Nickname(s)Bajan Gems[1][2]
AssociationBarbados Netball Association
ConfederationAFNA (Americas)
Head coachAnna Shepherd
CaptainRhe-Ann Niles
INF ranking13 Decrease
Gold uniform
Blue uniform
Netball World Cup
2019 placing12th
Best result6th (1987)
Commonwealth Games
2018 placing10th
Best result7th (2010)

The Barbados national netball team represent Barbados in international netball. The Barbadian team qualified for the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore, finishing 11th. The Bajan Gems are coached by Anna Shepherd, and are captained by Rhe-Ann Niles. As of 1 July 2020, Barbados is 13th in the INF World Rankings.[3]


2019 Bajan Gems Netball World Cup Team

Barbados national netball team
Players Coaching staff
  • Head coach: Anna Shepherd

Competitive history

Netball World Cup
Year Championship Location Placing
1979 5th World Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago 8th
1983 6th World Championships Singapore
1987 7th World Championships Glasgow, Scotland 6th
1991 8th World Championships Sydney, Australia
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England 11th
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 10th
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 7th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 13th
2011 13th World Championships Singapore 11th
2015 14th World Cup Sydney, Australia 13th
2019 15th World Cup Liverpool, England 12th
Netball at the Commonwealth Games
Year Games Event Location Placing
1998 XVI Games 1st Netball Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6th
2002 XVII Games 2nd Netball Manchester, England
2006 XVIII Games 3rd Netball Melbourne, Australia
2010 XIX Games 4th Netball Delhi, India 7th
2014 XX Games 5th Netball Glasgow, Scotland 11th


  1. ^ Gilbert Netball HQ [@GilbertNetball] (29 June 2015). "Barbados Name Bajan Gems Squad for @netballworldcup #NWC2015 #SeeYouInSydney" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ INF. "Current World Rankings". Updated on 1 July 2020.