Netball World Youth Cup Draw

The draw for the Netball World Youth Cup 2017 took place in Gaborone, Botswana in November 2016. The International Netball Federation’s Netball World Youth Cup will be staged in July in Gaborone, with 20 teams from all over the world competing, following regional qualifiers.

The teams were drawn into four pools as follows:

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The Honourable Thapelo Olopeng, Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport & Culture Development who welcomed guests to the Draw said:

“Participation of young women in this World Cup is an encouraging sign for us to steadfastly continue our efforts of providing sport programmes that nurture, empower and develop our youth. We cannot underestimate sport as a vital activity for the holistic development of our young people because it fosters their physical, social and emotional health.”

INF President, the Honourable Molly Rhone, OJ, CD, thanked the Minister and the Government of Botswana for their support and commitment to the first ever Netball World Youth Cup and said: “One of the key strategies for the International Netball Federation over the next four years is to ensure our audiences, fans, teams and broadcasters enjoy thrilling world class events. I have no doubt that Botswana will make this a truly spectacular event.”

She further added: “I am also certain this event will enthuse and inspire more young people to play our great sport and leave a lasting legacy, which will grow and develop netball and create an even further positive impact on many young people and their communities.”

The Draw was introduced by Tebogo LebotseSebego, President of Netball World Youth Cup hosts, Botswana Netball Association (BONA). She said: “For BONA, the inspiration to host the Netball World Youth Cup came from the Cook Islands Games in 2009 when they hosted the World Championships. When we put in the bid, we knew that we were punching above our weight. But as a small nation with great ambitions, punching above our weight is our inspiration. “It is really pleasing to be at this point of conducting a Draw and it’s amazing that Botswana is drawn into the same pool as Cook Islands.”

Prisca Mokgadi, Chair Person for the Local Organising Committee, also addressed the audience, saying: “It is a real honour for me to be Chairing the Local Organising Committee for this prestigious event. This is a great opportunity for Botswana and we look forward to delivering a world class event.”

 

 

The Draw concluded with the unveiling by the INF President of the spectacular new Netball World Youth Cup trophy.

 


Netball World Youth Cup Teams

australia

AUSTRALIA

Region: Asia
twitter@NetballAust
facebook @NetballAust
barbados

BARBADOS

Region: Americas
facebook @barbadosnetballassociation
botswana

BOTSWANA

Region: Africa
cook-islands

COOK ISLANDS

Region: Oceania
twitter@NetballCI
england

ENGLAND

Region: Europe
twitter@U21netball
fiji

FIJI

Region: Oceania
twitter@FijiNetball
grenada

GRENADA

Region: Americas
jamaica-flag

JAMAICA

Region: Americas
twitter@NetballJamaica
malaysia

MALAYSIA

Region: Asia
new-zealand-flag

NEW ZEALAND

Region: Oceania
twitter@NetballNZ
northern-ireland

NORTHERN IRELAND

Region: Europe
twitter@netballni
samoa

SAMOA

Region: Oceania
twitter@NetballSamoa
scotland

SCOTLAND

Region: Europe
twitter@NetballScotland
singapore

SINGAPORE

Region: Asia
twitter@Netball_SG
south-africa

SOUTH AFRICA

Region: Africa
twitter@Netball_SA
sri-lanka

SRI LANKA

Region: Asia
trinidad-and-tobago

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Region: Americas
twitter@Netballtrinbago
uganda

UGANDA

Region: Africa
wales

WALES

Region: Europe
twitter@WelshNetball
zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE

Region: Africa

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