20 Mar 2011

Sydney wins rights to 2015 netball champs

6:13 pm on 20 March 2011

Sydney has beaten Manchester for the right to host the world netball championship in 2015.

It's the first time since 1991 that the International Federation of Netball Associations has awarded the 16-team championship to Australia.

However Sydney was considered unlucky to miss out on this year's world championship, which will be held in Singapore in July.

Netball Australia says the championships will be held at Sydney Olympic Park.