be really, really proud of themselves.

“Even though it’s not the result we wanted to get the gold medal, we have pre-season on Wednesday and it’s definitely going to be a conversation starter, even amongst the girls who play netball week in, week out.

“It’s hugely inspiring, and having gotten over the initial shock of it, I definitely feel really proud to play the sport.”

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