Netball at the Commonwealth Games
Netball is one of the core Commonwealth Games sports, so must be included in the sporting program of each Games. 1998 was the first Commonwealth Games in which a netball competition was held, and has been included in all Games since.
Australia and New Zealand fought out every gold medal match from 1998 to 2014, with Australia ahead 3-2. The evenness of the two nations was highlighted by the final in 2010, which had to go into double overtime before New Zealand finally won.
2018 saw a possible changing of the guard, with Australia being defeated in the final by England, and New Zealand finishing forth after a shock defeat to Malawi in the earlier rounds. England had won the bronze medal three of out the five previous times this event has been held, with Jamaica winning the other two.
- The competition is conducted according to the rules of the International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA)
- It is a women-only netball competition. The competition consists of two pools of six teams playing each other in a round-robin tournament, with the two leading teams in each pool advancing to the finals.
- Netball is the only female-only sport at the Commonwealth Games - the gymnastics discipline of rhythmic gymnastics is also female only.