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.
Qualification is determined on July 1 2017
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|