One week to go till Netball World Cup!

The Netball World Cup is set to commence in South Africa on July 28th, and here’s what you should know about it. Scheduled to take place in Cape Town... Read more
One week to go till Netball World Cup!

The Netball World Cup is set to commence in South Africa on July 28th, and here’s what you should know about it.

Scheduled to take place in Cape Town from July 28th to August 6th, the Netball World Cup 2023 (NWC2023) will be the first-ever event of its kind held on the African continent. During the ten-day tournament, 16 teams will fiercely compete for the prestigious title.

South Africa, the host country for this year’s competition, aim to improve upon their last performance at the Netball World Cup held in Liverpool in 2019, where they secured a commendable 4th place. Historically, they have achieved podium finishes twice before, with a 3rd place in Perth 1967 and 2nd place in Birmingham 1995.

As hosts, Netball South Africa qualified automatically for the Netball World Cup 2023. However, they would have also qualified based on their ranking, occupying the 5th position as of August 12, 2022.

The 16 participating teams will be divided into four pools:

  • Pool A: Australia, Tonga, Zimbabwe, and Fiji
  • Pool B: England, Malawi, Scotland, and Barbados
  • Pool C: Jamaica, South Africa, Wales, and Sri Lanka
  • Pool D: New Zealand, Uganda, Trinidad & Tobago, and Singapore

The tournament will consist of three stages, beginning with two group stages, followed by a knockout and placing phase. Even after being eliminated, teams will continue to play matches, with final rankings determined from 1st to 16th place by the conclusion of the event.

Find the schedule HERE

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