Netball World Cup Draw

The Netball World Cup 2023 is finally here. The competition is contested every four years. The 2023 edition will go underway on Friday, the 28th of July, in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Netball World Cup 2023 draw took place last November, as the 16 qualified teams were divided into four groups.

Here we will quickly take a look at the draw, groups, and fixtures of the tournament, which will wrap up with the final on August 6, 2023.

Netball World Cup Draw

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

Scotland joined Group B as the third side and Barbados as the fourth. Zimbabwe and Fiji joined Australia and Tonga in Group A. In Group C, Wales, and Sri Lanka joined South Africa and Jamaica. New Zealand will play against Uganda, Trinidad & Tobago, and Singapore in Group D.

The New Zealand Silver Ferns are the defending Netball World Champions. They beat arch-rivals and 11-time World Champions Australia in a dramatic final, four years ago in Liverpool. England finished 3rd in that tournament.

Netball World Cup 2023 Groups

16 teams will play in four groups in the 2023 Netball in a round-robin format.

Let’s take a quick look at the Netball World Cup pools.

Australia, Tonga, Zimbabwe, Fiji England, Malawi, Scotland, Barbados South Africa, Jamaica, Wales, Sri Lanka New Zealand, Uganda, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore


Fixtures and Key Dates

This year, the Netball World Cup will be held from July 28, 2023, to August 6, 2023.

The fixtures for Stage 1 of the tournament are set. The Stage 2 and 3 schedules will be announced later, as teams battle to qualify for the next stages. Stage 2 competition will be played between Monday, 31st July, and Friday, 4th August.

Before we take a look at the fixtures, here’s a quick reminder of the format of this competition.

Netball World Cup Format

The top three teams in each of the four pools progress to a second pool stage. In Stage 2, each team will play three games, against teams they didn’t face in Stage 1.

After that, the top two teams from each of those pools will enter the semi-finals and have a shot at glory.


The Stage 1 fixtures of the 2023 Netball World Cup are all set. Let’s mark your calendar and don’t miss the action as it all begins on Friday, July 28.

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Stage 1

Friday 28th July

  • New Zealand vs Trinidad & Tobago – 8:00 am
  • Tonga vs Fiji – 8:00 am
  • Australia vs Zimbabwe – 10:00 am
  • Uganda vs Singapore – 10:00 am
  • South Africa vs Wales – 5:00 pm
  • Jamaica vs Sri Lanka – 5:00 pm
  • England vs Barbados 7:00 pm
  • Malawi vs Scotland 7:00 pm

Saturday 29th July

  • New Zealand vs Uganda – 8:00 am
  • Zimbabwe vs Fiji – 8:00 am
  • Australia vs Tonga – 10:00 am
  • Jamaica vs Wales – 10:00 am
  • Scotland vs Barbados – 5:00 pm
  • South Africa vs Sri Lanka – 5:00 pm
  • England vs Malawi – 7:00 pm
  • Trinidad & Tobago vs Singapore – 7:00 pm

Sunday 30th July

  • Australia vs Fiji – 8:00 am
  • Wales vs Sri Lanka – 8:00 am
  • New Zealand vs Singapore – 10:00 am
  • Malawi vs Barbados – 10:00 am
  • England vs Scotland – 5:00 pm
  • Uganda vs Trinidad & Tobago – 5:00 pm
  • Jamaica vs South Africa – 7:00 pm
  • Tonga vs Zimbabwe – 7:00 pm

Stage 2

Stage 2 is to be played between July 31 and August 4. The fixtures are yet to be confirmed.

Stage 3

Saturday 5th August

  • 11th/12th placing match (8am)
  • Semi-Final 1 (10am)
  • Semi-Final 2 (3pm)
  • 9th/10th placing match (5pm)

Sunday 6th August

  • 7th/8th placing match (8am)
  • 5th/6th placing match (10am)
  • Bronze Medal match (3pm)
  • Netball World Cup Final (5pm)
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