Netball launch bid to FINALLY become part of Olympic programme for the first time at Brisbane 2032… and with Australia boasting the world’s No 1 team the hosts are expected to back a Games debut
- Netball has never been in the Olympic programme in its entire history
- World Netball are launching a bid to finally be part of the Games in 2032
- The event is set to be in Brisbane, and Australia have the world’s No 1 team
- The sport is hoping that will be the crucial factor in their bids for 11 years time
Netball is making a renewed attempt to finally become an Olympic sport at Brisbane 2032.
England Netball are supporting a bid by World Netball and Netball Australia for their sport to be included when the Games return Down Under in 11 years’ time.
Netball has been in the Commonwealth Games since 1998 but has never been part of the Olympic programme despite previous lobbying efforts.
Netball want to finally be part of the Olympic programme in 2032, having never been featured
World Netball are launching the bid, backed by the Australian and English governing bodies
But now the sport’s most powerful governing bodies hope to seize on the fact that Australia are the world’s No1 netball nation and will likely back the case for its introduction at their home Games.
World Netball president Liz Nicholl said: ‘All our member nations are excited at the potential of being part of the Olympic family in 2032.
‘We are committed to exploring the potential with Netball Australia and ensuring that our case for inclusion adds significant value to this very special Olympic movement.’
England Netball said: ‘We are supporting World Netball and Netball Australia in the bid for netball to be included in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games.
‘We want to see netball played on the world’s biggest stage and will do everything we can to help make this happen.’
Australia have the world’s best netball team right now and that should help with their bid