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Netball - 20. July 2007.


As part of the lead-up to the competition, all the teams will have the opportunity to get
some stern match practice against the Australian Institute of Sports whose visiting
Netball Team is coached by ex-Australian international and former Singapore Sports
School netball coach, Simone McKinnis.


Fresh from Singapore’s victory in last year’s inaugural 4 Nations Netball Cup, Netball
Singapore is proud to host the 5 Nations this year which will run from 3 to 8 September.
The exciting six-day event will witness Singapore’s national team play each visiting team
over the five days followed by play-offs on the last day to decide the final standings.
The tournament has increased from four to five nations this year, giving the Singapore
team a bigger training platform to prepare for the World Netball Championships in
Auckland, New Zealand in November this year. After emerging champions of the 4
Nations Netball Cup 2006 and the 6th Asian Netball Championship in September 2005;
Singapore will get some really tough match practice against the likes of fellow World
Netball Championships qualifier, Trinidad & Tobago, currently ranked number 10 in the
world. This will be the Singapore team’s last major competitive outing before they set-off
to participate in the World Netball Championships.

“We are really pleased that these netballing countries have accepted our invitation to
take part in this event. This tournament is an excellent opportunity to heighten
Singapore’s presence in the international Netball fraternity and can only help in our bid
to host the next World Netball Championship in 2011” said Tan Wee Khim, President of
Netball Singapore.

The Singapore National team for the 5 Nations Netball Cup will be announced on 13
August. Fans of the national team can expect to see their familiar favourite players at the

Miss Kate Carpenter, National Head Coach for Netball Singapore says, “We really enjoy
this tournament. It gives us the opportunity to play against quality national teams that we
aim to be very competitive against. To play at home in front of a home crowd is also very
special as most of the time we’re touring and competing outside of Singapore.”
The 6-day international competition will be held at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall and
spectators can get the tickets from Netball Singapore when tickets go on sale in August.

3rd September
• 4.30pm – Opening Ceremony
• 6.00pm – Singapore vs Canada
• 8.00pm – Trinidad & Tobago vs Sri Lanka
4th September
• 6.00pm – Canada vs Trinidad & Tobago
• 8.00pm – Singapore vs Northern Ireland
5th September
• 6.00pm – Northern Ireland vs Trinidad & Tobago
• 8.00pm – Sri Lanka vs Canada
6th September
• 6.00pm – Northern Ireland vs Sri Lanka
• 8.00pm – Trinidad & Tobago vs Singapore
7th September
• 6.00pm – Canada vs Northern Ireland
• 8.00pm – Singapore vs Sri Lanka
8th September
• 1.00pm – 3rd & 4th Placing
• 3.00pm – 1st & 2nd Placing
• 4.15pm – Closing Ceremony (Guest of Honour - Mrs. SR Nathan).

About Netball Singapore
Netball Singapore is the national body for netball in Singapore. It is a well-established
organisation, which has progressed dramatically since it commenced in 1962. It has
become a professionally run National Sport Association which generates a proportion of
its expenditure through sponsorship and other streams of revenue-generation. The
association supports 50 multi-team club members and over 260 schools have netball in
their curriculum.

Our mission is to encourage, promote and develop netball in Singapore, and our vision
is to make Singapore a World Class Netball nation. Our target for Singapore is to
become one of the world’s top 10 netball teams by 2011.

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