INF Netball World Cup

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), 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.

INF Netball World Cup
Upcoming season or competition:
2023 Netball World Cup
FormerlyWorld Netball Championships (1963-2011)
SportNetball
Founded1963
Inaugural season1963  England
AdministratorInternational Netball Federation
No. of teams16 Teams (2023)
Country South Africa (2023) (Host)
Venue(s)Cape Town ICC (2023)
Most recent
champion(s)
 New Zealand (2019) (5th Title)
Most titles Australia (11 titles)

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. 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. 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.

Results

Tournament history

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 nations

Pos.Nation1st2nd3rd
1 Australia11 (1963, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2007, 2011, 2015)4 (1967, 1987, 2003, 2019)
2 New Zealand5 (1967, 1979, 1987, 2003, 2019)8 (1963, 1971, 1983, 1991, 1999, 2007, 2011, 2015)2 (1975, 1995)
3 Trinidad and Tobago1 (1979)1 (1987)1 (1983)
4 England1 (1975)6 (1963, 1971, 1999, 2011, 2015, 2019)
5 South Africa1 (1995)1 (1967)
6 Jamaica3 (1991, 2003, 2007)

Participating nations

Team
1963

1967

1971

1975

1979

1983

1987

1991

1995

1999

2003

2007

2011

2015

2019
Total
 Antigua and Barbuda----12th9th--12th-17th----4
 Australia1st2nd1st1st=1st1st=2nd1st1st1st2nd1st1st1st2nd15
 Bahamas--9th-18th----------2
 Barbados----8th-=6th-11th10th7th13th11th13th12th9
 Bermuda----19th-=10th-23rd-22nd----4
 Botswana-----------10th13th--2
 Canada----11th12th=10th6th13th13th21st----7
 Cayman Islands-------16th21st23rd24th----4
 Cook Islands------=6th5th7th7th11th7th---6
 England3rd4th3rd2nd4th4th4th4th4th3rd4th4th3rd3rd3rd15
 Fiji---8th--8th11th-6th8th9th10th11th14th9
 Grenada----15th-----20th----2
 Hong Kong-----13th-17th23rd24th23rd----5
 Ireland----10th-15th10th25th------4
 Jamaica5th6th=4th5th5th5th5th3rd5th4th3rd3rd4th4th5th15
 Malawi--------8th11th-5th6th6th6th6
 Malaysia-----11th17th19th26th19th-16th16th--8
 Malta--------27th------1
 Namibia-------13th16th------2
 New Zealand2nd1st2nd3rd=1st2nd1st2nd3rd2nd1st2nd2nd2nd1st15
 Niue---------25th12th----2
 Northern Ireland11th-8th9th17th7th=10th12th18th16th19th-8th-10th12
 Papua New Guinea---11th--14th14th15th18th-----5
Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla----=6thDoes Not Exist1
 Saint Lucia----=12th-----15th----2
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines----16th---10th-13th----3
 Samoa-------8th9th9th6th8th12th10th13th8
 Scotland8th7th6th6th9th6th9th9th22nd20th14th14th-12th11th14
 Singapore-8th-10th-10th-18th20th12th-15th15th15th16th10
 South Africa6th3rd------2nd5th5th6th5th5th4th9
 Sri Lanka9th----14th16th15th19th21st18th-14th16th15th9
 Tonga---------22nd-----1
 Trinidad and Tobago4th5th=4th4th=1st3rd=2nd-6th8th10th11th7th9th9th14
 Uganda----=12th--------8th7th3
 United States--------14th15th9th----3
 Vanuatu-------20th-26th-----2
 Wales10th-7th7th=6th8th13th7th17th14th16th12th9th7th-13
 West Indies7th--------------1
 Zambia---------17th---14th-2
 Zimbabwe--------------8th1

See also

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

References

Netball Scoop - Team Lists (World Championships)

Bibliography

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