After an inauspicious birth in America as "Women's Basketball", Netball has
developed into a hugely popular game amongst women, and is rapidly growing in
popularity with men.
Netball is a team game, played by two teams of seven players.
The aim of the game is to score more goals than your opposition. A bit like
basketball but not as rough. There's more passing too, because you can't run
with the ball.
Speed, strategy, team work and co-ordination are essential skills for netball.
It's about running, jumping, throwing, catching, attacking, defending, scoring
goals and stopping goals.
Netball is one of the most popular participation sports in Australia, New
Zealand, Great Britain and South Africa. It is growing in popularity
throughout the world.
So find your nearest centre and join a team - anyone can play and you'll have
a heap of fun.
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