Preview: Mission Foods Nations Cup

Six sides from various corners of the world will all compete in the Mission Foods Nation cup that takes place on December 3rd in Singapore. Here is our all you need to know guide about the event.

Since 2006, Singapore have hosted the Nations Cup where various different international teams from around the globe are invited to compete in a round robin style format. The competition is now extended to six teams and will run from December 3rd until December 9th.

This years line up features; Singapore, Malaysia, Swaziland, Ireland, Hong Kong and the Cook Islands. The hosts Singapore are the highest ranked side on the INF World Rankings at 19 with Malaysia closely behind in 20. World rankings points will be at stake right throughout the competition so expect closely contested games.

Singapore and Ireland will get proceedings underway when they meet in the opening match on Sunday afternoon. The final round robin standings will then determine the playoff matches (i.e. 1st vs 2nd, 3rd vs 4th, etc.) that will take place on December 9th.

Full Fixtures
December 3rd, 2017
Singapore53
54
Ireland
Malaysia 35
69
Cook Islands
Hong Kong36
48
Swaziland
December 4th, 2017
Ireland48
34
Malaysia
Cook Islands48
33
Hong Kong
Swaziland63
51
Singapore
December 5th, 2017
Ireland32
40
Cook Islands
Malaysia50
67
Swaziland
Singapore44
37
Hong Kong
December 6th, 2017
Cook Islands54
44
Swaziland
Hong Kong29
50
Ireland
Singapore61
35
Malaysia
December 8th, 2017
Hong Kong50
44
Malaysia
Swaziland50
24
Ireland
Cook Islands57
49
Singapore
December 9th, 2017
Hong Kong43
48
Malaysia
Ireland41
60
Singapore
Cook Islands 39
38
Swaziland

Matches are played at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm – apart from the final day where they will be played from 12pm, 2pm and the final scheduled to take place at 4pm. Note: time zone is local Singapore time zone.

The squads have traveled far and wide for their final international tournament of the year; here are the confirmed squads so far:

Confirmed Squads
Cook Islands
Hong Kong
Ireland
Singapore
Swaziland
Talia Rout
Michelle Arkell
Kate Bermingham
Vanessa Lee
Sebe Nxumalo
Leah Pue
Natassia Brakenridge
Fran Duffy
Nurul Baizura
Vumile Vilakati
Ana Salanoa
KalaniBrown
Trish Fanning
Charmaine Soh
Jabulisile Khathwane
Nina-Tai Roberts
Chan
Ka Yan Angela
Jan Hynes
Chen Lili
Bathabile Nkambule
Marjorie Toru
Stephanie Cuvelier
Mel Ingram
Jocelyn Ng
Hlengiwe Bhembe
Maine-Crystal Maro
Emma Gregory
Fiona Morrisey
Kimberly Lim
Xolisile Dlamini
Anania Piri
Kate Jolly
Ciara Murphy
Melody Teo
Tengetile Sibandze
Ashleigh Iro
Gessy
Li
Brittany North
Nur Aqilah Andin
Abigail Simelane
Luciana Nicholas
Lo Fung Lee, Ann
Kirsty Owens
Siti Nurshawallah
Nothando Jele
Eri-Te-Ana Short
Krystina Te Kanawa-Coffin
Genevieve Slater
Rima Yanti
Phumzile Ncongwane
Daimzel Rongokea
Tai Ka Yan, Mandy
Katie Walton
Toh Kai Wei
Bongiwe Magagula
Alanna Smith
Connie Wong
Yu Mei Ling
Philile Khathwane

The hosts Singapore have previously won the competition on two occasions, the last being back in 2007. Malaysia have finished runners up twice before but have never won the event. Last year it was Zambia who were crowned champions.

Past Winners
2017
Cook Islands
2016
Zambia
2015
Northern Ireland
2014
Samoa
2013
Uganda
2012
Tanzania
2011
Fiji
2010
Wales
2009
Northern Ireland
2008
Papua New Guinea
2007
Singapore
2006
Singapore
The Cook Islands, arriving in Singapore

The Cook Islands, arriving in Singapore

The Hosts: Singapore

The Hosts: Singapore

Keep up to date with the competition across all INF Social Media outlets @IntNetball

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