Teams ❯ Scotland


Scottish Thistles

Scotland

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After making their World Cup debut at the first ever event held in Eastbourne, England, in 1963, finishing eighth, the Thistles went on to record their best ever finish of sixth place at three subsequent tournaments; outright in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1971 and Singapore in 1983 and, equal with Wales at the 1975 World Cup, which was held in Auckland, New Zealand.

In 1995, when the World Cup tournament returned to England for the first time since its inception in 1963, Scotland recorded a 22nd place finish in Birmingham.

The past 20 years have been ones of progression for the Thistles, with the nation working their way back up the ranks, placing 14th and their most recent World Cup appearance, which was in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2007.

Scotland are also one of just seven nations who have held a Netball World Cup, hosting the event in Glasgow in 1987, the same location where the Thistles made their Commonwealth Games debut in 2014.

Currently ranked 11th in the world*, Scotland qualified for NWC2015 after claiming second position behind Wales in the European Qualification Tournament, in the Wales in 2014.

Statistical Notes:

*Rankings based on the International Netball Federation’s (INF) current World Rankings as of April 2, 2015. Please note that the Netball World Cup Pool allocations are based on the INF World Rankings of 1 July 2014.