HISTORY OF THE NETBALL WORLD CUP2020-08-28T23:23:02+10:00


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      FINAL GROUP (teams 1-10)

      Australia’s matches:
      Aust 64 v Barbados 14
      Aust 61 v Scotland 33
      Aust 76 v Ireland 17
      Aust 71 v Jamaica 22
      Aust 61 v Wales 17
      Aust 38 v New Zealand 36
      Aust 38 v Trinidad & Tobago 40
      Aust 59 v St Kitts & Nevis 21
      Aust 54 v England 37
      9 matches (8 wins, 1 loss)

      New Zealand’s matches:
      NZ 56 v Jamaica 28
      NZ 95 v Ireland 7
      NZ 58 v Scotland 17
      NZ 58 v St Kitts & Nevis 26
      NZ 53 v England 26
      NZ 36 v Australia 38
      NZ 60 v Barbados 28
      NZ 56 v Wales 23
      NZ 33 v Trinidad & Tobago 27
      9 matches (8 wins, 1 loss)

      Trinidad & Tobago’s matches:
      T&T 84 v Ireland 13
      T&T 51 v Barbados 26
      T&T 49 v England 45
      T&T 56 v Wales 20
      T&T 51 v Jamaica 20
      T&T 58 v St Kitts & Nevis 21
      T&T 40 v Australia 38
      T&T 46 v Scotland 21
      T&T 27 v New Zealand 33
      9 matches (8 wins, 1 loss)

      All 3 teams ended up with 8 wins and 1 loss from their 9 final group matches and as there were no finals or indeed any other means in the rules to separate them, they were declared equal winners.

      1. Australia 16pts
      1. New Zealand 16pts
      1. Trinidad & Tobago 16pts

      4. England 12pts
      5. Jamaica 9pts
      6. Barbados 8pts
      7. Wales 6pts
      8. St. Kitts & Nevis 5pts
      9. Scotland 2pts
      10.Ireland 0pts



      1. AUSTRALIA
      1. NEW ZEALAND

      4. England
      5. Jamaica
      6. Barbados
      7. Wales
      8. St. Kitts & Nevis
      9. Scotland
      10. Ireland
      11. Canada
      12. Antigua & Barbuda
      13. Saint Lucia
      13. Uganda
      15. Grenada
      16. St. Vincent & Grenadines
      17. Northern Ireland
      18. Bahamas
      19. Bermuda

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        From Netball Australia:

        Australian squad

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          From ournetballhistory.org.uk
          England at the 1979 World Tournament http://www.ournetballhistory.org.uk/content/events/world-tournament/world-tournament-1979-trinidad

          England squad

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            Calypso Girls fly the red, white & black flag proudly on world stage http://www.classifieds.guardian.co.tt/sports/2017-08-31/calypso-girls-fly-red-white-black-flag-proudly-world-stage

            World Netball Champion: Peggy Castanada-Phillip Speaks http://www.triniview.com/Peggy_Castanada-Phillip/


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              From the NZ Herald:
              World Beating Silver Ferns – PORT-OF-SPAIN https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10474864

              Yvonne Willering surveys the setting for the 2007 world netball championships and gets quickly into her stride. “England might not even get to play the Silver Ferns in this tournament which is sad,” she says, sitting in the Waitakere Trusts Stadium stands. “I like the idea of all the top countries playing each other. Maybe they need a two-tier tournament.”

              It’s a typically forthright statement from Willering, delivered with her fondness for the game which has been central to her life and made her a world champion in 1979. That Lois Muir-coached side shared the title with Australia and hosts Trinidad and Tobago. There was no final – the 19 teams played initially in groups with the top sides then fighting it out in a round robin. Willering is well placed to compare netball now and then.

              She was a medical microbiologist in 1979 but on returning home was soon working for Netball New Zealand. The great defender went on to become a great coach. Her CV includes four years in charge of the Silver Ferns and involvement with numerous international teams, and she is preparing for her latest club assignment with Auckland in the fledgling transtasman league.

              “The world championships are far more of an event now and the pressures are different. We were still playing for the pride of the country but we didn’t have the following you have now. Success means the Silver Ferns are under far more pressure now, as they are finding out,” says Willering. Thirty years ago, there were few training camps, players were amateur, tours might involve a host of non-test matches, and there weren’t even regular substitutions.

              There was also a greater emphasis on the different national styles. Willering believes the emphasis on winning has made the game more uniform and physical. Not that there wasn’t the odd incident in days past. Against Trinidad and Tobago, Willering sent the legendary Jean Pierre – “the dancing queen” – sprawling. Pierre, her country’s sports minister before her death from cancer in 2002, was a superstar in her country.

              “It was an accident but she milked it. The whole crowd went quiet, fearing she was badly injured. I blamed it on my goalkeeper Millie Munro,” says Willering, with a grin. “We had to be escorted by police out of the stadium after that. The crowd didn’t take kindly to losing and we were jeered and spat on. The crowd was more interested in a national cause than the netball. It was just wonderful – to face that and come through it as a team.”

              It was a tournament of eccentricities which began with players being splattered by pigeons released at the opening ceremony. Willering recalls giant moths interrupting night games on the outdoor courts. The New Zealanders were actually cheered to victory over the hosts by arch rivals Australia, a result which gave the Aussies a share of the title. And there was jostling for position among the three title winners as they crammed between a row of flags to collect their medals. That was followed by a coin toss to decide who kept the trophy first.

              Willering says: “It hasn’t quite got the same ring to it when you say joint world champions … but it was still great to know that we won.”

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                  From Netball NZ/INF…

                  FERNS FLASHBACK | 1979 NETBALL WORLD CUP

                  FERNS FLASHBACK | 1979 NETBALL WORLD CUPTake a look back at the 1979 Netball World Cup, which was played in Trinidad & Tobago as the first and only time the sport's pinnacle event saw shared winners with no finals structure in place.Trinidad & Tobago defeated Australia, while Australia beat the Silver Ferns during the competition. On the final day of competition, the Silver Ferns claimed a 33-27 win over the hosts to see all three side finish on the same points, culminating in a three-way tie for the world title.Coached by Dame Lois Muir, four players in the team went on to coach the Silver Ferns including Lyn Gunson, Leigh Gibbs, Yvonne Willering and Ruth Aitken.📽️ International Netball Federation

                  Posted by Silver Ferns on Tuesday, 21 April 2020

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                      1983 – 6TH WORLD TOURNAMENT (SINGAPORE)

                      The 6th World Tournament was held in Singapore, and after the events of 1979, there was a change to the competition format. Still no actual final though. Instead, there was a finals round featuring the top four teams, and Australia defeated New Zealand 47-42, Trinidad & Tobago 38-32 and England 54-41 to take the title, remaining unbeaten in nine matches over the whole fortnight.

                      New Zealand finished second and T&T third. Australian shooter Anne Sargeant played a big role in a team well led by captain Julie Francou. Sargeant has gone on to be one of the biggest figures in the game in Australia. After a highly successful playing career, she made a name for herself in media and is now an Australian selector.


                      From INF

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                        1st – AUSTRALIA
                        CLEVELAND, Diane
                        FRANCOU, Julie (Captain)
                        HARRIS, Chris
                        HAWKINS, Sue
                        MCDONALD, Dianne
                        MCINTOSH, Jill
                        PARTINGTON, Kav
                        SARGEANT, Anne
                        SEARLE, Jane
                        SMITH, Karan
                        Coach: Joyce Brown

                        2nd – NEW ZEALAND
                        FATIALOFA, Rita
                        FEAR, Tracey
                        FORSYTH, Margaret
                        GIBBS, Leigh
                        MATENGA, Margaret
                        MEADS, Rhonda
                        PARKER, Lyn (captain)
                        PROUDLOVE, Lynn
                        TAUMAUNU, Waimarama
                        WILLERING, Yvonne
                        Coach: Lois Muir

                        3rd – TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
                        BABB, Naomi
                        BAILEY, Jeanne
                        BLAKE, Sharon
                        CASTANADA, Peggy
                        CHARLEAU, Heather
                        FRANK, Jennifer
                        FRANK, Marcia
                        LEWIS, Maria
                        MITCHELL, Bridget
                        PARKINSON, Grace
                        PETERS, Sherril
                        TAYLOR, Hazel
                        Coach: Jean Pierre

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                          COMPETITION FORMAT:
                          Round 1 group matches sorted the teams into three final groups, teams 1-4, 5-8 and 9-14.

                          Group A:

                          New Zealand’s matches:
                          NZ 85 v Hong Kong 4
                          NZ 45 v Jamaica 42
                          NZ 76 v Canada 12
                          NZ 63 v Northern Ireland 22
                          NZ 76 v Sri Lanka 19
                          NZ 51 v England 36

                          Group order:
                          1. New Zealand
                          2. England

                          3. Jamaica
                          4. Northern Ireland
                          5. Canada
                          6. Sri Lanka
                          7. Hong Kong

                          Group B:

                          Australia’s matches:
                          Aust 51 v Scotland 16
                          Aust 58 v Wales 26
                          Aust 60 v Antigua & Barbuda 17
                          Aust 73 v Singapore 12
                          Aust 81 v Malaysia 16
                          Aust 57 v Trinidad & Tobago 25

                          Group order:
                          1. Australia
                          2. Trinidad & Tobago

                          3. Wales
                          4. Scotland
                          5. Antigua Barbuda
                          6. Singapore
                          7. Malaysia

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                            FINAL GROUP (Teams 1-4)

                            Australia 54 def England 41
                            New Zealand 35 def Trinidad & Tobago 30
                            Australia 38 def Trinidad & Tobago 32
                            New Zealand 55 def England 34
                            Trinidad & Tobago 43 def England 40
                            Australia 47 def New Zealand 42

                            1. AUSTRALIA 6pts
                            2. New Zealand 4pts
                            3. Trinidad & Tobago 2pts
                            4. England 0pts


                            FINAL PLACINGS:

                            1. AUSTRALIA
                            2. New Zealand
                            3. Trinidad & Tobago

                            4. England
                            5. Jamaica
                            6. Scotland
                            7. Northern Ireland
                            8. Wales
                            9. Antigua & Barbuda
                            10. Singapore
                            11. Malaysia
                            12. Canada
                            13. Hong Kong
                            14. Sri Lanka

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                                From the NZ Herald (2011)
                                Where the wild things are https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10736100

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