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As if we didn’t have enough World Cup excitement to look forward to this year, with the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicking off in July, we also have the Netball World Cup taking place in South Africa around the same time.

The Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 will be the 16th rendition of the international tournament, plus the 60th anniversary of the first tournament way back in 1963.

When and where is the 2023 Netball World Cup?

JULY 28 – AUGUST 6, 2023

The 2023 World Cup will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, between Friday July 28 and Sunday August 6 at the International Convention Centre.

The tournament is significant because this is the first time the World Cup has been held in Africa in its 60 years.

Netball World Cup
New Zealand won the World Cup in 2019; looking to defend their crown.

How to watch the 2023 Netball World Cup

Foxtel and Kayo has broadcasting honours down under for the Netball World Cup, with all the action available on demand right here through the Kayo app.

Who is in Australia’s group for the 2023 Netball World Cup?

Australia is in Group A for the stage one preliminaries at the 2023 Netball World Cup. Our group looks like this:

  1. Australia
  2. Tonga
  3. Zimbabwe
  4. Fiji

Australia’s Group games

Game 1 | Australia v Zimbabwe, Friday 6:45pm

Game 2 | Australia v Tonga, Saturday 6:45pm

Game 3 | Australia v Fiji, Sunday 5:00pm

Here is the full Match Schedule.

Netball World Cup
Australia were defending champions at the last World Cup, after claiming the title back in 2015.

Which countries are competing at the 2023 Netball World Cup?

Sixteen teams will compete. As is the case with all World Cups, the host nation automatically qualifies, as well as the top five ranked other countries from around the world. The remaining ten positions are won through regional qualification tournaments in Oceania, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Here is the full list of competing nations for the World Cup:

  • South Africa (host)
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Jamaica
  • England
  • Uganda
  • Tonga
  • Fiji
  • Malawi
  • Zimbabwe
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Barbados

Who is the current Netball World Cup champion?

NEW ZEALAND

The last World Cup took place in Liverpool, UK, in 2019; the New Zealand national netball team taking out the tournament.

Who is the most successful team in Netball World Cup history?

AUSTRALIA

Australia is the most successful team in the history of the Netball World Cup, having won 11 out of the 15 championships.

In fact, Australia or New Zealand have won every World Cup — although Trinidad and Tobago have also won a title, thanks to the three-way tie in 1979 between Australia, New Zealand and the host nation.

Netball World Cup, Liz Watson, Courtney Bruce
Midcourt gun Liz Watson (left) and defender Courtney Bruce (right) are two of the best netballers in the world; central to Australia’s NWC hopes.

Australia’s Netball World Cup squad

The Diamonds 19-player squad for the 2023 Netball World Cup has been named. The full squad is as follows:

ATTACKERS

  • KIERA AUSTIN GA/GS/WA
  • SOPHIE DWYER GA/GS
  • SOPHIE GARBIN GS/GA
  • CARA KOENEN GS/GA
  • STEPH WOOD GA/GS

MIDCOURT

  • ASH BRAZILL WD/C
  • PAIGE HADLEY WA/C
  • KATE MOLONEY C/WD
  • AMY PARMENTER WD/C
  • JAMIE-LEE PRICE WD/C
  • MADDY PROUD WA/C
  • LIZ WATSON C/WA

DEFENDERS

  • SUNDAY ARYANG GD/WD
  • RUBY BAKEWELL-DORAN GD/WD
  • COURTNEY BRUCE GK/GD
  • MATILDA GARRETT GD/GK
  • SARAH KLAU GK/GD
  • JO WESTON GD/WD/GK

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