The 2015 Netball World Cup, previously known as the Netball World Championships, will be the fourteenth edition of this premier international competition and among the top challenges to Australia‘s chances include arch rivals New Zealand and England, as well as an exciting Jamaica side, and you need not miss a minute of the action when watching live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming matches to a mobile device with a Free trial.
When: 7 August – 16 August
Where: Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
2015 Netball World Cup Preview
This year’s event will run through ten days, with two days rest provided to each team. There are four pools with four teams in each. Every side will play three games in their Pool matches, followed by the Qualification rounds, of which due to their previous success Australia and New Zealand are assured of advancing. The tournament continues with the Semis, and concludes with the Medal matches.
Previously known as the Netball World Championships, the Netball World Cup will be held in Sydney for the second time. The prior (1991) saw the host nation win a fiercely contested final against their trans-Tas rivals, the New Zealand Silver Ferns. The Aussies are the raging favourites to continue on from their success at the Commonwealth Games, as they head towards the 2016 Rio Olympics, but in spite of home court advantage it won’t be an easy feat.
Netball World Cup Live Streaming options and a Free Trial
The 2015 Netball World Cup matches on Free to Air TV in Australia (Ten and ONE) will only include the Diamonds’ games up and until the Final’s. If you’re looking for the most complete Live coverage, Fox Sports 4 will televise all 64 games of the Netball World Cup starting August 7 until the Gold Medal match on August 16. This includes 48 matches to be broadcast Live and in HD where available. (Schedule below)
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Play’s Free live TV trial, which will telecast this historic event and other popular sports online*, as well as offering live Netball World Cup streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app.
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2015 Netball World Cup Live TV Times
All times below shown as AEST (Sydney), this is a partial schedule only as Fox Sports will be televising all 64 games, please check your local listings for additional information.
DRAW (Key Live Matches):
Saturday Aug 15: New Zealand v England 12:15 pm (Live)**
Saturday Aug 15: Australia v Jamaica 2:15 pm (Live)
Saturday Aug 15: New Zealand v England 6:00 pm (Replay)**
Saturday Aug 15: Australia v Jamaica 7:30 pm (Replay)
Sunday Aug 16: England v Jamaica 1:00 pm (Live)**
Sunday Aug 16: New Zealand v Australia 3:00 pm (Live)
Sunday Aug 16: England v Jamaica 7:00 pm (Replay)**
Sunday Aug 16: New Zealand v Australia 8:30 pm (Replay)**
** Fox Sports exclusive
Australia are the raging favourites to take out their third straight world cup and rightfully so given the key players in their side were part of the Queensland Firebirds success in the ANZ Championship recently. Julie Corletto and Natalie Medhurst, both veterans, have been part of the last two World Cup victories, and their experience will be vital as the Diamonds head towards number three on the bounce. So don’t miss a key moment when you can stream the Netball World Cup live.
New Zealand Silver Ferns
The Silver Ferns will go into the World Cup as the number two ranked side after losing the previous World Cup in the final to Australia. They have had some great battles with the Diamonds in recent times, and many are predicting that this will be the likely final. Veteran Leana de Bruin is playing her fifth successive World Cup, a record shared by six other players, including former teammate Irene van Dyk.
England have always been the perennial underachievers on the world stage when it comes to Netball, largely due to the dominance held by Australia and New Zealand. They are ranked number three in the world, and should get to the Semi Final stage, but their chances will rely heavily on the form of star defender Giva Mentor. However, if you’re looking to watch England, Jamaica or the other team’s matches (not named Australia) in the Netball World Cup on Free to Air (ch. Ten or ONE), they won’t be available unless playing Australia or during the Medal games.
Jamaica Sunshine Girls
Rounding out the top four sides are Jamaica, and they don’t mind getting down and dirty if it means earning a win. They push the line a fair bit with their aggressive style, but it’s great to watch. Goal attacker Sasher Gaye-Henry is the key to their hopes. She’s the one they turn to when they need a big play, and that will be crucial come knockout stage.