Netball World Cup 2023 draw: England to face Scotland, Malawi and Barbados in the group stage | Netball News


England are alongside Scotland, Malawi and Barbados in Group B; Wales join South Africa in Group C; Nations have been told their groups for the first leg of next summer’s tournament in South Africa, which will be shown entirely live on Sky Sports from July 28 to August 6.

Last update: 11/30/22 7:06 p.m.

England are joined in Group B by Malawi, Scotland and Barbados

England will face Scotland, Malawi and Barbados in the group stages of the Netball World Cup 2023, all of which will be shown live on Sky Sports from July 28 to August 6.

Prior to the draw, the top eight teams – according to their world rankings – had already been seeded into their groups, with Australia and Tonga in Group A, England and Malawi in Group B, Africa South and Jamaica in Group C and New Zealand. and Uganda in Group D.

England's Vitality Roses suffered a 56-48 loss to the Australian Diamonds in the second Test as the hosts claimed victory in the series

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England’s Vitality Roses suffered a 56-48 loss to the Australian Diamonds in the second Test as the hosts claimed victory in the series

England’s Vitality Roses suffered a 56-48 loss to the Australian Diamonds in the second Test as the hosts claimed victory in the series

Scotland were the third team to join Group B alongside world number 3 England, as the teams ranked 9th to 12th were drawn, with Barbados being the last team added.

Hosts South Africa will face Jamaica, Wales and Sri Lanka in Group C, while Zimbabwe and Fiji will join Australia and Tonga in Group A.

In the fourth and final Group D, World Cup holders New Zealand will face Uganda, Trinidad and Tobago and Singapore to retain their crown.

Group A: Australia, Tonga, Zimbabwe, Fiji

Group B: England, Malawi, Scotland, Barbados

Group C: South Africa, Jamaica, Wales, Sri Lanka

Group D: New Zealand, Uganda, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore

“It’s very exciting to be at this stage of the competition, with all 16 teams confirmed,” said Liz Nicholl CBE, President of World Netball.

“My congratulations to all the teams that competed for success in the qualifying tournaments.

“It was a joy to see the games widely broadcast around the world, reaching new audiences and giving our sport the exposure it deserves.

“It’s time for Africa to shine.”

England confirm Jamaica series amid World Cup preparations

The Vitality Roses will welcome Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls to England in the New Year for a three-match Test series as they continue their preparations for the Netball World Cup in South Africa next summer.

Highlights of the Third Test between England Vitality Roses and Uganda

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Highlights of the Third Test between England Vitality Roses and Uganda

Highlights of the Third Test between England Vitality Roses and Uganda

The series kicks off in Manchester at the AO Arena on Wednesday January 11 before the teams travel to London’s Copper Box Arena for back-to-back matches on Saturday January 14 and Sunday January 15.

Jamaica are currently ranked third in the world, one place ahead of England, after winning a historic silver medal at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

It will be the first time the Vitality Roses have played in the North West of England since the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool. It will also be the team’s first international game in Manchester since November 2016, when they also faced Jamaica.

Next summer’s tournament will be held in South Africa and will be shown entirely live on Sky Sports from July 28 to August 6.


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