Netball - We Are England


Featuring the world's very best nations, netball at the Commonwealth Games is always hotly contested.

Arriving to the Commonwealth Games in 1998 along with other team sports netball has grown into one of the best loved sports, thanks to the participation of some of the world's greatest teams. England can count themselves amongst the world's best along with the likes of Australia and New Zealand, and have the medals to prove it.

The 1998 Games ended years of pain for England's many netball fanatics - prior to the sport being admitted to the Commonwealth Games' programme, England's netball teams had suffered the pain of finishing fourth at every single world event they had competed in since 1979.

After 19 years of hurt however the Class of '98 overcame the odds to beat South Africa, runners-up in the World Championships only three years before, and clinch a bronze medal. Since then there have been two more bronze medals with victories over Jamaica in both 2006 and 2010.

Commonwealth Games England's Athlete Representative Karen Atkinson is an England and Commonwealth Games great, having represented her country more than 100 times and captaining the national team for three years between 2008 and 2011.

A sport of high energy, athleticism, skill and tactics, it is always a must see at the Commonwealth Games.

Did you know: Tracey Neville, sister of former England footballers Gary and Phillip, won a bronze medal with England at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

The governing body of England's netball team is England Netball.