Netball was introduced into the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and has been an integral part of the programme since. It is currently considered a ‘core sport’ and it’s position in the games has been assured for the foreseeable future with the ratification of ‘Transformation 2022 – the Strategic Plan of the Commonwealth Games Federation 2015-2022’.
The top netballing nations are all Commonwealth countries and there is a close alignment between the values of the CGF and the INF.
The next edition of the Commonwealth Games will be held in the Gold Coast, Australia from 4th – 15th April 2018.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games hosted the official draw ceremony for the GC2018 Netball competition on the Gold Coast on Wednesday, August 16 as they unveiled the full match schedule for next year’s 4-15 April Commonwealth Games.
The GC2018 Netball Competition is based on two pools of six teams. During the preliminary round phase of the competition, each team will play every other team in their pool in a round robin format.
The drawing of teams into pools is based on the International Netball Federation (INF) World Rankings for the top six ranked teams. The remaining teams will be drawn into each pool randomly, with the INF to oversee this process. The official pools are as follows:
Qualification was determined on July 1 2017. The top 12 teams at that time were as follows:
Australia, New Zealand, England, Jamaica, South Africa, Malawi, Fiji, Wales, Uganda, Northern Ireland, Barbados and Scotland.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will host the official draw ceremony for the GC2018 Netball competition on the Gold Coast at 8am on Wednesday 16th August.
Twelve (12) Teams will be selected by INF to compete in the Netball Competition.
The Competing CGA’s will be:
1. The Host Nation is entitled to enter one (1) Team; and
2. The top eleven (11) CGA’s in the INF world-rankings, having consideration for Regional Representation. Where at least four (4) of the six CGF regions are not represented, the highest ranked CGF from a non-represented continent will be selected within these eleven (11) Teams.
Previous Editions of the Commonwealth Games
|Year||Location||Winner||Runner Up||Third Place||No. of Teams|
|2014||Glasgow, Scotland||Australia||New Zealand||Jamaica||12|
|2010||Delhi, India||New Zealand||Australia||England||12|
|2006||Melbourne, Australia||New Zealand||Australia||England||12|
|2002||Manchester, England||Australia||New Zealand||Jamaica||12|
|1998||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Australia||New Zealand||England||12|