The European association was originally established in 1989/90 from a development within the International Netball Federation (INF) which created five regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Today Netball Europe (NE) comprises nine full members: England, Gibraltar, Israel, Malta, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Wales with Toulouse and Amsterdam as associate members of the organisation.
One of NE’s main objectives is to actively promote and encourage netball and to further its growth and development in the region. In keeping with this aim, the Annual NE Championships (U17, U21 and Open) provide a performance environment and opportunity for participating members thus raising the profile of the game and supporting member countries in developing netball at all levels and for all age groups. The championships take place in venues across Europe on a rotational basis. In order to provide more varied competition, countries from other regions have recently been invited to participate too.