Netball: England coach Neville to stay with team despite father's death

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - England netball coach Tracey Neville will remain with the team in Australia for the World Cup despite the death of her father, who died at a Sydney hospital after arriving to support the team, England Netball has said.

Neville Neville, 65, who is also the father of former England and Manchester United players Gary and Phil, suffered a heart attack in Sydney on Tuesday.

"Our immediate thoughts are with Tracey and the Neville family and we please ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this time," England Netball said in a statement. "Tracey has chosen to remain with the England team for the remainder of the World Cup and has the full support from everyone at England Netball."

Neville was visibly upset ahead of her side's opening match against Scotland on Friday, which they won 60-19.

England edged out fellow medal contenders Jamaica 54-50 in their second game on Saturday to seal top spot in Pool B.