The President of the International Netball Federation (INF) Molly Rhone said she is "extremely proud" of what the sport has achieved in 2018 in her Christmas address to members.
The Jamaican, who has been President since 2003, said netball continues to grow "in many ways".
She highlighted England's surprise win at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the re-introduction of teams including Thailand to the world rankings system and the appointment of new members to the INF's Coaching and Rules Advisory Panel.
"When I reflect on 2018, I am filled with great pride for everything that has been achieved throughout the year," she said.
"Netball continues to grow in many ways; welcoming new officials, gaining recognition and continuing to make important strides in all our three key strategies - governing with integrity, empowering through netball and thrilling world class events."
The President also congratulated St Vincent and the Grenadines, the United States, Thailand and Argentina for regaining a spot in the world rankings.
Bermuda finish the year Ranked 29th in the world.