The Netball World Cup (NWC), previously known as the World Netball Championships, brings together the world’s top teams and represents netball’s flagship event.
The event is showcased around the world through a range of broadcast partners introducing Netball to a whole new audience.
INF Congress is also held alongside the event providing a global forum for Netball nations to come together, to innovate, share ideas and celebrate women in sport.
In 2019 the event will be held in Liverpool, England hosted by England Netball supported by UK Sport.
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In February 2015, Liverpool was announced as the host city. The netball World Cup 2019 will run from 12th – 21st of July, 2019. This will be the first Netball World Cup on English soil since the event was in Birmingham back in 1995.
Australia will be the defending champions, having won their 11th title in Sydney in 2015. Australia have won the last three Netball World Cups.
Currently, five teams have qualified for Liverpool 2019. England have automatically qualified as hosts, while Scotland and Northern Ireland qualified from the Netball Europe Regional Qualifiers and Fiji and Samoa qualified from the Oceania Regional Qualifiers. Eleven other sides will make up the rest of the field. For more on qualifying click here.
Netball World Cup 2019 Official Launch
The Netball World Cup 2019 was officially launched in St. George’s Hall in Liverpool on the 18th January, 2018. the launch unveiled the official brand of the event, titled ‘This is Netball’ which incorporates four pillars which are; Elite Sports, Empowering Women & Girls, Liverpool and the World. Watch the video below for more information.
Netball World Cup 2019 Format
Click here for the full format of the Netball World Cup 2019.
ACC Liverpool is the venue.
Previous Netball World Events
From 1963 until 1987 the World Netball Championships were played in a ’round robin’ format. The name of the tournament became the ‘Netball World Cup’ in 2015.
|Year||Location||Winner||Runner Up||Third Place||No. of Teams|
|2015||Sydney, Australia||Australia||New Zealand||England||16|
|2007||Auckland, New Zealand||Australia||New Zealand||Jamaica||16|
|2003||Kingston, Jamaica||New Zealand||Australia||Jamaica||24|
|1999||Christchurch, New Zealand||Australia||New Zealand||England||26|
|1995||Birmingham, England||Australia||South Africa||New Zealand||27|
|1991||Sydney, Australia||Australia||New Zealand||Jamaica||20|
|1987||Glasgow, Scotland||New Zealand||Australia =|
Trinidad & Tobago
|1983||Singapore||Australia||New Zealand||Trinidad & Tobago||14|
|1979||Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago||New Zealand =|
Trinidad & Tobago
|1975||Auckland, New Zealand||Australia||England||New Zealand||11|
|1971||Kingston, Jamaica||Australia||New Zealand||England||9|
|1967||Perth, Australia||New Zealand||Australia||South Africa||8|
|1963||Eastbourne, England||Australia||New Zealand||England||11|