The "Calypso Girls" will open the netball competition at the Commonwealth Games against host England on July 29 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

The full schedule for the event was announced on Friday, following on World Netball and the Commonwealth Games Federation's announcement of the final six qualifiers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

T&T, ranked number 10, was among the final six teams to qualify for the event, due to the World Netball (WN) World Ranking position as of January 31. The others were Uganda (No 7), Scotland (No 8), Wales (No 9), Northern Ireland (No 11) and Barbados (No 12).

They joined WN ranked number one-ranked Australia, New Zealand (No 2), reigning Commonwealth Games champion England (No 3), Jamaica (No 4), South Africa (No 5) and Malawi (No 6), who were announced as the first six qualifiers in October 2021 according to their ranking positions as of July 31, 2021.

The teams were split into two pools with T&T and the host country, New Zealand, Malawi, Uganda and Northern Ireland featuring in Group B while in Group A are Australia, Jamaica, South Africa, Scotland, Wales and Barbados.

Each pool plays five preliminary matches against the other teams in their pool, receiving two points for a win, one point for a draw and zero for a loss. The top two teams in each pool qualify for the semi-finals. The remaining teams will compete in play-offs to determine each team’s final placing on August 5.

The semifinals are scheduled for August 6. The gold/silver final and the bronze medal play-off is set for August 7.

Within the preliminary rounds matches may end in a draw, however, in the medal and placing matches, a result must be determined. These matches may go into two periods of extra time to determine a winner, according to World Netball rules.

Uganda will be the "Calypso Girls' opponent in their second match on July 31, two days later they meet New Zealand and the following day against Malawi, closing out round one play against Northern Ireland on August 4.

The other matches on the opening day of play pit Australia against Caribbean neighbour Barbados "Gem", Jamaica "Sunshine Girls" versus Wales, and New Zealand against Northern Ireland.

T&T schedule

July 29 vs England

July 31 vs Uganda

Aug 2 vs New Zealand

Aug 3 vs Malawi

Aug 4 vs Northern Ireland


Group A: Australia, Jamaica, South Africa, Scotland, Wales, Barbados

Group B: New Zealand, England, Malawi, Uganda, T&T, Northern Ireland