Vitality Netball World Cup

Thousands of fans ascended on Liverpool to watch the World Cup however it wasn’t football it was Netball. 

The sport has seen a huge rise in its popularity  with more and more singing up to play games  across the UK. 

After a week of thrilling matches New Zealand, who are also known as the Silver Ferns, emerged as the overall champions after beating Australia 52-51 in an incredibly close game.

Sunday’s result marks New Zealand’s fifth World Cup title win and their first victory in the championship since 2003.

The Silver Fern’s victory brought Australia’s winning streak to an end, with the side having won the previous three championships.

Australia has won the World Cup a whopping 11 times, making them the most successful team in the tournament’s history.

England came third after beating South Africa 58-42.

The Roses had failed to make it to the final after a semi-final defeat against this year’s overall champions.

However, England dominated in their last match at this year’s World Cup, securing their third consecutive third place finish.

This end of this year’s championships also marked the end of Tracey Neville’s run as the England team’s coach.

Neville previously announced that she would be stepping down from her role after the tournament to start a family.