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Netball Singapore is the national body for netball in Singapore. Established in 1962, it has become a professionally run National Sport Association today, which generates a proportion of its expenditure through donation, sponsorship, and other means of revenue-generation, in addition to funding from Sport Singapore.

We are the largest female team sport in Singapore by far and our aim is to progressively promote and develop netball to be the number one participation and spectator sport for women and girls in Singapore – through the creation of opportunities for all to participate as players, officiating, coaching, volunteering and as spectators and supporters for the game. To date, there are more than 250 schools with Netball for PE and CCA, and just over 70 registered netball clubs in Singapore.

Our programmes and events are catered to the masses – community programmes for the underprivileged, programmes and events for schools and events for the clubs, corporates, and public. 
 

Our Milestones:


1962
  • Netball Singapore, then Singapore Women’s Netball Association (SWNA) was formed and led by first President, Mrs Tan Yoon Yin
1966
  • Mrs Daisy Tan became President of SWNA
1967
  • 8th in the 2nd World Championship held in Perth, Australia - first endeavour on the world international scene 
  • Cynthia Naidu was our first captain
1975
  • 10th in the 4th World Championship held in Auckland, New Zealand
1981
  • Singapore Women’s Netball Association (SWNA) was renamed Singapore Netball Association

1983
  • Hosted the 6th World Championship in Singapore, 1st in Asia 
  • 10th in the 6th World Championship in Singapore
1985
  • 2nd Runners-up at the 1st Asian Netball Championships held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1989
  • Runners-up at the 2nd Asian Netball Championships held in New Delhi, India
1991
  • 18th in the 9th World Championship held in Sydney, Australia
1992
  • Mrs Ivy Singh-Lim became NS President
1994
  • 1st in the 1st Asian Youth Championship held in Hong Kong
1995
  • 20th in the 10th World Championship held in Birmingham, England
1997
  • Singapore Netball Association was renamed Netball Singapore 
  • Hosted 4th Asian Netball Championships in Singapore and were 2nd Runners-up
1999
  • 12th in World Championship held in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Mrs Ivy Singh-Lim became President of the Asian Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA)
2000
  • Homeground - Netball Singapore LifeHub located at 6 Stadium Boulevard was officially opened on 23 January by Mrs Ivy Singh-Lim
  • Turning Professional - Netball Super League (NSL) was formed
  • 9th in the 4th World Youth Championship held in Cardiff, UK
2001
  • Netball was featured for the first-time during the 21st SEA Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The team won the silver medal.
  • Hosted International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) Conference in Singapore
  • Runners-up at the 5th Asian Netball Championships held in Colombo, Sri Lanka
2002
  • AFNA Secretariat relocated to Netball Singapore
2004
  • Mrs Daisy Tan, ex-President of SWNA, passed away on 26 January
  • Netball goes on TV! - NSL Grand Final broadcast on MediaCorp’s Channel 5
2005
  • Mr. Tan Wee Khim became President of Netball Singapore
  • Hosted 6th Asian Championship in Singapore and were crowned Champions for the 1st time
  • Launch of Holttumara Singapore Netball Team Orchid
2006
  • Participated in XVIII Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, Australia
  • Organised the inaugural 4 Nations Netball Cup from 06 - 09 December in Singapore
  • Crowned Champions in the 4 Nations Netball Cup
  • KidzNet, a modified netball game for 6 to 10 years olds was introduced
2007
  • Collaborated with CCAB and Singapore Sports School to jointly develop our National Age Group squads
  • Champions at the 5 Nations Netball Cup
  • Participated in the World Netball Championships in Auckland, New Zealand
  • IFNA Members Congress awarded the hosting of the World Netball Championships 2011 to Singapore
2008
  • IFNA and Netball Singapore put pen to paper in an official signing ceremony to formalise the hosting agreement of the World Netball Championships
  • Started the M1 Talent Identification Programme for 14s and 17s
  • KL Tour for 14s, 17s and 19s age groups started.

2009
  • Hosted the 1st Beach Netball Festival at Sentosa
  • 14th/20in the World Youth Netball Championship held in Cook Islands
  • Singapore National Team participated in the Australia Netball League
  • Runners-up at 7th Asian Netball Championships held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2011
  • Hosted the World Netball Championships in Singapore Indoor Stadium
  • 15th/16 in the World Netball Championships held in Singapore
  • World Netball Championships 2011 tops the Brand Presentation Award at the International Sports Event Management Awards
  • Runners-up in the Nations Cup 2011
  • NSL featured international players for the first time – from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Tanzani

2012
  • Ms Jessica Tan became President of Netball Singapore
  • Jean Ng achieves 100th cap (1st in Asia)
  • Champions at the Asian Netball Championships
  • Netball Singapore celebrates 50 years anniversary at Rendezvous Grand Hotel
  • Prof Yap Hui Kim, Vicki Woo and Jean Ng inducted to Netball Singapore’s Hall of Fame
  • Ruth Aitkens appointed National Coach
2014
  • Hosted 9th Asian Netball Championships at the new OCBC Arena @ Singapore Sports Hub.
  • Champions at the Asian Netball Championships
  • Chen Huifen and Premila Hirubalan achieved their 100th cap
  • Runners-up in the Nations Cup 2014
2015
  • Netball was featured for the second time during the 28th SEA Games, Singapore
  • Gold Medal at the 28th SEA Games
  • Micky Lin achieved her 100th cap
  • Gaby Hochbaum, the Honorary Secretary of Netball Singapore, was appointed INF Board Regional Director, Asia Region
  • 15th/16 in the 14th Netball World Cup in Sydney
  • Netball won Team of the Year Award at the Singapore Sports Awards
  • Nations Cup 2014 won the Event of the Year (Local) Award at the Singapore Sports Awards
  • Joan Yani and Yu Bee Ling receive their International Umpiring Award, the highest award achievable by any netball umpire in the world, making them the firsts in Asia at the Nations Cup
  • Chen Huifen, Lin Qingyi and Premila Hirubalan inaugurated into the Netball Hall of Fame at the Netball Singapore Awards Night
2016
  • Launch of the Primary School Netball CCA Programme
  • Netball won Team of the Year at the Singapore Sports Awards for the second consecutive year
  • Mercy Relief selected as Netball Singapore’s Official Adopted Charity
  • 2nd Runners-up at the 10th Asian Netball Championships
  • Runners-up in the Nations Cup 2016
  • National Coach, Ruth Aitkin steps down
  • Nigel Lim received his International Umpiring Award at the Nations Cup
2017
  • The Zone Age Group Programme, a joint programme between Netball Singapore and the Physical, Sports and Outdoor Education Branch (PSOEB), for the 14s and 17s was launched, featuring age groups for North, South, East and West
  • 1st/10 in the 9th Asian Youth Championship held in Jeonju, South Korea
  • Joan Yani, Nigel Lim and Yu Bee Ling appointed Umpires for the Netball World Youth Cup in Gaborone, Botswana
  • Runners-up at the 29th Netball SEA Games in Malaysia
  • Yeo Mee Hong, first coach in Singapore to pass both the Level 3 assessments – Match Day Coaching and Specialist Coaching Session

2018
  • Hosted the 11th Asian Netball Championships and were Runners-up
  • Vanessa Lee, Nurul Baizura and Charmaine Soh inaugurated into the Netball Hall of Fame at the Netball Singapore Awards Night
2019
  • 2nd/11 in the 10th Asian Youth Championship held in Japan
  • 16th/16 in the 15th Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England
  • Runners-up at the Netball Nations Cup
  • Runners-up at the 30th Netball SEA Games in Philippines