Netball is Trinidad and Tobago’s most successful team sport at international level. The country placed first (joint with New Zealand) in the 1979 World Netball Championship, third in 1983, second in 1987 and is currently ranked 8th in the world (09/11/10). commonwealth countries. In 1995 Netball became a "recognized" Olympic sport and one of IFNAs objectives is to ensure this status is retained and encourage the International Olympic Committee to include Netball in the Olympic Games Programme in the future.
Netball was included in the Commonwealth Games programme, for the first time, in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, where Australia took the Gold medal, New Zealand Silver and England the Bronze. It was also a programmed sport in 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, where Australia again took the Gold medal, New Zealand Silver and Jamaica edging out England for the Bronze.
Netball is now a core sport in the Commonwealth Games, with the next edition taking place in New Delhi, India where New Zealand will look to defend the title they won in Melbourne, Australia in 2006.
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