7 Jul 2011

Silver Ferns coach defend World Championship format

8:54 am on 7 July 2011

As the lopsided results at the netball world championship in Singapore continue, support increases for Australia's push for a new format for the 2015 titles in Sydney.

Netball Australia wants to change the format so all of the top teams play each other.

The top four teams - Australia, New Zealand, England and Jamaica - are divided into four pools of four teams, and won't meet until the semi-finals at the earliest.

But New Zealand's coach Ruth Aitken says criticism of the big wins isn't fair to her players and the lesser sides get a lot from the matches.