The 2019 Netball World Cup will take place in Liverpool. It’s the third time this event has been held in England, and the host nation is looking for its first ever victory. The team is going into the tournament with a good chance, after getting the better of Australia to take the Gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Netball World Cup 2019 will see them line up against 15 other nations looking to be crowned champions of the world.
What is the History?
The Netball World Cup, which takes place every four years, dates back to 1963 with 11 teams competing in Eastbourne and like with so many tournaments since Australia took victory.
Australia – known as The Diamonds – have been dominant in the world of netball since the first tournament, and indeed they have never failed to make the final – winning on 11 occasions, and they are defending champions once again.
The next most successful are the Silver Ferns of New Zealand, who have four victories to their name.
The only other side who have won are Trinidad and Tobago – who shared the title with both Australia and New Zealand in 1979, when they played out a tied round-robin finale.
When is the Netball World Cup?
The Netball World Cup begins on July 12th and finishes on July 21st. Over 50 games will be played in that time.
Who is competing in the 2019 Netball World Cup?
Caitlin Bassett (captain), April Brandley, Kelsey Browne, Courtney Bruce, Paige Hadley, Sarah Klau, Jamie-Lee Price, Caitlin Thwaites, Gretel Tippett, Liz Watson (vice-captain), Jo Weston, Steph Wood.
Helen Housby, Joanne Harten, Natalie Haythornthwaite, Rachel Dunn, Serena Guthrie (captain), Jade Clarke (vice-captain), Chelsea Pitman, Natalie Panagarry, Layla Guscoth, Eboni Usoro-Brown, Geva Mentor, Francesca Williams
Maria Folau, Laura Langman (Captain), Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Gina Crampton, Bailey Mes, Casey Kopua, Jane Watson, Shannon Saunders, Karin Burger, Phoenix Karaka, Katrina Rore, Te Paea Selby-Rickett.
Romelda Aiken, Jhanielle Fowler-Reid (Captain), Vangelee Williams, Jodi-Ann Ward, Stacian Facey, Shanice Beckford, Adean Thomas, Nicole Dixon, Khadijah Williams, Kadie-Ann Dehaney, Shamera Sterling, Shimona Nelson
Lenize Potgieter, Ine-Marie Venter, Maryka Holtzhausen, Renske Stoltz, Erin Burger, Izette Griesel, Khanyisa Chawane, Bongiwe Msomi (captain), Shadine van der Merwe, Karla Pretorius, Phumza Maweni, Zanele Vimbela
Peace Proscovia (Captain), Mary Cholhok, Lilian Ajio, Jesca Achan, Meeme Ruth, Betty Kizza, Racheal Nanyonga, Sylivia Nanyonga, Joan Nampugu, Stella Oyella, Stella Nanfuka, Muhaimuna Naamuwaya
Caroline O’Hanlon (captain), Fi Toner, Lisa Bowman, Shaunagh Craig, Niamh Cooper, Ciara Crosbie, Michelle Drayne, Gemma Lawlor, Emma Magee, Michelle Magee, Lisa McCaffrey, Neamh Woods
Emma Barrie, Kelly Boyle, Lynsey Gallagher, Ella Gibbons, Bethan Goodwin, Sarah MacPhail, Claire Maxwell, Niamh McCall, Nicola McCleery, Hayley Mulheron, Emily Nicholl, Lauren Tait
Trinidad and Tobago
Jameela McCarthy, Tahirah Hollingsworth, Kalifa MCollin, Samantha Wallace, Daystar Swift, Shaquanda Queena, Onella Jack Hill, Aniecia Baptiste, Rhonda John Hart, Shantel Seemungal, Shernece Seemungal, Candice Guerero
Amanda Knight, Brianna Holder, Damisha Croney, Latonia Blackman, Rhe-Ann Niles-Mapp, Rieah Holder, Samantha Browne, Sheniqua Thomas, Shonica Wharton, Shonette Azore-Bruce, Shonte Seal, Tonisha Rock-Yaw
Chathurangi Jayasooriya, Darshika Abeywickrama, Gayani Dissanayake, Tharjini Sivalingam, Thilini Waththegedara, Gayanjali Amarawansa, Hasitha Mendis, Deepika Darshani, Dulangi Wannithilake, Dulanga Dhananji, Elilenthini Sethukavalar, Nauchalee Rajapakse
Lee Pei Shan, Charmaine Soh, Tan Xin Yi, Toh Kai Wei, Carmen Goh, Kimberly Lim, Shawallah Rashid, Kwok Shuyi, Aqilah Andin, Melody Teo, Sindhu Nair, Joanna Toh
How does the Netball World Cup work?
The initial 16 teams are split into four groups of four, with the world’s top four ranked nations: Australia, New Zealand, England and Jamaica, each sitting in a separate group.
The top three nations then qualify to the next phase where they are put into another two groups consisting of six countries – then the two top from those will qualify for the semi-finals, at which point it is a straight knockout.
Where can I watch the 2019 Netball World Cup?
All games are being played at Liverpool’s 11,000 capacity M&S Bank Arena.
Many of sessions are sold out but there are still some tickets available. See the official site for more information.
You can see all the games live on Sky Sports and there is also live coverage on the BBC including the finals.
Can I bet on it and who are favourites?
[Odds correct: 10.07.19] Going into the tournament and Australia are firm favourites and are Evens to win, but England’s Roses are second favourites at 2/1.
You can beat on the overall winner as well as every match during the World Cup, and within that you can bet on such things as total goals in the match.
Australia – Evens
England – 2/1
Jamaica – 9/2
New Zealand – 9/1
South Africa – 20/1
Malawi – 100/1
Uganda – 200/1
Scotland – 500/1
Northern Ireland – 500/1
Barbados – 500/1
Trinidad and Tobago – 500/1
Fiji – 1000/1
Zimbabwe – 1000/1
Sri Lanka – 1000/1
Samoa – 1000/1
Singapore – 1000/1