England national netball team

Nickname(s) Roses
Association England Netball
Confederation Netball Europe (Europe)
Head coach Tracey Neville
Asst coach Colette Thomson
Captain Sara Bayman
Vice-captain Jade Clarke
INF ranking 3rd
Team colours
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 national netball team represent England in international netball competition. England are coached by Tracey Neville, and are captained by Sara Bayman. At the end of the 2011 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 World Netball Championships in Australia, 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, signalling their increasing competitiveness against other elite nations.[2] England won the 2011 World Netball Series in Liverpool, after defeating New Zealand in the final.[3]


2016 Roses Team

Name Position(s) 2016 club/franchise
Ama Agbeze GD, GK, WD Loughborough Lightning
Sara Bayman (Captain) C, WD Manchester Thunder
Eboni Beckford-Chambers GK, GD Team Bath
Sasha Corbin WA, C Loughborough Lightning
Jade Clarke (Vice-Captain) WD, C, WA Loughborough Lightning
Rachel Dunn GS, GA Surrey Storm
Stacey Francis GD, WD, GK Yorkshire Jets
Jodie Gibson GD, GK, WD Manchester Thunder
Natalie Haythornthwaite WA, GA Manchester Thunder
Helen Housby GA, GS Manchester Thunder
Lindsay Keable GK, GD Hertfordshire Mavericks
Laura Malcolm WD, C Manchester Thunder
Rachel Shaw GA, WA Team Bath

Notable past players

England Netball Hall of Fame Inductees

England Netball's Hall of Fame inductees are listed below by year inducted.[6][7]














Competitive record

Netball World Cup
Year Championship Location Placing
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
Year Games Event Location Placing
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
World Netball Series
Year Tournament Location Placing
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

Kit suppliers

England's kits are currently supplied by BLK.


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