World Netball Congress is the meeting of the Membership of World Netball.

It is an opportunity for the Membership to meet with the Board of Directors to review progress and determine the priorities for the next period. Elections for the Board directors also take place at Congress.

Ordinary meetings of Congress are held once every two years usually just before the Netball World Cup or Netball World Youth Cup.

The last World Netball Congress, in 2023, took place from the 26th – 27th July 2023 in Cape Town, ahead of the Netball World Cup 2023.

The World Netball Articles of Association outline the role of Congress.

The business of the meeting in 2023 included:

  • Approval of minutes from Special meeting of Congress 2022
  • A report from the World Netball Board
  • A Financial (Audit) Report and approval of annual accounts
  • Proposed Rules Changes
  • Business from Members for which due notice was given
  • Consideration of applications of new Members
  • Election for World Netball President
  • Appointment of Athlete Director and Independent Finance Director
  • Election of Committee Member Representative
  • Announcement of World Netball Service Awards; and
  • Dealing with any other business as determined by the Board.

Members submit items for the agenda up to 60 days before the date of the Congress.

World Netball Congress 2023 Documents can be found here.

The next Congress will take place in 2025 at Netball World Youth Cup in Gibraltar.



World Netball offers a full programme of workshops for Members to attend throughout the duration of the Netball World Cup.

At the Netball World Cup 2023 in Cape Town the programme included workshops on each of the core World Netball strategies as follows:

GROW: How to GROW netball’s participation, reach, revenue and capacity.
PLAY: World Netball Events now and in the future.
INSPIRE: The development and launch of the World Netball Foundation.
GOVERN: Sports governance in 2023. The challenges and Opportunities.


World Netball Congress 2017 Documents, click here to view the papers.  


World Netball Congress 2019 Documents, click here to view the papers


World Netball Congress 2021 Documents, click here to view the papers 


World Netball Congress 2022 Documents, click here to view the papers 


World Netball Congress 2023 Documents, click here to view the papers

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