Aussies finish with silver at World Youth Champs


The Australian 21/U Team has finished with a silver medal at the 2013 World Youth Netball Championships after losing to New Zealand in the Gold Medal Match, 52-47 overnight in Glasgow.

A seven-goal run to the Kiwis late in the opening term set up an early lead, and left the Australians in chase mode.

The Australians fought hard to get back within one goal late in the third quarter, but would get no closer, New Zealand holding off the Aussies to win the title.

NSW athlete Kimberley Ravaillion was named Player of the Championship.

Read Netball Australia’s full match report

Final Placings:

​1 ​New Zealand
2 ​Australia
3 ​Jamaica​
4 ​England
5 ​South Africa
​6 ​Wales
7 ​Barbados
​8 ​Trinidad & Tobago
9 ​Fiji
​10 ​Samoa
11 ​Namibia
12 ​Scotland
​13 ​Northern Ireland
14 ​Papua New Guinea
​15 ​Singapore
​16 ​Bermuda
​17 ​Cayman Islands
​18 ​Malta
​19 ​Republic of Ireland
​20 ​Israel

Photo: Tom Roberts