Bermuda Netball Ranked 28th In World

July 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Netball Association has successfully completed its bid to becoming a World Ranked Team once again.

The BNA said, “The International Netball Federation released its most current standings via their webpage, with Bermuda coming in at 28th . In 2013 Bermuda exited the International scene as countries are required to play a minimum of 8 international matches within a two year period.

“The updated rankings reflect matches played between the 20th March and 1st July 2017. Matches played between July 2014 and June 2016 now have a 50% weighting, those played since July 2016 [and up to June 2018] are weighted at 100%. Matches played before July 2014 are no longer included in determining the world rankings.

“Bermuda Netball Association received a much needed boost when it was awarded a £30,000 grant through the Bermuda Olympic Association via an application made on behalf of netball under the Commonwealth Games Federation Developmental Programme 2015-2018, in an attempt to qualify for next year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018.

“Twelve [12] teams will be selected by INF to compete in the netball competition at Gold Coast 2018. The host nation is entitled to enter one team and the top 11 Commonwealth Games Associations [CGAs] in the INF world rankings, having consideration for regional representation. Where at least four of the six CGF regions are not represented, the highest ranked CGF from a non-represented continent will be selected within these eleven [11] Teams.

“The team continues to train and look forward to more international exposure in hopes of breaking into the top twenty in the coming years.”

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