Champions: Australia (12th Title)
Runners Up: England
Dates: July 28th – August 6th
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre 1 and 2
Host City/country: Cape Town, South Africa
Number of Teams: 16
Matches Played: 60
MVP (Most Valuable Player): Helen Housby (from England)
Australia Win Their 12th Title, as England Make Their First Netball World Cup Final
Cape Town hosted the first ever Netball World Cup on the African continent from the 28th July – 6th August 2023. The 16th edition of the Netball World Cup also marked its 60th anniversary. Australia won their 12th World Title, beating first time Netball World Cup finalists, England, in the Final. Jamaica claimed bronze when they beat the defending Champions New Zealand.
16 nations competed in the competition across 10 days. After two group stages, the two Semi-Finals were set up as England vs New Zealand and Jamaica vs Australia, with Australia and England winning their games to proceed to the Final. England had beaten Australia in the group stages 55 – 56, however when they met again in the Final it was Australia that were triumphant as they beat the Roses 45 – 61.
In addition to this World Netball also launched their World Netball Foundation.The Foundation will work to support the delivery of World Netball’s “INSPIRE” strategic purpose to harness the power of netball to change lives by creating new possibilities for individuals, communities and societies to achieve through netball. With a mission to build opportunities, environments, and partnerships that are inclusive, promote equality and change lives, the Foundation will use the sport of netball to drive positive change around the world.
To view the results from the Netball World Cup 2023, click here.