Asian Netball Championships

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Asian Netball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016 Asian Netball Championships
Sport Netball
Inaugural season 1985
No. of teams 9 (2016)
Most recent
 Malaysia (2016)
Most titles  Sri Lanka (4 titles)

The Asian Netball Championship is a netball competition held every four years with teams from across Asia competing.

The sixth Asian Netball Championship was held in 2005, and was won by the Singaporean team [1] with a win over the Malaysian team with a score of 53–39 in the final. The fifth Asian Netball Championships was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2001. Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, Thailand and Sri Lanka competed.[2] It was won by one goal by Sri Lanka over Singapore.[1] The Malaysian Netball Association hosted the first Asian Netball Championship in 1985, and the 3rd Asian Youth Netball Championship.[3]

The top team in Asia is Sri Lanka, having won the Asian Netball Championships 4 times, although Singapore is the reigning champion.


Year 1st 2nd 3rd Venue Number of teams
1985  Malaysia  Sri Lanka  Singapore Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5
1989  Sri Lanka  Singapore  Malaysia New Delhi, India 4
1993  Hong Kong  Singapore  Sri Lanka Hong Kong 5
1997  Sri Lanka  Malaysia  Singapore Singapore 5
2001  Sri Lanka  Singapore  Malaysia Colombo, Sri Lanka 8
2005  Singapore  Malaysia  Sri Lanka Toa Payoh Sports Hall, Singapore 8
2009  Sri Lanka  Singapore  Malaysia Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 10[4]
2012  Singapore  Sri Lanka  Malaysia Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka 10[5]
2014  Singapore  Sri Lanka  Malaysia Singapore Sports Hub OCBC Arena, Singapore 10[6]
2016  Malaysia  Sri Lanka  Singapore Thailand 9

see also Asian Youth Netball Championship[edit]