World Cup Stats

CHAMPIONS
11 Australia (1963, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2007, 2011, 2015)
5 New Zealand (1967, 1979, 1987, 2003, 2019)
1 Trinidad & Tobago (1979) 

WINNING CAPTAINS
2 Margaret Caldow (Australia, 1975, 1979)
2 Michelle Fielke (Australia, 1991, 1995)
1 Joyce Brown (Australia, 1963)
1 Judy Blair (NZ, 1967)
1 Gaye Walsh (Australia, 1971)
1 Lyn Parker (NZ, 1979)
1 Sherril Peteres (T&T, 1979)
1 Julie Francou (Australia, 1983)
1 Leigh Gibbs (NZ, 1987)
1 Vicki Wilson (Australia, 1999)
1 Anna Rowberry (NZ, 2003)
1 Sharelle McMahon (Australia, 2007)
1 Catherine Cox (Australia, 2011)
1 Laura Geitz (Australia, 2015)
1 Laura Langman (NZ, 2019)

WINNING COACHES
3
Joyce Brown (Australia, 1975, 1983, 1991)
2 Wilma Shakespear (Australia, 1971, 1979)
2 Lois Muir (NZ, 1979, 1987)
2 Jill MacIntosh (Australia, 1995, 1999)
2 Norma Plummer (Australia, 2007, 2011)
1 Lorna McConchie (Australia, 1963)
1 Taini Jamison (NZ, 1967)
1 Lystra Lewis (T&T, 1979)
1 Ruth Aitken (NZ, 2003)
1 Lisa Alexander (Australia, 2015)
1 Noeline Taurua (NZ, 2019)

MOST APPEARANCES
15 Australia, England, Jamaica, New Zealand
14 Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago
13 Wales
12 Northern Ireland
10 Singapore, Sri Lanka
9 Barbados, Fiji, South Africa
8 Malaysia, Samoa
7 Canada
6 Cook Islands, Malawi
5 Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea
4 Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Rep of Ireland

LARGEST WINNING MARGIN

112-4 New Zealand beat Northern Ireland (1963)

DID YOU KNOW? 

South Africa played in the 1967 Netball World Cup before being banned due to the government’s Apartheid policies. They returned at the 1995 World Cup

In 1975 England beat New Zealand 39-38, the only time they have beaten the Silver Ferns in World Cup history

In 1979 three countries were declared champions after a round-robin format. The top three sides each won eight of the nine games, each losing once to one of the other two first placed teams. As there was no other way for the tournament organisers to determine an outright winner, all three teams were declared champions

In 1987 Trinidad and Tobago’s Jean Pierre kept up her 100% appearance with the event. Jean played at the first five editions (1963, 1967, 1971, 1975 & 1979) and was the coach in 1983 and in 1987. This was the last tournament that featured Jean in these roles and she led her side to a joint second-place finish

In 1991 Australia became the first country to host two Netball World Cups, having previously staged it in Perth in 1963, and now Sydney. The Cayman Islands, Namibia, Samoa and Vanuatu all made their World Cup debuts. Trinidad & Tobago did not compete at this World Cup, which still remains the only tournament that they have not featured in

In 1995 South Africa returned and finished third. Irene van Dyk didn’t realise just how popular the sport was: “I never realised such a lot of people came to watch netball and that it is televised.”

In 2007 Malawi’s Mary Waya made her final World Cup appearance in Auckland. Mary also played in the 1995 championships and represented her country more than 200 times

In 2011 Singapore became the fifth country to host the event more than once, with the others being Australia (1967, 1991 & 2015), England (1963, 1995 & 2015), Jamaica (1971 & 2003) and New Zealand (1975, 1999 & 2007)