England national netball team

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Nickname(s) Roses
Association England Netball
Confederation Netball Europe (Europe)
Head coach Tracey Neville
Asst coach Colette Thomson
Captain Ama Agbeze
Vice-captain Jade Clarke
INF ranking 3rd
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First international
England  25 – 3  Scotland
England  25 – 3  Wales
Both games played in 1949
World Championships
2015 placing 3rd
Best result 2nd (1975)
Commonwealth Games
Appearances 5 (Debuted in 1998)
2014 placing 4th
Best result 3rd (1998, 2006, 2010)

The England Roses represent England in international netball competition. England are coached by Tracey Neville, and are captained by Ama Agbeze. At the end of the 2016 international season, the team were ranked 3rd in the INF World Rankings.[1] Following the Netball World Cup, hosted by Australia in 2015 the Roses came home in 3rd following a defeat by New Zealand and the home nation, Australia, who went on to win the title.


England have appeared at every Netball World Championships since their inception in 1963. Most recently, the team competed in the 2015 Netball World Cup in Australia, finishing third. Their highest placing at a World Championship was second in 1975. They also earned a gold medal at the 2011 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]


2017 Roses Team[edit]

Name Position(s) 2017 club
Ama Agbeze (Captain) GD, GK, WD Adelaide Thunderbirds
Jo Harten GS, GA Giants Netball
Serena Guthrie WD, WA, C Giants Netball
Jade Clarke WD, C, WA Adelaide Thunderbirds
Geva Mentor GK, GD Sunshine Coast Lightning
Beth Cobden WA, C, WD Loughborough Lightning
Eboni Beckford-Chambers GK, GD Team Bath
Sasha Corbin WA, C Northern Mystics
Stacey Francis GD, WD, GK West Coast Fever
Jodie Gibson GD, GK, WD Severn Stars
Natalie Haythornthwaite WA, GA Wasps Netball
Helen Housby GA, GS New South Wales Swifts
Laura Malcolm WD, C Severn Stars
Ellie Cardwell GA, GS Severn Stars
Kadeen Corbin GS, GA Mainland Tactix
Rachel Shaw GA, WA Team Bath
Leah Kennedy GK, GD Team Northumbria
Hannah Joseph WA, C Loughborough Lightning
Summer Artman GK, GD Hertfordshire Mavericks

Notable past players[edit]

England Netball Hall of Fame Inductees[edit]

England Netball's Hall of Fame inductees are listed below by year inducted.[5][6]


  • Mary Beardwood
  • Mary Bulloch
  • Annette Cairncross
  • Mary French (née Bushell)
  • Rose Harris, MBE
  • Joyce Haynes
  • Jean Perkins OBE
  • Sheelagh Redpath
  • Kendra Slawinski OBE (née Lowe)
  • Rena Stratford
  • Pat Taylor MBE
  • Mary Thomas MBE


  • Jean Bourne
  • Margaret Cassidy OBE
  • Frances Tomkins


  • Betty Galsworthy
  • Joyce Wheeler


  • Heather Crouch MBE


  • Pam Orton
  • Gordon Padley MBE
  • Anne Stephenson


  • Colette Thomson


  • Janet Wrighton MBE
  • Amanda Newton



  • Liz Broomhead MBE


  • Anna Mayes




Competitive record[edit]

Netball World Cup
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, Australia 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
2015 14th World Cup Sydney, Australia Med 3.png 3rd
2019 15th World Cup Liverpool, England
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
2018 XXI Games 6th Netball Gold Coast, Australia
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
2012 4th World Series Auckland, New Zealand Med 2.png 2nd
2013 5th World Series Auckland, New Zealand 6th
2014 6th World Series Auckland, New Zealand Med 3.png 3rd
2016 7th World Series Melbourne, Australia 4th
Netball Quad Series
Year Tournament Location Placing
2016 1st Quad Series Australia/New Zealand 3rd
2017 2nd Quad Series England/South Africa 3rd
2017 3rd Quad Series Australia/New Zealand TBC

Kit suppliers[edit]

England's kits are currently supplied by BLK.