The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The World Games are staged over a period of 11 days, with approximately 30 official sports in the programme. They start with the Opening Ceremony and conclude with the Closing Ceremony. Their organisation is entrusted by the International World Games association to a Local Organising Committee formed by the host city and entities such as the regional and national governments, the National Olympic Committee and other sporting authorities.
Netball was included in the very first World Games in 1985, here in the UK at Crystal Palace.