Netball Scoop: Commonwealth Games 2022 Finals Preview (2022)

Top Four – semi-finals

In good news for the health of world netball, Jamaica’s first-ever victory over Australia at the Commonwealth Games, and just their sixth since 1963, will see them take top spot in Pool A, and face off against New Zealand for a place in the gold medal match.

For a team that has previously lost confidence if facing a late match deficit, Jamaica piled pressure on Australia across the match. Converting 92% of their centre passes in the final quarter, compared to Australia’s miserable 62% was crucial in coming back from a six goals down, to win by two**.

Assistant coach Rob Wright has played a crucial role in building consistency, and stated post match, “Self belief is pretty powerful. They (players) believe that if they are sticking to what we wanted to do, we can score, and if we keep scoring we put pressure on the other team.

“We have been guilty of dropping our heads in the past, and we’ve been working hard to improve that.”

Jamaica’s occasionally maligned midcourt still gave away a few too many turnovers and will look to reduce that, but with Nicole Dixon-Rochester providing 34 circle feeds, and Shanice Beckford picking up 28 centre pass receives, more work will need to be done against them in the finals. Jodi-Ann Ward was also crafty at wing defence, picking up five circle edge intercepts

For Australia, the attacking nous of Paige Hadley, who is still out with a calf injury, was seriously missed, while Gretel Bueta came off her holds too early, creating a level of congestion in the circle. The Australian midcourt also found it challenging to slow Jamaica, who had a deadly 95% rate success rate to goal when feeding from the circle edge**.

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Australia will need to pick up the pieces quickly. Image Sue McKay/Kick It To Me Photography

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Jamaica celebrate post match. Image Sue McKay/Kick It To Me Photography

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A full house watched the final match on Thursday, with England taking on New Zealand. The home nation jumped out to a stunning 15-8 goal lead after the first quarter, but the Silver Ferns pulled it back by half time, with just one goal separating the two sides. From that point on, England again slowly but surely pulled away to record a 10 goal victory.

Grace Nweke’s inexperience showed, as she recorded 23/29 (79%) across 45 minutes, but gave away five turnovers. While Geva Mentor couldn’t challenge all of the high balls, she pounced on anything loose, forced Nweke away from her preferred position under the post, and finished with four gains.

Nat Metcalf led from the front, with 46 feeds, 21 centre pass receives and 4 pickups, while Imogen Alison made the play of the tournament in deflecting and chasing down a ball at full speed.

It was an incredible effort by the Silver Ferns, who are missing numerous stars, but they will have to lift considerably to challenge the might of Jamaica, while England will come up against a wounded Australia.

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Post match huddle. Image Sue McKay/Kick It To Me Photography

5th vs 6th | South Africa v Uganda

South Africa started in the pool of death, and had to defeat either Australia and/or Jamaica to make their way into the medal matches. Missing a number of players through maternity leave, injury and retirement, it was a step too far for one of the world’s most rapidly improving nations. However, a strong victory over Scotland secured their third placing in Pool A, and they will match up against the ever-improving Uganda for 5th or 6th.

With height at both ends, and speed through the middle, South Africa should be far too strong for their African rivals, but a team with shooting stars like Mary Cholhok and Proscovia Peace can’t be underestimated. However, South Africa will hope for a strong performance ahead of staging next year’s Netball World Cup, and the continued growth of Africa’s number one women’s sport.

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Captain Bongiwe Msomi warming up for South Africa. Image Sue McKay/Kick It To Me Photography

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Proscovia Peace looking for an outlet pass. Image Sue McKay/Kick It To Me Photography

7th v 8th | Wales v Malawi

Wales defeat of Barbados sees them finish 4th in Pool A, and they will play off against Malawi in the 7th v 8th final. Wales has been one of the feel good stories of the tournament. After missing qualification for the 2019 Netball World Cup, the Dragons have been on a mission to improve both their standards and their world ranking. With many of their players contracted to VNSL clubs, particularly the Celtic Dragons, the future looks bright for the small nation. Their coach, Sara Moore, said, “We’re on a journey.

“There are little wins along the way for us, and that was a game we had to win today if we wanted to get closer to where we want to be by the end of the tournament.”

However, Malawi will be stinging after their loss to Uganda in pool play, and will want to finish on par with their world ranking of 7th. With experience in Joyce Mvula, Mwai Kumwenda and Towera Vinkhumbo, it will be up to the midcourt to reliably connect their bookends.

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After missing the 2019 NWC, Wales were determined to have a good outing against some of their closest rivals. Image Sue McKay/Kick It To Me Photography

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Malawi prepare to enter the court. Image Sue McKay/Kick It To Me Photography.

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9th v 10th | Scotland v Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s win over Trinidad & Tobago leaves them 5th in Pool B, and facing a clash against close neighbours and rivals Scotland for 9th and 10th place. At both the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2019 Netball World Cup, Scotland finished a place behind Northern Ireland, and will be looking to reverse that result.

With more of their squad playing in the VNSL and two incredibly tactical coaches in Tamsin Greenway and Sara Francis-Bayman, Scotland will like their chances, but will need their inexperienced team to step up. The squad have been rotated throughout the tournament, so Greenway could still spring some surprises with her starting seven.

Working in Northern Ireland’s favour is their gritty, never-say-die attitude, while a number of their players have international experience at previous pinnacle events. Led by captain Caroline O’Hanlon, who rarely has a bad game, athletes such as Fi Toner, Emma and Michelle Magee have been in strong form in Birmingham.

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The Northern Ireland team listen to coach Elaine Rice at three quarter time. Image Sue McKay/Kick It To Me Photography.

11th v 12th | Barbados v Trinidad & Tobago

As predicted, Barbados will face Trinidad & Tobago in the 11th v 12th match, after disappointing tournaments for both Caribbean nations. However, they’ve both been significantly impacted by Covid, with far less international match practice than any of the other nations, while the latter are also missing superstar shooter Sam Wallace (ACL recovery) and Khalifa McCollin. After finishing 9th at the most recent World Cup, it’s a particularly tough outcome for Trinidad & Tobago.

With netball a part-time sport in both countries, it’s challenging for either country to make headway against the top ranked nations, and it’s been heartbreaking for both players and fans to see such heavy losses inflicted this week. The world of netball has work to do in supporting these athletes.

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Trinidad & Tobago. Image Sue McKay/Kick It To Me Photography

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Barbados in action at the Commonwealth Games. Image Sue McKay/Kick It To Me Photography

MATCH SCHEDULE

** Data supplied by Luke Oates, lead Performance Analyst, Saracens Mavericks

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FAQs

Where will the Commonwealth Games be held in 2022 answer? ›

The correct answer is Birmingham. The 2022 Commonwealth Games (officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games) will be held in Birmingham, England. The 2022 Commonwealth Games is the third Commonwealth Games to be hosted in England following London 1934 and Manchester 2002.

Who won netball gold medal? ›

Australia celebrated a hard-fought 55-51 victory over Jamaica to clinch the Commonwealth Netball title on Sunday evening.

Who is in Pool B netball Commonwealth Games? ›

Template:Pool B Netball 2018 Commonwealth Games
PosTeam v t eQualification
1EnglandSemi-finals
2New Zealand
3UgandaClassification matches
4Malawi
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Which among the following country is the host of 2022 Commonwealth Games? ›

Detailed Solution. The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be hosted by Australia.It is the fifth time that Australia is hosting the Commonwealth Games. Staff Selection Commission has released the exam date for Paper I of the SSC JE EE 2022 exam.

Do coaches get Commonwealth Games medals? ›

Gold medal winners received $5,000 each, while coaches were also given $3,000 each. The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has splashed $25,000 on Team Nigeria athletes who have so far won medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

What countries aren't in the Commonwealth Games? ›

Here are some countries and territories that have yet to be a part of the Commonwealth Games, and may send teams in the future.
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Countries and Territories yet to participate at the Com Games
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
  • British Antarctic Territory.
  • The New Zealand territory of Ross Dependency.

Who won bronze in netball Commonwealth Games? ›

England's netball team leave Birmingham empty-handed after a 55-48 defeat by New Zealand in a bruising bronze-medal match.

Who invented netball? ›

The origins of netball can be traced back to 1891 when Dr James Naismith created the game of basketball. Although basketball was originally designed for men, in 1892 it was adapted for female students with the aim of maintaining female etiquette.

Has Australia ever won the Commonwealth Games? ›

Australia has hosted the Commonwealth Games on four occasions but have only won once via an international vote. That vote was for the host of the 2018 games, won by the Gold Coast. Sydney 1938 was simply awarded.
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Games Staged.
YearHost City, StateYears Between
1938 British Empire GamesSydney, New South Wales-
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Did Australia beat Jamaica in the netball? ›

Australia avoid Jamaica upset in gripping netball final at Birmingham 2022. Australia reclaimed their Commonwealth Games netball crown here by winning a gripping final 55-51 against a Jamaica side who performed bravely on their first appearance in the gold-medal match.

What sport is netball? ›

Netball is a team ball sport derived from basketball, developed in England in 1890's. It is played by two teams of seven players each, which aim to score goals by throwing the ball through a high ring lcoated at each end of the court. The aim of the game is to score more than the opposing team.

How long is a netball game? ›

Netball games are 60 minutes long but variations have been developed to increase the game's pace and appeal to a wider audience. Netball is played by more than 20 million people in more than 80 countries worldwide and is most popular in Commonwealth nations.

Why is China not in the Commonwealth? ›

Q: Why China is not part of the Commonwealth Games? A: As China was never a part of the British Colonisation thus it is not a Commonwealth of Nations.

Why is USA not participating in Commonwealth Games? ›

Is Team USA in the Commonwealth Games? Even though the USA used to make up part of the British Empire, the country does not take part in the Commonwealth Games. The United States declared independence from Britain in 1776 and has never been part of the Commonwealth during its 73-year existence.

Who will host 2030 Commonwealth Games? ›

America. Brian MacPherson, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Canada proposed to host the 2030 games in Canada. Hamilton is likely to host the games as it hosted the inaugural British Empire Games in 1930 and would mark its 100th anniversary of the games.

How much money do Commonwealth winners get? ›

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday felicitated the Birmingham Commonwealth Games medallists and presented them with cash awards at a function here. While the gold medallists were awarded a cash reward of Rs 20 lakh each, the silver and bronze winners got richer by Rs 10 lakh and Rs 7.5 lakh, respectively.

How much money does a Commonwealth gold medalist get? ›

"Earlier, a gold medal recipient in the Commonwealth Games was given Rs 10 lakh. The amount has now been hiked to Rs 50 lakh," state Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Girish Mahajan said.

How much do athletes get paid for Commonwealth Games? ›

India won 22 gold medals, now earning those champions 2 million rupees (£20,800/$25,000/€24,700) each, while silver medallists took 1 million rupees (£10,400/$12,500/€12,400). Those who claimed bronze received 750,000 rupees (£7,800/$9,400/€9,300).

Who has biggest team in Commonwealth Games? ›

Australia is represented by its largest team at an overseas Commonwealth Games – and the second largest team ever – as one of 72 nations contesting the Birmingham Games, which run to August 8.

Why is Ireland Not in the Commonwealth? ›

Republics. On 18 April 1949, Ireland formally became a republic in accordance with the Irish Republic of Ireland Act 1948; in doing so, it also formally left the Commonwealth.

Why is Zimbabwe not in the Commonwealth? ›

Zimbabwe was suspended in 2002 for breaching the Harare Declaration. In 2003, when the Commonwealth refused to lift the suspension, Zimbabwe withdrew from the Commonwealth. Since then, the Commonwealth has played a major part in trying to end the political impasse and return Zimbabwe to a state of normality.

Which country has won the most Netball World Cups? ›

Australia

Who won silver in the netball? ›

The women's pairing of Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy won silver after falling in their final to Canada's Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes in three sets.

Did NZ win the netball? ›

Silver Ferns wrap up series with another emphatic victory over tiring Jamaica. A dominant second half has seen New Zealand stroll to a dominant win at Auckland.

What was netball first called? ›

Netball was founded as a female alternative in 1892, one year after the founding of basketball. Netball was originally called women's basketball and it was only in the early 20th century thanks to a British college that adjusted the rules that the sport took on the name of netball.

Who is the world best netball player? ›

Irene van Dyk MNZM (née Viljoen; born 21 June 1972) is a South African-born New Zealand netball player. A goal-shooter, van Dyk is one of the world's best-known netballers and is the most capped international player of all time: in every game she consistently attained over 90%.

What are the 5 basic rules of netball? ›

Netball Rules
  • The team.
  • Substitutions.
  • Playing positions and their roles on the court.
  • Starting the game – centre pass.
  • Footwork in the centre circle.
  • Offside rule.
  • Footwork.
  • Obstruction.

Has England ever won the Commonwealth Games? ›

The others are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales.
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England at the Commonwealth Games
Medals Ranked 2ndGold 773 Silver 783 Bronze 766 Total 2,322
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
1930 1934 1938 1950 1954 1958 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 2022
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How many times have England won Commonwealth Games? ›

Of these six, Australia, England, Canada and New Zealand have each won at least one gold medal in every Games. Australia has been the highest achieving team for thirteen editions of the Games, England for seven, and Canada for one. These three teams also top the all-time Commonwealth Games medal table in that order.

Who won most medals in Commonwealth Games? ›

Since their debut in 1934, India have won 564 medals – 203 golds, 190 silvers and 171 bronze - at the Commonwealth Games. However, the first few editions were very challenging for the nation.

Is Australia out of netball? ›

England surrendered their Commonwealth Games title after falling 60-51 to the world No 1s, Australia, in the semi-final.

Did Jamaica beat Diamonds? ›

Four years after their heartbreak on the Gold Coast the Australian Diamonds have turned the tables with a stunning victory over powerhouse Jamaica.

Who won between Australia and Jamaica? ›

The Sunshine Girls' 57-55 result saw them come back from a six-goal deficit heading into the final quarter. Jamaica's highly experienced shooter Jhaniele Fowler displayed her trademark accuracy to score 47 of her team's 57 goals and their 17-9 final quarter secured their historic victory.

Where is netball most popular? ›

Netball is most popular in Commonwealth countries, such as Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada. As of August 2015, several teams in the region ranked amongst the top 25 in the world, including Jamaica (4th), Trinidad & Tobago (9th) Barbados (11th), Saint Lucia (18th), Canada (21st), and the United States of America (25th).

Why do girls play netball? ›

The sport was invented to encourage young females to be physically active and energetic. The first codified rules of netball were published at the start of the twentieth century, and from there the new sport spread throughout the British Empire.

Can boys play netball? ›

Are all clubs and league open to men and/or boys as well as women and girls? No, netball can be played in both single sex and mixed gender formats and there is no expectation that all activity must provide for both genders.

What is not allowed in netball? ›

When a netball player receives a pass they are not allowed to run with the ball or dribble with it. To gain control of the ball, a player can bat or bounce the ball once, but they cannot bat and bounce the ball, or do either more than once.

Can you lose weight playing netball? ›

“Because netball involves so much starting and stopping, it's like interval training so it's really good for weight loss and cardiovascular fitness,” says exercise physiologist Neil Russell. “It's also terrific for leg and arm toning, core strength, balance, coordination and spatial awareness.

What do you wear in netball? ›

Most female players wear a polo-style shirt or t-shirt and a short pleated skirt, while men wear a polo-style shirt or t-shirt and a pair of shorts. At the higher levels of the game, the clothing is a little more hi-tech, with some teams opting for all-in-one bodysuits or other specially designed kit.

Where is Commonwealth Games being held? ›

Commonwealth Games

When and where will the next Commonwealth Games be held? ›

In what will be a first ever predominantly regional Commonwealth Games, Victoria 2026 will be staged in March 2026 across multiple cities and regional hubs including Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland.

Where are the current Commonwealth Games being held? ›

The most recent Commonwealth Games, the 22nd, were held in Birmingham from 28 July to 8 August 2022. The next Commonwealth Games will be the first games in history held in a decentralized way, as they are scheduled to be hosted across four cities in the Australian state of Victoria from 17 to 29 March 2026.

What date is the Commonwealth Games 2022? ›

Which country has won the most Commonwealth Games medals? ›

Australia (AUS)

How many countries are in the Commonwealth? ›

About the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent countries, almost all of which were formerly under British rule.

Who won most medals in Commonwealth Games 2022? ›

Following their win at Birmingham 2022, Australia have now topped the medal table at 12 Games, England seven, and Canada one.

Why is China not in the Commonwealth? ›

Q: Why China is not part of the Commonwealth Games? A: As China was never a part of the British Colonisation thus it is not a Commonwealth of Nations.

Why is USA not participating in Commonwealth Games? ›

Is Team USA in the Commonwealth Games? Even though the USA used to make up part of the British Empire, the country does not take part in the Commonwealth Games. The United States declared independence from Britain in 1776 and has never been part of the Commonwealth during its 73-year existence.

Which country won the last Commonwealth Games? ›

The host nation Australia topped the medal table for the fourth time in the past five Commonwealth Games, winning the most golds (80) and most medals overall (198).
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2018 Commonwealth Games.
Logo of 2018 Commonwealth Games
Host cityGold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Nations participating71 Commonwealth Teams
Athletes participating4,426
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How many times has Australia won Commonwealth Games? ›

Australia has won the medal tally at 13 Commonwealth games. Australia first competed at the Games, then titled the British Empire Games, in 1930; and is one of only six countries to have sent athletes to every Commonwealth Games. The others are Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland, and Wales.

Who will host 2030 Commonwealth Games? ›

America. Brian MacPherson, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Canada proposed to host the 2030 games in Canada. Hamilton is likely to host the games as it hosted the inaugural British Empire Games in 1930 and would mark its 100th anniversary of the games.

What does SB mean in Commonwealth Games? ›

PB = Personal Best (the best mark achieved by an athlete on a personal level) SB = Season's Best (the best mark achieved by an athlete on a personal level within a given season)

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