Scotland national netball team

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Nickname(s) The Scottish Thistles
Association Netball Scotland
Confederation Netball Europe
Head coach Gail Parata
Captain Claire Brownie
INF ranking 9
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First international
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(Played in 1949)
World Championships
2007 placing 14th
Best result 6th (1971, 1975, 1983)
Commonwealth Games
2018 placing 9th
The Scottish national netball team in 2006. Scotnetballteam.jpg
The Scottish national netball team in 2006.

The Scotland national netball team, known as the "Scottish Thistles", represent Scotland in international netball tests and competitions. The Thistles competed in every World Championship from 1963–2007, finishing sixth on three occasions (1971, 1975, 1983). The team are currently coached by Gail Parata. As of 7 March 2018, Scotland are 9th in the INF World Rankings. [1]

Scotland country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

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.

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.



2015 Scottish Thistles Netball World Cup Team

Scotland national netball team
PlayersCoaching staff
  • Claire Brownie (v-c)
  • Rachel Forbes
  • Lynsey Gallagher
  • Lesley MacDonald
  • June McNeill
  • Fiona Moore-McGrath
  • Hayley Mulheron (c)
  • Samantha Murphy
  • Jo Pettitt
  • Gemma Sole
  • Bethany Sutherland
  • Fiona Themann
  • Head coach: Gail Parata

Competitive history

Netball World Cup
Year Championship Location Placing
1963 1st World Championships Eastbourne, England 8th
1967 2nd World Championships Perth, Australia 7th
1971 3rd World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 6th
1975 4th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 6th
1979 5th World Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago 9th
1983 6th World Championships Singapore 6th
1987 7th World Championships Glasgow, Scotland 9th
1991 8th World Championships Sydney, Australia 9th
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England 22nd
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 20th
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 15th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 14th
2011 13th World Championships Singapore DNQ
2015 14th World Cup Sydney, Australia 12th

2014 Commonwealth Games Results

Results of the Scottish netball team in the 2014 Commonwealth Games [2] They ended the tournament in 9th position.

2014 Commonwealth Games 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games

The 2014 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XX Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Glasgow 2014,, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Commonwealth Games as governed by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). It took place in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014.

25 July
Report Scotland 58 30Saint Lucia   SECC Precinct
Umpires: Theresa Prince, Ian Fuller
Reserve umpire: Terrence Peart

26 July
Report Scotland 14 71New Zealand   SECC Precinct
Umpires: Tracy Smith, Gary Burgess
Reserve umpire: Terrence Peart

27 July
Report Scotland 26 68Jamaica   SECC Precinct
Umpires: Theresa Prince, Joshua Bowring
Reserve umpire: Gary Burgess

29 July
Report Scotland 35 62Malawi   SECC Precinct
Umpires: Jonathan Bredin, Rachael Ayre
Reserve umpire: Michelle Phippard

30 July
Report Scotland 32 37Northern Ireland   SECC Precinct
Umpires: Rachael Ayre, Joshua Bowring
Reserve umpire: Tracy Smith

31 July
Report Scotland 46 28Trinidad & Tobago   SECC Precinct
Umpires: Terrence Peart, Clare McCabe
Reserve umpire: Theresa Prince

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  1. INF. "Current World Rankings". Updated on 16 August 2015.