Philippines national netball team

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Nickname(s)Siklab Pilipinas
AssociationNetball Philippines
ConfederationNetball Asia
Head coachFransien Howarth
Asst coachAngelina Fedillaga
Yi Lin Jolynn Loo
CaptainLeanne Espina
Top scorerAna Thea Cenarosa (85)
INF rankingN/A
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Team colours
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Team colours
First international
Philippines  22 – 62  Thailand
Singapore, May 31, 2015
Largest win
Largest defeat
Malaysia  112 – 11  Philippines
Singapore, June 1, 2015

The Philippines national netball team represents the Philippines in international netball competitions.[1][2]

They made their international debut at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games.


Netball Singapore has offered aid to the Philippines to organize a netball team for the 2015 Southeast Asian Games set to be hosted by Singapore. After visits from Netball Singapore and the Netball Asia in 2014, Netball Philippines was formed and a national team was organized. Netball Singapore hosted a training camp in Singapore for the Philippine national team in December 2014. Players who have played in volleyball and basketball teams in the country were called up to form the first national team.[3][1][4]

The Philippines entered the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, their first tournament with modest expectations. They lost their first match against Thailand, with the scoreline of 22–62, in their opener on May 31, 2015. They also experienced a 112–11 defeat at the hands of the national team of Malaysia on June 1. Then they lost to Myanmar with the scoreline of 62–22.[5][3]

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) allowed the national team to participate at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia despite the team's dismal performance in the previous edition. The handlers of the national team's sole reason given to the PSC was that they are still a "developmental team".[6]



Ten players were selected to participate at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games.[7][8]

Philippines national netball team
Player Position Height (cm)
Mary Joy Macalindong GK 174
Remia Buenacosa GD, C 167
Danielle Michiko Castaneda GS, GD 174
Ana Thea Cenarosa GA 179
Maricar Convencido WA 169
Michelle Datuin GK 170
Leanne Espina (captain) WA, GS 167
Loraine Angela Lim C, WA 163
Kristine Marie Teo WD 168
Mary Anne Jenelle Yabut C 168

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: England Fransien Howarth
  • Assistant Coaches:
    • Philippines Angelina Fedillaga
    • Singapore Loo Yi Lin Jolynn

Competitive history[edit]

Southeast Asian Games
Year Championship Location Placing
2015 2015 Southeast Asian Games Singapore 6th
2017 2017 Southeast Asian Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th


  1. ^ a b Guerrero, Bob (25 February 2015). "Meet the Philippine national netball team". The Passionate Fan. Yahoo! Philippines. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. ^ Navarro, June (15 May 2014). "Singapore bats for PH netball". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b "A fresh start for netball in the Philippines". The New Paper. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  4. ^ Lim Say Heng (12 December 2014). "Netball Singapore forks out $50,000 to help weaker countries". The New Paper.
  5. ^ Neo, Isaac (31 May 2015). "SEA Games: Thai netballers outclass Philippine counterparts 62-22". The Strait Times. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  6. ^ Reyes, Marc Anthony (14 August 2017). "Netball aims to do better in KL meet". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  7. ^ Leyba, Olmin (31 May 2015). "Pinays battle Thais in SEAG netball opener". ABS-CBN News. The Philippine Star. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Netball Results - Women Preliminary Round Match 2". 28th SEA Games 2015. 2015 SEA Games Singapore. Archived from the original on 7 June 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.

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