Sixteen formidable teams from across the five World Netball regions will converge in Cape Town to compete in 60 thrilling matches over ten days of intense competition. With two courts in action, spectators can expect an electrifying display of skill, teamwork, and passion as the teams vie for the coveted title.
Set to take place from 28 July to 6 August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), this marks the first time that South Africa has had the honour of hosting the prestigious event, bringing the sport’s pinnacle to the African continent.
The defending champions, New Zealand, will be determined to showcase their dominance once again, but they’ll face fierce opposition from the other 15 teams, each eager to claim victory. The tournament is structured in three phases: two group phases followed by the knockout and placing phase. Every team will participate in each stage, guaranteeing them either 7 or 8 matches by the end of the event.
The first stage will see the teams divided into groups, where they will battle it out against each other. The top teams from each group will advance to the second group phase, while the others will compete in the placement matches.
As the competition intensifies, players and fans alike will witness the best netball talent on display. From agile shooters to nimble defenders, the matches will showcase the athleticism, strategy, and sheer determination that make netball an exhilarating sport to watch.
The grand finale of the NWC2023 will see the top contenders face off, each vying for a chance to claim the prestigious title of World Champions. Meanwhile, the remaining teams will strive for their respective positions in the final rankings.
The 2023 Netball World Cup promises to be a spectacular celebration of the sport, uniting nations, players, and fans in their shared love for netball. As the countdown begins, the world awaits an unforgettable display of skill, passion, and sportsmanship that will leave a lasting impression on the global netball community.
The 16 teams will take part in 60-matches which will be broadcast live on SuperSport on DStv.
Pool A: Australia, Tonga, Zimbabwe, Fiji
Pool B: England, Malawi, Scotland, Barbados
Pool C: Jamaica, South Africa, Wales, Sri Lanka
Pool D: New Zealand, Uganda, Trinidad & Tobago, Singapore
See fixtures below: