Welcome to the official website of Netball Europe
Our New Full Member
NE welcomes the Isle of Man as our new full member. We look forward to seeing you very soon at one of our annual events.
World Cup Qualifiers
Netball Europe is delighted to announce that the World Cup Qualifiers will be held in Perth, Scotland from 19 to 21 January 2018 with Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland all competing for the last two places from the Region.
England Netball have already qualified for World Netball Cup to be held in July 2018 in Liverpool so the event will be hotly contested by the 3 UK countries, all of whom are in the world’s Top 12 ranked teams.
Chairman of Netball Europe, Lyn Carpenter said “Whilst we are pleased that the WNCQ will be held in January 2018 and would like to publicly thank hosts Netball Scotland, current international rules means that one of our member countries will unfortunately miss out on the opportunity to compete in the World Cup. There is currently a maximum quota of only 3 teams per Region able to participate which means that despite the high ranking by all UK member countries, and with all 4 competing at the Commonwealth Games this year, not all the top teams in the world get to fight it out for the WNC. Netball Europe and our members will continue to raise this as an issue with the International Netball Federation.”
Our Next Annual Event
The annual Netball Europe Open Championships will take place in Cardiff at the Sport Wales National Centre from 5th to 8th of October 2017. Wales is currently ranked 8th and they will take on 3rd ranked England, Scotland (12th) and Northern Ireland (10th) in front of a packed crowd of netball fans.
Cardiff will also welcome Fiji’s national netball team the Fijian Pearls to Wales for the very first time. Fiji are currently 7th in the world, and will be playing world ranking games against each of the European countries.
Recent NE Events
You can still watch all the matches from our most recent event – the U21 championships and Open Challenge – that took place in Aberdeen in May 2017.