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2020 Events

Cancellation of the WYC Qualifiers

  • Sadly but understandably the  Netball World Youth Cup 2021 qualifying event due to be held in Glasgow between October  9th-11th 2020 has been cancelled. The Netball Europe Management Board would like to thank Netball Scotland who were to have been the hosts for this event.
  • The other qualifiers due to be held in Africa, Americas and Oceania by October 2020 have also been cancelled and the INF Board has decided to use INF World Rankings to determine the qualifiers for these regions.
  • The INF World Rankings will be published in May to reflect all matches played before international events were cancelled as a result of the pandemic. The INF Board is consulting with its Members regarding the handling of World Rankings during the return to international play.

Cancellation of the 2020 Open Championship in August

Sadly, due to the impact of the corona virus, Netball Europe and the host Netball Scotland have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Open Championship event scheduled for August.

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.

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.
https://www.clivejonespr.com/

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.