Scotland national netball team

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Nickname(s) The Scottish Thistles
Association Netball Scotland
Confederation FENA
Head coach Gail Parata
INF ranking 12
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First international
England  25 – 3  Scotland
(Played in 1949)
World Championships
2007 placing 14th
Best result 6th (1971, 1975, 1983)
Wearing purple, the netball team is standing in two rows
The Scottish national netball team in 2006.

The Scotland national netball team, known as the "Scottish Thistles", represent Scotland in international netball tests and competitions. The Thistles competed in every World Championship from 1963–2007, finishing sixth on three occasions (1971, 1975, 1983). The team are currently coached by Gail Parata. As of December 2013, Scotland are 12th in the INF World Rankings.[1]


Twenty players have been chosen in long squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The final 12 players will be announced in May 2014.[2]

Scotland national netball team – 2014 long squad
Players Coaching staff
  • Claire Brownie
  • Beverly Campbell
  • Karin Connell
  • Jayne Duncan
  • Rachel Forbes
  • Lynsey Gallagher
  • Claudia Henison
  • Gail Higgins
  • Rachel Holmes
  • Lesley MacDonald
  • Nicola McCleery
  • June McNeill
  • Lindsay Meighan
  • Fiona Moore
  • Hayley Mulheron
  • Samantha Murphy
  • Jo Pettitt
  • Gemma Sole
  • Bethany Sutherland
  • Fiona Themann

Competitive history[edit]

World Netball Championships
Year Championship Location Placing
1963 1st World Championships Eastbourne, England 8th
1967 2nd World Championships Perth, Australia 7th
1971 3rd World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 6th
1975 4th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 6th
1979 5th World Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago 9th
1983 6th World Championships Singapore 6th
1987 7th World Championships Glasgow, Scotland 9th
1991 8th World Championships Sydney, Australia 9th
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England 22nd
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 20th
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 15th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 14th
2011 13th World Championships Singapore DNQ
2015 14th World Championships Sydney, Australia TBD


  1. ^ INF. "Current World Rankings".  Updated on 7 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Scottish Thistles". Retrieved 20 December 2013. 

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