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About Netball

The Netball competition is for women only. It has been included in all Commonwealth Games since 1998 when team sports were first introduced.

 

It made its first appearance in the 1990 Games as a demonstration sport. It is now obligatory to include Netball on each Commonwealth Games program.

 

The governing body for Netball in Australia is Netball Australia.

Latest Netball News

  • Sharelle McMahon flies a memorable flag in Delhi

    Four-time Commonwealth Games representative Sharelle McMahon stands tall as one of Australian netball’s shining lights, a former Diamonds captain and goal shooter who now holds a special place in the annals of Commonwealth Games history – as the first team sport athlete to carry the flag in the Opening Ceremony.

  • Medhurst takes aim at next challenge

    Former Australian Diamonds goal-attack Natalie Medhurst has announced her retirement from the sport, after a decorated 17-year career, which included winning gold for Australia at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and silver at the Dehli 2010 Games.

  • Marinkovich unveiled as new Diamonds coach

    Australia will have a new leader at the helm in Birmingham following the appointment of Stacey Marinkovich as head coach of the Diamonds national netball team.

  • Investing in our sports and athletes

    Commonwealth Games Australia’s funding programs continue to support Australia’s best young and developing athletes as they compete across the world in our partner sports, read some of the highlights from the past year of action.