After 10 days of intense competition, the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 final and 3rd placing took place on Sunday 21st July 2019 at the M&S Bank Arena. England and South Africa battled it out for the bronze medal with the England Roses taking the win with the match ending 58-42. Whilst South Africa didn’t manage to place in the top three, history was made for Africa as all four African countries participating in the netball world cup finished within the top eight.
The greatest rivals in netball history, Australia and New Zealand took centre stage for the Netball World Cup final. Bringing their best players in front of 8,000 fans, both teams battled it out and after an intense game, the Silver Ferns finished one point above the Diamonds making them Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 champions.
Watch all the matches from the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 here.
During the closing ceremony, the event was handed over to the next hosts, South Africa. Former INF President, Hon. Molly Rhone passed the INF flag to Netball South Africa President and INF Director for Africa, Cecilia Molokwane. The Netball World Cup, 2023 will take place in Cape Town, South Africa and will be the first Netball World Cup to be hosted on the African continent.