The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be “fantastic” according to Joan Mills, Technical Delegate from the International Federation of Netball Associations. Alongside Maggie Murray, Chief Executive Officer at Netball Scotland, Joan recently met with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee (OC) to discuss the plans and preparations for Netball at the Games.
During a visit to gauge the progress Glasgow 2014 are making in preparation for the Netball competition, they visited the SECC and the site of the Scottish National Arena which will host the preliminary competition, and the medal rounds respectively during the Games in 2014. The visit also offered them the chance to spend time with various key functional areas within the OC.
Netball, one of the Commonwealth Games core sports, is a fast-paced game which showcases the stamina, athleticism and skill of elite women from across the Commonwealth.
Australia and New Zealand have shared gold at the past four Commonwealth Games however England are likely to mount a significant challenge to the Oceanic nations having recently been crowned World Netball Series Champions.
Joan Mills, Technical Delegate, International Federation of Netball Associations said:
“Being in Glasgow and meeting the team who will be taking care of Netball at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games was excellent. The Games are truly in the hands of professionals and I’m confident that they will be absolutely fantastic. As a federation we are looking forward to working with Glasgow 2014 and helping to ensure that these Games are the best they can possibly be.”
Maggie Murray, Chief Executive Officer at Netball Scotland said:
“I’m delighted with the progress which has been made and the positive report which we received from the first Technical Delegate visit. Netball within the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is in good hands and we are confident that the Glasgow 2014 team have left no room for failure.”
Greg Warnecke, Head of Sport at Glasgow 2014 said:
“Welcoming our International Federation delegates and sporting partners to Glasgow is a crucial element of our Games planning. This visit gave us great insight into the level of detail required in our planning for the Netball competition.”
“It’s extremely pleasing to receive such positive endorsement and these visits offer the Organising Committee an opportunity to develop our relationship with sport governing bodies and instil a level of confidence in our preparations for 2014.”