INF Netball World Cup

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Trinidad & Tobago '79.jpg
Sign for the 1979 World Netball Championships in Trinidad and Tobago
FormerlyWorld Netball Championships (1963-2011)
Sport Netball
Inaugural season 1963
No. of teams16 (2015)
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (2015)
Most titlesFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (11 titles)

The INF Netball World Cup is a quadrennial international netball world championship co-ordinated by the International Netball Federation (INF), inaugurated in 1963. Since its inception the competition has been dominated primarily by the Australian national netball team (the Diamonds) and the New Zealand national netball team (the Silver Ferns) – Trinidad and Tobago is the only other team to have won a title. The most recent tournament was the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney Australia, which was won by Australia.

Netball ball sport

Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. Its development, derived from early versions of basketball, began in England in the 1890s. By 1960, international playing rules had been standardised for the game, and the International Federation of Netball and Women's Basketball was formed. As of 2011, the INF comprises more than 60 national teams organized into five global regions.

International Netball Federation international netball governing body

The International Netball Federation (INF), formerly the "International Federation of Netball Associations" (IFNA), is the worldwide governing body for Netball. The INF was created in 1960 and is responsible for world rankings, maintaining the rules for netball and organising the Netball World Cup. The organisation has five regional areas:

The 1963 World Netball Championships was the first edition of the World Netball Championships, a quadrennial international netball competition. The 1963 tournament was held from August 2 to 11 and were held in Eastbourne, England. It featured 11 teams. In a round robin style format, Australia were the winners as they won all of their matches.

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History

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. Since then there have been 13 more tournaments.

Results

Tournament history

YearHostFinal3rd place matchTeams
ChampionsScoreRunners-up3rd placeScore4th place
1963
Details
Flag of England.svg Eastbourne Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Round-robin Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of England.svg
England
Round-robin Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Trinidad and Tobago
11
1967
Details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Perth Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Round-robin Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg
South Africa
Round-robin Flag of England.svg
England
8
1971
Details
Flag of Jamaica.svg Kingston Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Round-robin Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of England.svg
England
Round-robin Flag of Jamaica.svg
Jamaica
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Trinidad and Tobago [note 1]
9
1975
Details
Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Round-robin Flag of England.svg
England
Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Round-robin Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Trinidad and Tobago
11
1979
Details
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Port of Spain Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Trinidad and Tobago
Round-robin [note 2] Round-robin Flag of England.svg
England
19
1983
Details
Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Round-robin Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Trinidad and Tobago
Round-robin Flag of England.svg
England
14
1987
Details
Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Round-robin Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Trinidad and Tobago [note 3]
Round-robin Flag of England.svg
England
17
1991
Details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
53–52Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Jamaica.svg
Jamaica
63–54Flag of England.svg
England
20
1995
Details
Flag of England.svg Birmingham Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
68–48Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
60–31Flag of England.svg
England
27
1999
Details
Flag of New Zealand.svg Christchurch Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
42–41Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of England.svg
England
57–43Flag of Jamaica.svg
Jamaica
26
2003
Details
Flag of Jamaica.svg Kingston Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
49–47Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Flag of Jamaica.svg
Jamaica
46–40Flag of England.svg
England
24
2007
Details
Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland [note 4] Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
42–38Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Jamaica.svg
Jamaica
53–52Flag of England.svg
England
16
2011
Details
Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
58–57Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of England.svg
England
70–49Flag of Jamaica.svg
Jamaica
16
2015
Details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
58–55Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of England.svg
England
66–44Flag of Jamaica.svg
Jamaica
16
2019
Details
Flag of England.svg Liverpool 16
2023
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg Cape Town 16

Performance of nations

Pos.Nation1st2nd3rd
1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 11 (1963, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2007, 2011, 2015)3 (1967, 1987, 2003)
2Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 4 (1967, 1979, 1987, 2003)8 (1963, 1971, 1983, 1991, 1999, 2007, 2011, 2015)2 (1975, 1995)
3Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 1 (1979)1 (1987)1 (1983)
4Flag of England.svg  England 1 (1975)5 (1963, 1971, 1999, 2011, 2015)
5Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1 (1995)1 (1967)
6Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 3 (1991, 2003, 2007)

Participating nations

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. Liz Ellis.jpg
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 Flag of England.svg
1963
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
1967
Flag of Jamaica.svg
1971
Flag of New Zealand.svg
1975
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
1979
Flag of Singapore.svg
1983
Flag of Scotland.svg
1987
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
1991
Flag of England.svg
1995
Flag of New Zealand.svg
1999
Flag of Jamaica.svg
2003
Flag of New Zealand.svg
2007
Flag of Singapore.svg
2011
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
2015
Flag of England.svg
2019
Total
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda ----12th9th--12th-17th----4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1st2nd1st1st=1st1st=2nd1st1st1st2nd1st1st1stQ15
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas --9th-18th----------2
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados ----8th-=6th-11th10th7th13th11th13thQ9
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda ----19th-=10th-23rd-22nd----4
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana -----------10th13th--2
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada ----11th12th=10th6th13th13th21st----7
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands -------16th21st23rd24th----4
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands ------=6th5th7th7th11th7th---6
Flag of England.svg  England 3rd4th3rd2nd4th4th4th4th4th3rd4th4th3rd3rdQ15
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji ---8th--8th11th-6th8th9th10th11thQ9
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada ----15th-----20th----2
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong -----13th-17th23rd24th23rd----5
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland ----10th-15th10th25th------4
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 5th6th=4th5th5th5th5th3rd5th4th3rd3rd4th4thQ15
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi --------8th11th-5th6th6thQ6
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia -----11th17th19th26th19th-16th16th--8
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta --------27th------1
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia -------13th16th------2
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2nd1st2nd3rd=1st2nd1st2nd3rd2nd1st2nd2nd2ndQ15
Flag of Niue.svg  Niue ---------25th12th----2
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 11th-8th9th17th7th=10th12th18th16th19th-8th-Q12
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea ---11th--14th14th15th18th-----5
Flag of St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.svg Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla ----=6thDoes Not Exist1
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia ----=12th-----15th----2
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ----16th---10th-13th----3
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa -------8th9th9th6th8th12th10thQ8
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 8th7th6th6th9th6th9th9th22nd20th14th14th-12thQ14
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore -8th-10th-10th-18th20th12th-15th15th15thQ10
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 6th3rd------2nd5th5th6th5th5thQ9
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 9th----14th16th15th19th21st18th-14th16thQ9
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga ---------22nd-----1
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 4th5th=4th4th=1st3rd=2nd-6th8th10th11th7th9thQ14
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda ----=12th--------8thQ3
Flag of the United States.svg  United States --------14th15th9th----3
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu -------20th-26th-----2
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 10th-7th7th=6th8th13th7th17th14th16th12th9th7th-13
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 7th--------------1
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia ---------17th---14th-2
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe --------------Q1

See also

The INF World Rankings are published by the International Netball Federation (INF) to make it possible to compare the relative strengths of internationally active national netball teams. Initially, rankings were based on the results from the World Netball Championships, and released after the conclusion of each event, every four years. A new ranking system was implemented on 11 February 2008, wherein teams are ranked based on international tests played, currently since July 2010. Teams appear on the rankings list once they have played eight international test matches, starting from July 2010. The rankings are updated by the INF every month. Australia and New Zealand have dominated the INF world rankings in previous years and they are the only two netball nations to have ever held the number one world ranking since its introduction in 2009.

Notes

  1. Fourth place was shared because there were no finals with both teams having 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 playing 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 the right as a direct result of the December 2006 coup. Hosting rights were subsequently awarded to Auckland, New Zealand, and the competition date moved from July to November 2007

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References

Netball Scoop - Team Lists (World Championships)

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