Fiji (FIJ)

Nickname: Pearls

Current World Ranking: 19th

Netball World Cup highlights: Fiji have competed at nine Netball World Cup’s, with their best finish coming at the Christchurch 1999 World Championships, when they finished in 6th place. At the most recent Netball World Cup, Liverpool 2019, the Fiji Pearls finished in 14th place. 

Road to Cape Town: Fiji finished 2nd at the Netball World Cup Qualifiers – Oceania (NWCQ – Oceania), to qualify for the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023. The hosts of the NWCQ Oceania, beat Cook Islands 34-51 in their final match of the qualifiers to ensure they booked their place in Cape Town.

Fiji has competed at nine Netball World Cups, making their debut at the 1975 World Championship. Since 1987 Fiji have only missed the 1995 Games held in Birmingham. Fiji’s best finish at the Netball World Cup has been sixth, where the team lost to South Africa 57-49 in the fifth-place play-off at the 1999 World Championship in Christchurch.