Netball World Cup

NWC2019 LogoThe 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.

We look forward to welcoming you there!

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In February 2015, Liverpool was announced as the host city. The Netball World Cup 2019 will take place 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.

All 16 teams have qualified for Liverpool 2019. England have automatically qualified as hosts, while Scotland and Northern Ireland qualified from the Netball Europe Region, Fiji and Samoa qualified from the Oceania Region, Uganda and Zimbabwe qualified from the Africa Region, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago qualified from the Americas Region and Sri Lanka and Singapore qualified from the Asia Region. Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, South Africa and Malawi have qualified from their INF World Ranking on July 1 2018.


Netball World Cup 2019 Format


Click here for the full format of the Netball World Cup 2019.

Netball World Cup 2019 Regional Qualifiers

Click the logo’s to see full report of each Regional Qualifier Event.



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.

YearLocationWinnerRunner UpThird PlaceNo. of Teams
2015Sydney, AustraliaAustraliaNew ZealandEngland16
2011SingaporeAustraliaNew ZealandEngland16
2007Auckland, New ZealandAustraliaNew ZealandJamaica16
2003Kingston, JamaicaNew ZealandAustraliaJamaica24
1999Christchurch, New ZealandAustraliaNew ZealandEngland26
1995Birmingham, EnglandAustraliaSouth AfricaNew Zealand27
1991Sydney, AustraliaAustraliaNew ZealandJamaica20
1987Glasgow, ScotlandNew ZealandAustralia =
Trinidad & Tobago
1983SingaporeAustraliaNew ZealandTrinidad & Tobago14
1979Port of Spain, Trinidad & TobagoNew Zealand =
Australia =
Trinidad & Tobago
1975Auckland, New ZealandAustraliaEnglandNew Zealand11
1971Kingston, JamaicaAustraliaNew ZealandEngland9
1967Perth, AustraliaNew ZealandAustraliaSouth Africa8
1963Eastbourne, EnglandAustraliaNew ZealandEngland11
Netball World Cup Archive

Netball World Cup - Sydney 2015

World Netball Championships - Singapore 2011

World Netball Championships - Auckland 2007

World Netball Championships - Kingston 2003

World Netball Championships - Christchurch 1999

World Netball Championships - Birmingham 1995

World Netball Championships - Sydney 1991

World Netball Tournament - Glasgow 1987

World Netball Tournament - Singapore 1983

World Netball Tournament - Port of Spain 1979

World Netball Tournament - Auckland 1975

World Netball Tournament - Kingston 1971

World Netball Tournament - Perth 1967

World Netball Tournament - Eastbourne 1963

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