Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. Its development, derived from early versions of basketball, began in England in the 1890s. By 1960, international playing rules had been standardised for the game, and the International Federation of Netball and Women’s Basketball (later renamed the International Netball Federation (INF)) was formed.

Health Benefits

Netball helps to build upper body strength, leg muscles and the cardiovascular system, amongst other benefits. Netball is a fast-paced and intensive game, which will quickly boost your health and fitness levels.

The many benefits of netball include:

  • Hand to eye co-ordination
  • Team co-operation
  • Flexibility

Not only is it a great way to keep fit and active, you’ll make some great friends along the way.

Getting Started

Netball requires very little equipment, but you will need a group or team to play with! Remember to wear suitable footwear as you will be moving around a lot during the game.

Find a local team or simply get together with some friends to start playing. There are also plenty of practice exercises you can carry out on your own to improve passing skills.