Welcome to the team preview page!
16 teams have qualified for the Netball World Cup 2023 (NWC2023), with South Africa automatically qualifying as hosts, 5 teams invited due to their World Netball World Ranking as of the 12th August 2022 & the remaining 10 invited after finishing in the top two un-qualified teams at their regional NWC2023 Qualifiers.
Here we will bring you all you need to know about those 16 teams. From their nicknames, to their World Netball World Ranking (as of the 30th June 2023), Netball World Cup history and of course their #RoadToCapeTown so far!
Simply click the team names below to reveal more.
Make sure you are also following World Netball on social media, where we will be profiling all the teams in more detail over the coming weeks as we continue the #RoadToCapeTown.
Nickname: SPAR Proteas
Current World Ranking: 5th
Netball World Cup highlights: Netball South Africa is hosting the Netball World Cup for the first time in their history this year, it is also the first Netball World Cup on the continent of Africa. At the last Netball World Cup, Liverpool 2019, South Africa finished 4th. This years’ hosts have finished in the top three at two Netball World Cup’s, once at Perth 1967 when they finished 3rd, whilst their highest finish came at Birmingham 1995 when they finished in 2nd place.
Road to Cape Town: Netball South Africa qualified automatically for the Netball World Cup 2023 as the hosts, but they would’ve also qualified due to their 5th placed ranking position as of the 12th August 2022, had they not have been hosts.