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2020 Events

AGM and Council Meeting

Due to the current situation this year’s AGM will proceed remotely on the prearranged date 14th June 2020 at 9.30 am for an hour.

Open Challenge Event in Gibraltar

The Open Challenge event has been postponed from May and will take place in Gibraltar over the weekend of 12-15 November. Our thanks go to the Gibraltar NA for their work in rearranging the dates.

U17 Championship 2020

Congratulations to England for winning the U17 Championship that took place over the weekend of 6 – 8 March. Player of the tournament was Evelyn McCagherty from Northern Ireland.

For the final results, click here.

U17 Challenge 2020

Congratulations to the Republic of Ireland for winning the U17 Challenge that took place over the weekend of 28 February – 1 March. This win qualifies them to compete in the U17 Championship Section in 2021. Player of the tournament was Becca Cooke from the Isle of Man.

For the final results, click here.

We are grateful to the Manx Netball Association for having hosted a second tremendous event within 10 months, their staff of volunteers and of course the enthusiastic spectators. Thanks are also due to Louise Skelly, NE Competition Manager for the first time, to Janet Young, the Athlete Service Lead, and to Sheelagh Redpath and Jackie Gregory who continued their mentoring and training of the local MBOs.

Looking forward to our other 2020 events

  • 14 – 17 May, Open Challenge, Gibraltar
  • 28 – 30 August, Open Championships, Emirates Arena, Glasgow
  • 9 – 11 October, U21 WYC Qualifying Event, Scotland

Our 2019 events

U21 Championships

England won gold at this year’s U21 Championships that took place in Worcester over the weekend of 4-6 October. Click here to view the results.

Player of the tournament was Niamh McCall of Scotland.

Unfortunately we were not able to livestream this event but check out this link for great action photos of the matches taken by photographer Clive Jones.

Open Championships

Congrats to England who snatched the gold medal from Wales in a hugely exciting tournament! The winner was decided on goal average after Wales fought bravely against the young Roses team to reach a draw of 51-51.
Player of the tournament was Kyra Jones of Wales.
You can still watch all the matches on Netball Europe’s YouTube. The  tournament took place in Antrim over the weekend of 27-29 September.

Wales vs Republic of Ireland                                        Picture by Freddie Parkinson ©

Medal Ceremony                                                          Picture by Freddie Parkinson ©

Click here to view the results. 

Changes to the NE Management Board

At the NE AGM that was held in Birmingham over the weekend of 7-9 June, Janet Wrighton and Alan Anderson were thanked for their many years of service as they stepped down from their roles of Regional Director to INF Board and Director of Officiating, respectively.

The following changes were also announced:
Catherine Lewis – Chair (previously Director without Portfolio)
Cheryl Danson – Director of Officiating (previously Secretary)
Lyn Carpenter – Regional Director to INF Board (previously Chair)

New appointments:
Jean Foster – Secretary
Susanne Skelding – Parnership and Commercial Director
Kendra Slawinski – Director without Portfolio

Go to Management Board for a full list of the Management Board members.

Isle of Man won gold at this year’s Open Challenge

The Isle of Man hosted the 2019 Open Challenge event over the weekend of 9-12 May and won the gold medal for the European section. Gibraltar won second place with Ireland in third, Emirates in fourth and Israel in fifth.

Netball Europe was pleased to welcome visitors Cayman Islands and the UK Armed Forces Netball Association who competed for the first time at this prestigious event and was the overall winner.

Many thanks to the Manx Netball Association for all their hard work in running such a well-organised event at the very impressive National Sports Centre in Douglas.

All 21 matches were LIVESTREAMED! If you missed any of them you can still tune in to NE YouTube.

Click here for the results.

Players of the tournament: Dee Bolakoro, UK AFNA and Kay Copeland, Cayman Islands

Here’s an action shot from the Gibraltar vs Cayman Islands match:

Congrats to Switzerland for taking gold in U17 Challenge!

Switzerland won all four of their matches against the host country Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Malta and the Republic of Ireland. The Swiss team will move up to the Championship competition next year. Gibraltar won the silver medal, the Isle of Man came in third with the Republic of Ireland in fourth place and Malta fifth.

Player of the Championships was awarded to Isle of Man’s Olivia Jackilin-Chatha.


The event took place over the weekend of 8-10 March. All the matches were livestreamed and can still be watched on the Netball Europe YouTube channel.

Click here to view the full results.