Netball World Cup

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The Netball World Cup is a quadrennial international netball world championship organised by World Netball, inaugurated in 1963. Since its inception the competition has been dominated primarily by the Australia national netball team and the New Zealand national netball team, as of the 2019 event having both medaled in every one of the 15 championships – Trinidad and Tobago is the only other team to have won a title (a three-way tie in the 1979 championship). The most recent tournament was the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England, which was won by New Zealand.

Netball World Cup
Upcoming season or competition:
Current sports event 2023 Netball World Cup
FormerlyWorld Netball Championships (1963–2011)
SportNetball
Founded1963; 60 years ago (1963)
Inaugural season1963
AdministratorWorld Netball
No. of teams16 teams (2023)
Most recent
champion(s)
 New Zealand
(5th title)
Most titles Australia (11 titles)
Tournaments

HistoryEdit

 
Sign commemorating the 1979 World Netball Championships, held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

In 1960, representatives from Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa and the West Indies met to discuss standardising the rules of the sport. This led to the establishment of the International Federation of Women's Basketball and Netball (which later became the International Federation of Netball Associations). Formal rules were established at this inaugural meeting and a decision to hold World Championship tournaments every four years was also made. The first World Netball Championship was held in 1963 and was hosted by England. The tournament was renamed to the World Cup as opposed to "Championships" in 2015. Since 1991 the tournament has maintained a format allowing semi-finals and finals matches to be played, where previously the tournament held no finals and instead utilised the round-robin system, which occasionally led to more than one nation being crowned world champions.

Australia or New Zealand have won the all of the titles, though emerging netball nations England, South Africa and Jamaica have come close to dislodging the top-tier nations on several occasions. In 1979 Australia, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago were all joint champions. South Africa finished runners-up in 1995 and England and Jamaica have contested several bronze medal matches and come up short in narrow semi-final defeats. The reigning world champions are New Zealand, who defeated arch-rivals Australia by one goal in the 2019 final. They will defend their title in Cape Town, South Africa in 2023.

ResultsEdit

Tournament historyEdit

Year Host Final 3rd place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1963
Details
  Eastbourne  
Australia
Round-robin  
New Zealand
 
England
Round-robin  
Trinidad and Tobago
11
1967
Details
  Perth  
New Zealand
Round-robin  
Australia
 
South Africa
Round-robin  
England
8
1971
Details
  Kingston  
Australia
Round-robin  
New Zealand
 
England
Round-robin  
Jamaica
 
Trinidad and Tobago[note 1]
9
1975
Details
  Auckland  
Australia
Round-robin  
England
 
New Zealand
Round-robin  
Trinidad and Tobago
11
1979
Details
  Port of Spain  
New Zealand
 
Australia
 
Trinidad and Tobago
Round-robin[note 2] Round-robin  
England
19
1983
Details
  Singapore  
Australia
Round-robin  
New Zealand
 
Trinidad and Tobago
Round-robin  
England
14
1987
Details
  Glasgow  
New Zealand
Round-robin  
Australia
 
Trinidad and Tobago[note 3]
Round-robin  
England
17
1991
Details
  Sydney  
Australia
53–52  
New Zealand
 
Jamaica
63–54  
England
20
1995
Details
  Birmingham  
Australia
68–48  
South Africa
 
New Zealand
60–31  
England
27
1999
Details
  Christchurch  
Australia
42–41  
New Zealand
 
England
57–43  
Jamaica
26
2003
Details
  Kingston  
New Zealand
49–47  
Australia
 
Jamaica
46–40  
England
24
2007
Details
  Auckland[note 4]  
Australia
42–38  
New Zealand
 
Jamaica
53–52  
England
16
2011
Details
  Singapore  
Australia
58–57  
New Zealand
 
England
70–49  
Jamaica
16
2015
Details
  Sydney  
Australia
58–55  
New Zealand
 
England
66–44  
Jamaica
16
2019
Details
  Liverpool  
New Zealand
52–51  
Australia
 
England
58–42  
South Africa
16
2023
Details
  Cape Town 16

Performance of nationsEdit

Pos. Nation Titles Runners-up Third place
1   Australia 11 (1963, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2007, 2011, 2015) 4 (1967, 1987, 2003, 2019)
2   New Zealand 5 (1967, 1979, 1987, 2003, 2019) 8 (1963, 1971, 1983, 1991, 1999, 2007, 2011, 2015) 2 (1975, 1995)
3   Trinidad and Tobago 1 (1979) 1 (1987) 1 (1983)
4   England 1 (1975) 6 (1963, 1971, 1999, 2011, 2015, 2019)
5   South Africa 1 (1995) 1 (1967)
6   Jamaica 3 (1991, 2003, 2007)

Participating nationsEdit

 
  Appeared at every World Cup
  10 or more appearances
  5 or more appearances
  One or more appearances
  Participated in qualifying tournaments, but did not qualify
Appearances by countries/teams which no longer exist are not shown.
 
Liz Ellis, the most capped international player in the history of Australian netball, won the competition three times as part of the Australian national team.
Team  
1963
 
1967
 
1971
 
1975
 
1979
 
1983
 
1987
 
1991
 
1995
 
1999
 
2003
 
2007
 
2011
 
2015
 
2019
 
2023
Total
  Antigua and Barbuda - - - - 12th 9th - - 12th - 17th - - - - - 4
  Australia 1st 2nd 1st 1st =1st 1st =2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd Q 16
  Bahamas - - 9th - 18th - - - - - - - - - - - 2
  Barbados - - - - 8th - =6th - 11th 10th 7th 13th 11th 13th 12th Q 10
  Bermuda - - - - 19th - =10th - 23rd - 22nd - - - - - 4
  Botswana - - - - - - - - - - - 10th 13th - - - 2
  Canada - - - - 11th 12th =10th 6th 13th 13th 21st - - - - - 7
  Cayman Islands - - - - - - - 16th 21st 23rd 24th - - - - - 4
  Cook Islands - - - - - - =6th 5th 7th 7th 11th 7th - - - - 6
  England 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 3rd 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd Q 16
  Fiji - - - 8th - - 8th 11th - 6th 8th 9th 10th 11th 14th Q 10
  Grenada - - - - 15th - - - - - 20th - - - - - 2
  Hong Kong - - - - - 13th - 17th 23rd 24th 23rd - - - - - 5
  Republic of Ireland - - - - 10th - 15th 10th 25th - - - - - - - 4
  Jamaica 5th 6th =4th 5th 5th 5th 5th 3rd 5th 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 5th Q 16
  Malawi - - - - - - - - 8th 11th - 5th 6th 6th 6th Q 7
  Malaysia - - - - - 11th 17th 19th 26th 19th - 16th 16th - - - 8
  Malta - - - - - - - - 27th - - - - - - - 1
  Namibia - - - - - - - 13th 16th - - - - - - - 2
  New Zealand 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd =1st 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st Q 16
  Niue - - - - - - - - - 25th 12th - - - - - 2
  Northern Ireland 11th - 8th 9th 17th 7th =10th 12th 18th 16th 19th - 8th - 10th - 12
  Papua New Guinea - - - 11th - - 14th 14th 15th 18th - - - - - - 5
  Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla - - - - =6th Does Not Exist 1
  Saint Lucia - - - - =12th - - - - - 15th - - - - - 2
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - - - - 16th - - - 10th - 13th - - - - - 3
  Samoa - - - - - - - 8th 9th 9th 6th 8th 12th 10th 13th - 8
  Scotland 8th 7th 6th 6th 9th 6th 9th 9th 22nd 20th 14th 14th - 12th 11th Q 15
  Singapore - 8th - 10th - 10th - 18th 20th 12th - 15th 15th 15th 16th Q 11
  South Africa 6th 3rd - - - - - - 2nd 5th 5th 6th 5th 5th 4th Q 10
  Sri Lanka 9th - - - - 14th 16th 15th 19th 21st 18th - 14th 16th 15th Q 11
  Tonga - - - - - - - - - 22nd - - - - - Q 2
  Trinidad and Tobago 4th 5th =4th 4th =1st 3rd =2nd - 6th 8th 10th 11th 7th 9th 9th Q 15
  Uganda - - - - =12th - - - - - - - - 8th 7th Q 4
  United States - - - - - - - - 14th 15th 9th - - - - - 3
  Vanuatu - - - - - - - 20th - 26th - - - - - - 2
  Wales 10th - 7th 7th =6th 8th 13th 7th 17th 14th 16th 12th 9th 7th - Q 14
  West Indies 7th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
  Zambia - - - - - - - - - 17th - - - 14th - - 2
  Zimbabwe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8th Q 2

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Fourth place was shared because there were no finals: both teams won four of their eight matches, losing three times and drawing against each other. The tournament rules of the time did not provide any way of determining an outright winner.
  2. ^ The title was shared because there were no finals: the top 10 teams played off in a round robin. Each of the top three teams won eight out of nine matches, losing once to one of the other two. The tournament rules of the time did not provide any way of determining an outright winner.
  3. ^ There were no finals: the top 4 teams played a round-robin tournament. Australia and Trinidad & Tobago ended the tournament with one win (against England), one loss (to New Zealand) and one draw (with each other). The tournament rules of the time did not provide any way to break this tie.
  4. ^ Suva, Fiji was scheduled to host the 2007 competition but was stripped of hosting rights following the December 2006 coup. The hosting rights were subsequently awarded to Auckland, New Zealand, and the competition date moved from July to November 2007.

ReferencesEdit

Netball Scoop - Team Lists (World Championships)

BibliographyEdit

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