2015 Netball World Cup

Caitlin Bassett jumping to shoot a goal
Australian Netball Diamond Caitlin Bassett, fights for the ball against New Zealand.
Team standing in a row holding hands, arms in the air
The Diamonds celebrate their win at the 2015 Netball World Cup.

Netball World Cup Grant

In the lead up to the Netball World Cup, the Australian Government provided $250,000 to Netball Australia to ensure Samoa, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia could participate.

Supporting the participation of these teams helped to challenge entrenched perceptions of women in many of these countries, and showcase them as confident, strong, skilled and capable athletes.

Through its aid program, the Australian Government is committed to promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.


Infographic: Netball World Cup 2015 - Samoa. See text description http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/sport/major-sporting-events/netball-world-cup/Pages/netball-world-cup-2015-samoa.aspx
Infographic: Netball World Cup 2015 - Fiji. See text description http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/sport/major-sporting-events/netball-world-cup/Pages/netball-world-cup-2015-fiji.aspx
Infographic: Netball World Cup 2015 - Singapore. See text description http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/sport/major-sporting-events/netball-world-cup/Pages/netball-world-cup-2015-singapore.aspx
Infographic: Netball World Cup 2015 - United Kingdom. See text description http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/sport/major-sporting-events/netball-world-cup/Pages/netball-world-cup-2015-united-kingdom.aspx
Infographic: Netball World Cup 2015 - The Caribbean. See text description http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/sport/major-sporting-events/netball-world-cup/Pages/netball-world-cup-2015-the-caribbean.aspx
Infographic: Netball World Cup 2015 - New Zealand. See text description http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/sport/major-sporting-events/netball-world-cup/Pages/netball-world-cup-2015-new-zealand.aspx
Infographic: Netball World Cup 2015 - South Africa. See text description http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/sport/major-sporting-events/netball-world-cup/Pages/netball-world-cup-2015-south-africa.aspx

Australia’s sporting assets on display

Australia’s support of the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney was a focus of an international media visit hosted by DFAT.

This visit brought a group of influential journalists from Asia, Africa and the UK to Australia to showcase Australia’s world-class sporting assets and show first-hand why Australia is a leader in sports investment. The visit was also an opportunity to promote Australia’s international collaboration and institutional connections across sport, investment and trade.

The journalists met with Netball Australia and the Local Organising Committee to discuss the effects the World Cup would have for Australian sport, tourism and trade, and the opportunity to promote Australia’s passion for sport in a regional context.

The journalists also met with key sporting bodies including the Australian Institute of Sport and the Football Federation of Australia, and heard about how these organisations are investing and developing Australian sport and what lessons can be applied in their countries.

Last Updated: 24 November 2015