Here's a few facts about the past 13 editions of the Netball World Cup that you might not have been aware of...
Friday 2 August at 11.00am, 1963 the first World Cup match took place in Eastbourne, England between Australia and Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
3 – the most Netball World Cups won as a coach by Australian Joyce Brown in 1975, 1983 & 1991. Brown also won the 1963 as captain of Australia.
5 – the most appearances by a player at Netball World Cup. These players are Jean Pierre, Jennifer Frank (Trinidad & Tobago); Janet Johnson, Connie Francis (Jamaica); Elizabeth Rodgers (Northern Ireland); Irene van Dyk (South Africa/New Zealand).
7 – number of countries to host the World Cup since 1963; England (1963, 1995), Australia (1967, 1991, 2015), Jamaica (1971, 2003), New Zealand (1975, 1999, 2007), Trinidad & Tobago (1979), Singapore (1983, 2011), Scotland (1987).
16 – the number of Netball World Cup matches that have ended in a draw since 1963.
39 – the number of countries to compete at one of the past thirteen Netball World Cups.
120 goals – the highest ever score in a Netball World Cup, by the Cook Islands over the Vanuatu in 1991 in Sydney.
91,987 - Number of goals scored since world cups began in 1963.