England national netball team

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England
England netball team 2008.jpg
England netball team (2008)
Nickname(s) Roses
Association England Netball
Confederation FENA (Europe)
Head coach Anna Mayes
Asst coach Colette Thomson
Captain Pamela Cookey
Vice-captain Sara Bayman
INF ranking 3rd
Kit body netball.svg
Team colours
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Team colours
First international
England  25 – 3  Scotland
England  25 – 3  Wales
Both games played in 1949
World Championships
2011 placing 3rd
Best result 2nd (1975)
Commonwealth Games
Appearances 5 (Debuted in 1998)
2014 placing 4th
Best result 3rd (1998, 2006, 2010)

The England national netball team represent England in international netball competition. England are coached by Anna Mayes, and were captained by Jade Clarke at the 2011 World Netball Series, in which England finished 3rd. At the end of the 2011 international season, the team were ranked 3rd in the IFNA World Rankings.[1]

History[edit]

England have appeared at every World Championships since their inception in 1963. Most recently, the team competed in the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore, finishing third. Their highest placing at a World Championship was second in 1975. They also earned a silver medal at the 2010 World Netball Series and three bronze medals from four Commonwealth Games campaigns.

International netball has been dominated by Australia and New Zealand, although England have had recent victories over both teams, as well as Jamaica, signalling their increasing competitiveness against other elite nations.[2] England won the 2011 World Netball Series in Liverpool, after defeating New Zealand in the final.[3] England hosted a test series against Australia in January 2013. Three tests were played at Wembley, NIA and Bath. England won all three tests and this was the first time in England Netball history, that had happened.

Players[edit]

2014 team[edit]

Eighteen Players were chosen on the long-list squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The team roster was announced on 2 June 2014.

Notable past players[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

England national netball team
Player Position(s) 2014 club/franchise
Eboni Beckford-Chambers GK, GD West Coast Fever
Jade Clarke C, WD NSW Swifts
Helen Housby GA, GS Manchester Thunder
Rachel Dunn GS Surrey Storm
Stacey Francis GK, GD, WD Team Bath
Serena Guthrie WD, C TeamBath
Joanne Harten GS, GA Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic
Geva Mentor GK, GD Melbourne Vixens
Laura Malcolm WD, C Manchester Thunder
Ama Agbeze GD,GK Central Pulse
Rosie Allison GS Team Bath
Kadeen Corbin GS,GA Hertfordshire Mavericks
Lindsay Keable GK,GD Hertfordshire Mavericks
Sasha Corbin C,WA Hertfordshire Mavericks
Sara Bayman C,WD Manchester Thunder
Mia Ritchie C,WA,WD Team Bath
Hannah Reid GK,GD Surrey Storm
Alice Travis GS,GA Manchester Thunder
World Netball Championships
Year Championship Location Placing
1963 1st World Championships Eastbourne, England Med 3.png 3rd
1967 2nd World Championships Perth, Australia 4th
1971 3rd World Championships Kingston, Jamaica Med 3.png 3rd
1975 4th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand Med 2.png 2nd
1979 5th World Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago 4th
1983 6th World Championships Singapore 4th
1987 7th World Championships Glasgow, Scotland 4th
1991 8th World Championships Sydney 4th
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England 4th
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand Med 3.png 3rd
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 4th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 4th
2011 13th World Championships Singapore Med 3.png 3rd
Netball at the Commonwealth Games
Year Games Event Location Placing
1998 XVI Games 1st Netball Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Med 3.png 3rd
2002 XVII Games 2nd Netball Manchester, England 4th
2006 XVIII Games 3rd Netball Melbourne, Australia Med 3.png 3rd
2010 XIX Games 4th Netball Delhi, India Med 3.png 3rd
2014 XX Games 5th Netball Glasgow, Scotland 4th
World Netball Series
Year Tournament Location Placing
2009 1st World Series Manchester, England 4th
2010 2nd World Series Liverpool, England Med 2.png 2nd
2011 3rd World Series Liverpool, England Med 1.png 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ IFNA. "Current World Rankings".  Updated on 26 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Champions New Zealand wary of English threat". 1 October 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "England win World Netball Series after defeating New Zealand". BBC News. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Netball career of Jillean Hipsey, nee Porter.