Malawi national netball team

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Nickname(s) Queens
Association Netball Association of Malawi
Confederation Africa Netball
Head coach Griffin Saenda
Asst coach Mary Waya
INF ranking 6
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Team colours
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Team colours
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World Championships
2011 placing 6th
Best result 5th (2007)
Commonwealth Games
2010 placing 5th
Best result 5th (2010)

The Malawi national netball team, nicknamed "The Queens", represent Malawi in international netball competition. Malawi have played in five World Netball Championships, famously finishing fifth in 2007.[1] The Queens are currently coached by Griffin Saenda. As of 26 July 2011, the team are sixth in the IFNA World Rankings.[2]

In 2012 they competed in the Fast5 tournament in Auckland, where they has several historic results including wins over Australia and England, and finished in 5th place, just narrowly missing out on the finals. This followed a draw against Australia in the 2010 Edition.


2012 Queens[edit]

Malawi team named for the 2012 Fast5 Netball World Series.

Malawi national netball team
Players Coaching staff
  • Joana Kachilika (vc)
  • Tina Kamuyambeni
  • Beatrice Mpinganjira
  • Bridget Kumwenda
  • Mwayi Kumwenda
  • Caroline Mtukule-Ngwira (c)
  • Joyce Mvula
  • Grace Mwafulirwa
  • Sindi Simutowe
  • Towera Vinkhumbo
  • Head coach: Griffin "Zagallo" Saenda
  • Asst coach:

Notable past players[edit]

Competitive history[edit]

World Netball Championships
Year Championship Location Placing
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England 8th
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand DNQ
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica DNQ
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 5th
2011 13th World Championships Singapore 6th
Netball at the Commonwealth Games
Year Games Event Location Placing
2006 XVIII Games 3rd Netball Melbourne, Australia 6th
2010 XIX Games 4th Netball Delhi, India 5th
World Netball Series
Year Championship Location Placing
2009 1st World Series Manchester, England 5th
2010 2nd World Series Manchester, England 5th
2011 3rd World Series Liverpool, England DNQ
2012 4th World Series Auckland, New Zealand 5th


  1. ^ Gay, Edward (17 November 2007). "Jubilant Malawi finish fifth". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  2. ^ IFNA. "Current World Rankings".  Updated on 26 July 2011.