The England national netball team represent England in international netball competition. England are coached by Anna Mayes, and were captained by Jade Clarke at the recent 2011 World Netball Series, in which England finished 3rd. At the end of the 2011 international season, the team were ranked 3rd in the IFNA World Rankings.


England have appeared at every World Championships since their inception in 1963. Most recently, the team competed in the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore, finishing third. Their highest placing at a World Championship was second in 1975. They also earned a silver medal at the 2010 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, signaling their increasing competitiveness against other elite nations. In their most recent international tournament, England won the 2011 World Netball Series in Liverpool, after defeating New Zealand in the final.


2012 team[edit]Edit

Twelve players were chosen to represent England at the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore. The team roster was announced on 9 May 2011.

England national netball team
Player Position(s) 2012 club/franchise
Karen Atkinson (co-captain) C [1]

Hertfordshire Mavericks

Eboni Beckford-Chambers GK, GD [2]

West Coast Fever

Louisa Brownfield GS [3]

Hertfordshire Mavericks

Jade Clarke WA, C, WD [4]

Canterbury Tactix

Pamela Cookey GA, GS [5]

Team Bath

Rachel Dunn GS [6]

Surrey Storm

Stacey Francis GK, GD, WD [7]

Canterbury Tactix

Tamsin Greenway WA, GA [8]

Surrey Storm

Serena Guthrie WD, C [9]


Joanne Harten GS, GA [10]

Canterbury Tactix

Geva Mentor GK, GD [11]

Melbourne Vixens

Sonia Mkoloma (co-captain) GD, GK [12]

New South Wales Swifts

Notable past players[edit]Edit

Competitive record[edit]Edit

World Netball Championships
Year Championship Location Placing
1963 1st World Championships Eastbourne, England [13] 3rd
1967 2nd World Championships Perth, Australia 4th
1971 3rd World Championships Kingston, Jamaica [14] 3rd
1975 4th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand [15] 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 [16] 3rd
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 4th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 4th
2011 13th World Championships Singapore [17] 3rd
Netball at the Commonwealth Games
Year Games Event Location Placing
1998 XVI Games 1st Netball Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [18] 3rd
2002 XVII Games 2nd Netball Manchester, England 4th
2006 XVIII Games 3rd Netball Melbourne, Australia [19] 3rd
2010 XIX Games 4th Netball Delhi, India [20] 3rd
World Netball Series
Year Tournament Location Placing
2009 1st World Series Manchester, England 4th
2010 2nd World Series Liverpool, England [21] 2nd
2011 3rd World Series Liverpool, England [22]


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