England national netball team
|Confederation||Netball Europe (Europe)|
|Head coach||Tracey Neville|
|Asst coach||Colette Thompson|
|England 25 – 3 Scotland|
England 25 – 3 Wales
Both games played in 1949
|Best result||2nd (1975)|
|Appearances||6 (Debuted in 1998)|
|Best result||1st (2018)|
The England national womens netball team, also known as the Vitality Roses, represent England in international netball competition. England are coached by Tracey Neville, and are captained by Serena Guthrie. As of 3 March 2019, the team is ranked second in the INF World Rankings, their highest position in the list. England have won one silver and several bronze medals at the World Cup and have won one gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
The England national netball team was established in 1963, ahead of the inaugural Netball World Championships held in Eastbourne that year. England have appeared at every World Championships (since renamed as the World Cup) and most recently the team competed at the 2015 Netball World Cup in Australia, finishing third. Their highest placing at a World Championship was second in 1975. They have twice won the World Netball Series, a tournament with experimental rules designed to speed up the game. Their best result in a major tournament is a gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Although international netball was historically dominated by Australia and New Zealand, in recent years England have recorded several impressive victories over Australia, New Zealand and Jamaica, signalling their increasing competitiveness against other elite nations. This development was demonstrated in the team's second place at the 2018 Quad Series, where they lost to Australia by a narrow margin. England's rapid improvement has occurred under the tutelage of head coach Tracey Neville, who was permanently appointed to the role in September 2015. The team earned their first Commonwealth Games gold medal in a landmark victory over Australia in April 2018 and several months later rose to second on the INF World Rankings.
|England Roses roster|
|Player profiles: Team website||Last updated: 22 May 2019|
Player statistics can be found here.
Notable past players
- Lyn Carpenter
- Jillean Porter, former England Captain
- Tracey Neville (now Head Coach)
- Amanda Newton
- Abby Sargent
- Kendra Slawinski
- Pamela Cookey
- Tamsin Greenway
- Sonia Mkoloma
|Netball World Cup|
|1963||1st World Championships||Eastbourne, England||3rd|
|1967||2nd World Championships||Perth, Australia||4th|
|1971||3rd World Championships||Kingston, Jamaica||3rd|
|1975||4th World Championships||Auckland, New Zealand||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||3rd|
|2003||11th World Championships||Kingston, Jamaica||4th|
|2007||12th World Championships||Auckland, New Zealand||4th|
|2011||13th World Championships||Singapore||3rd|
|2015||14th World Cup||Sydney, Australia||3rd|
|2019||15th World Cup||Liverpool, England|
|Netball at the Commonwealth Games|
|1998||XVI Games||1st Netball||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||3rd|
|2002||XVII Games||2nd Netball||Manchester, England||4th|
|2006||XVIII Games||3rd Netball||Melbourne, Australia||3rd|
|2010||XIX Games||4th Netball||Delhi, India||3rd|
|2014||XX Games||5th Netball||Glasgow, Scotland||4th|
|2018||XXI Games||6th Netball||Gold Coast, Australia||1st|
|World Netball Series|
|2009||1st World Series||Manchester, England||4th|
|2010||2nd World Series||Liverpool, England||2nd|
|2011||3rd World Series||Liverpool, England||1st|
|2012||4th World Series||Auckland, New Zealand||2nd|
|2013||5th World Series||Auckland, New Zealand||6th|
|2014||6th World Series||Auckland, New Zealand||3rd|
|2016||7th World Series||Melbourne, Australia||4th|
|2017||8th World Series||Melbourne, Australia||1st|
|Netball Quad Series|
|2016||1st Quad Series||Australia/New Zealand||3rd|
|2017 (I)||2nd Quad Series||England/South Africa||3rd|
|2017 (II)||3rd Quad Series||Australia/New Zealand||3rd|
|2018 (I)||4th Quad Series||England/South Africa||2nd|
|2018 (II)||5th Quad Series||Australia/New Zealand||2nd|
England's kits and off-court ranges are currently supplied by Nike. The global sports brand announced a multi-year deal with England Netball, the national team and the organisation's 3,000 clubs across the country in 2018. Before the Nike announcement, the Roses kits were provided by BLK.
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