The International Netball Federation (INF) has today announced that Netball Australia has been awarded the rights to host the 17th staging of the Netball World Cup.
The primary tournament venue will be the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia’s iconic world city and leading tourism and events destination. The arena is situated in the Sydney Olympic Park renowned for its global reputation as a multi-sport’s major events precinct.
Netball Australia is committed to implementing a significant national and international legacy programme as hosts of the 2027 Netball World Cup. The INF and Netball Australia are in the process of concluding the hosting agreement which sets out the full scope of this programme. It focuses on developing netball in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as working with INF and its Members to create opportunities and grow the game from 2022 to 2027 and beyond. The event will further the growth of women’s elite sport and provide a platform to influence positive change for netballers around the world.
The Netball World Cup is INF’s flagship event held every four years and brings together the world’s top teams for the sport’s most elite tournament. The next edition will be in Cape Town South Africa in 2023. Sydney has won the rights to host the Netball World Cup on two previous occasions in 1991 and 2015. In 2027 Netball Australia will be celebrating its centenary year.
The 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup took place in Liverpool and captured the imagination of the country with record attendance figures as England achieved a bronze medal. The Vitality Roses will compete in front of a home crowd again as they defend their title at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham before attentions turn towards the Netball World Cup in Cape Town the following year.
Find out more about the Netball World Cup here.