Yesterday www.islandstats.com reported that the International Netball Federation (INF) updated its rankings to reflect matches played between the March 20th and July 1st.
The Bermuda Netball Association is excited that it has successfully completed its bid to becoming a World Ranked Team once again!
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 1stJuly 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.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Bermuda Ranked 28th in the World by INF
Bermuda hopes of playing next yearís Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to be held in Brisbane, Australia, got what some would say a shot in the arm, anyway you look at it.
The International Netball Federation (INF) updated its rankings to reflect matches played between the March 20th and July 1st.
The latest rankings include matches between USA vs Bermuda, T&T vs Barbados, Jamaica vs Barbados, Uganda vs Malawi, Zambia vs Namibia, Northern Ireland vs Ireland, Netball Europe Open (Challenge Section) which also included Bermuda, Northern Ireland Summer Quad Series and Africa Netball Cup.
Amongst other changes, Northern Ireland moved up to 10 after winning the Summer Quad series between Barbados, Singapore, Ireland and Northern Ireland and the test series against Ireland. As a result of the Netball Europe Open between Ireland, Gibraltar, Bermuda and Israel, Ireland has climbed up two places to 22 and Gibraltar climb three places to 29. Bermuda gain a ranking of 28 and Israel gain a ranking of 36 along with Namibia who gain a ranking of 37 as a result of facing Zambia.
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 non-represented continent will be selected within these 11 teams.
Current International Netball Federation Rankings
2 New Zealand
5 South Africa
10 N Ireland
Thursday, June 22, 2017
BNA Summer League Double Elimination Round Up
The BAC Women in Blue are the 2017 Bermuda Netball Association Summer League Double Elimination Tournament champions following play at the Bernard Park.
BAC Women in Blue faced off against the 2017 Bermuda Netball Association Summer League champions Teachers, these two teams faced off against each other a week ago with the match ending in a tie that handed the Teachers the title, but the BAC Women in Blue wanted to pick up some silverware and they did so winning that all important game 8-7.
Bermuda Netball Association Summer League Double Elimination Tournament Results
Storm 13 Swallows 4
Teachers 6 BHB Angels 7
BAC Women in Blue 11 Storm 6
Swallows 2 Teachers 15
BHB Angels 5 BAC Women in Blue 6
Teachers 8 Storm 5
BHB Angels 6 Teachers 9
BAC Women in Blue 8 Teachers 7
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
BNA Summer League Champions Crowned
The 2017 Bermuda Netball Associationís Summer League Season concluded with Teacher claiming the title.
The League High Goal scorer was Sonja Townsend of Teachers with 137 goals, Darrika Simons of BAC Women in Blue with 127 goals and Diara Benjamin of Teachers with 69 goals.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
BNA Summer League Round Up
Action from Bernard Park
The much anticipated Bermuda Netball Association Summer League game did not disappoint those who decided to remain and watch.
The match pitted undefeated Teachers against the BAC Women in Blue who were in second place three points behind, this game produced 44 goals with the teams sharing a point each with the game deadlocked at 22-22.
Diara Benjamin led the Teachers scoring 16 goals, while Sonja Townsend added 4 goals and Tanika White scored twice, both Nikita Trott and Darrika Simons scored 11 goals each.
The Storm got 15 goals from Kaamilah Nasir in their 30 - 20 win over PHC. Zekiah Lewis added 13 goals and Nabiilah Nasir scored twice.