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Wasps, Saracens, Leeds Rhinos - are rugby tie-ups netball's future?  SkySports

It feels like netball is on the brink in the UK. Certainly with Commonwealth gold, a home World Cup and a core of elite-level players the window of opportunity ...

Excitement builds with countdown to Netball world cup announcement  Pretoria East Rekord

The countdown has begun for South Africa to find out whether its bid to host the Netball World Cup in Cape Town in 2023 has been successful. The Bid ...

Pretoria East Rekord
Make or break time for national netball  Searchlight Newspaper

The annual national netball club tournament, the flagship evaluation process for our netball talent, is set to begin soon. Expected would be the regular ...

Searchlight Newspaper
Netball: Super League champions Blaze Dolphins gunning to retain title as U-21 player rule adds spice  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Netball Super League (NSL) defending champions Blaze Dolphins are aiming to be the first team since the Magic Marlins to successfully defend ...

The Straits Times
Netball: All you need to know about the thrills and the spills of the local league  Lancashire Evening Post

There has been very little netball since last December, and the legs and arms are feeling it. The Tuesday night netball team. Read more: ...

Lancashire Evening Post
Boys banned from playing netball at Urdd sports festival  BBC News

Boys have been banned from a national netball competition, meaning many who have trained all year will miss out. The Urdd National Sports Festival takes ...

BBC News
Should boys be allowed to play netball with girls?  BBC News

Children at a school in Llandudno have said boys should be able to play for their netball team after they were told mixed-gender teams were not allowed in an ...

BBC News
Netball Super League sides must field two U-21 players  The Straits Times

The Under-21 players are set for a prominent role in the M1 Netball Super League (NSL) this year.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times
Vitality Netball Superleague Round 6 preview  SkySports

With Round 6 of the Vitality Netball Superleague on the horizon we dive into the detail of all five matches including our live Saturday fixture on Sky Sports.

British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship returns to the Copper Box Arena  SkySports

The British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship returns on Saturday, October 12 at London's Copper Box Arena.

SA's hopes of the Netball World Cup are sky high  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

Netball SA (NSA) president Cecilia Molokwane reckons hosting the global tournament is key to NSA's long-term strategy to develop the sport. Image: Gallo ...

SowetanLIVE Sunday World
Cayman to send netball team to Isle of Man  Cayman Compass

A team from Cayman will travel to the Isle of Man to compete in the Netball Europe Open Challenge Competition, being hosted by the Manx Netball Association ...

Cayman Compass
Saracens Mavericks v Team Bath live on Sky Sports  SkySports

Team Bath play Saracens Mavericks on Saturday at 5.45pm, live on Sky Sports Action and Mix.

Boys banned from school netball tournament because of ‘unfair competition’  iNews

Boys have been banned from playing netball in a schools tournament because it is feared it would make the “competition unfair”. Organisers of the Urdd ...

Australian netball: Beale sisters make national team  Townsville Bulletin

Summah and Savanna Beale have been chosen for the Australian indigenous Netball Team and are off to the Gold Coast come July to represent their country ...

Townsville Bulletin
The Sharon Strzelecki Netball Team Just Met Actual Sharon Strzelecki  Pedestrian TV

The Sharon Strzelecki netball team were in for a wild shock this morning, when 'Today' beamed in the real Sharon Strzelecki live from Melbourne to say hi.

Pedestrian TV
Police in control of netball retro division  Trinidad News

Police maintained their perfect run in the retro division of the Courts All Sectors Netball League on Monday, with a 37-23 victory over Les Enfants at the Eastern ...

Trinidad News
217 Goals Scored In Netball Triple Header  Bernews

The Bernard's Park Netball Courts was the scene of Bermuda Netball Association Senior League make-up matches, with the triple header producing 217 goals ...

Peebles pupils win primary schools netball contest  The Southern Reporter

Priorsford Primary School took the highly-prized title at the Border Primary Netball Tournament, which was held recently at Queens Leisure Centre, Galashiels.

The Southern Reporter
NETBALL: Round-up from Richard Huish, Galmington and Taunton  Somerset County Gazette

LAUREN Knight started 2019 on a high, playing in the AoC netball team and beating Durham University.

Somerset County Gazette
Chandler's Ford School Qualify for National Netball Tournament  Eastleigh News

Staff, children and parents at Sherborne House School in Chandler's Ford are celebrating after qualifying for the ISA National Netball Tournament Finals which ...

Eastleigh News
Netball Superleague round-up: Lightning, Thunder, Mavericks & Wasps win  BBC Sport

A round-up of the weekend Superleague action as Lightning beat Sirens and leaders Wasps see off Storm.

BBC Sport
Tamsin Greenway's Netball Superleague talking points  SkySports

Tamsin Greenway debates five talking points from last weekend in the Netball Superleague...

Netball: North Village, Storm, Fire & Reds Win  Bernews

The Digicel Under 12 Division saw a double header with 54 goals scored, while the Digicel Under 16 Division saw a triple header with 124 goals scored in total.

Wasps Netball remain unbeaten with Saracens Mavericks win  SkySports

Defending champions Wasps Netball maintained their unbeaten record this season with a 54-50 win over Saracens Mavericks at the Ricoh Arena on Monday.

Peel sides post mixed results in Netball WA's Metro League openers | photos  Mandurah Mail

The Peel Cavaliers and Mandurah Netball Association sides hit the ground running for Netball WA's inaugural Metro League openers.

Mandurah Mail
Netball: Catherine Tuivaiti's instant Superleague impact  Radio New Zealand

Sirens head coach Gail Parata says recruiting former Silver Fern shooter Catherine Tuivaiti has instantly boosted Northern Hemisphere netball.

Radio New Zealand
Leave it to Bieber: Giants, Swifts stoked with new home  The Age

The days of Sydney netball fans being turned away at the gate will soon be over. The NSW Swifts and Giants Netball were given a sneak peak at their new home ...

The Age
Paul Scholes says 'people have the wrong idea of netball'  SkySports

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has praised how "physical" and "exciting" netball is.

Netball Fiji: 3 Senior Players Disciplined  Fiji Sun Online

The Fiji Netball Association wants all squad members to follow protocol and abide by the rules ahead of the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England on July ...

Fiji Sun Online
OI, MAGDA: Pls Notice Your Honorary Sydney Netball Team, The Sharon Strzeleckis  Pedestrian TV

An honorary netball team who just bloody love Kath & Kim, and the shows best character, the Magda Szubanski-created Sharon Strzelecki.

Pedestrian TV
Taranaki tyre fitter is also one of a growing number of male netball umpires  Stuff.co.nz

Only five per cent of NZ netball umpires are men. Taranaki tyre fitter Tyler Goldsworthy is one of them.

Corinaldi edge closer to All-Island Primary School netball final  Loop News Jamaica

Corinaldi Primary have put themselves in a strong position to advance to the final of the INSPORTS All-Island Primary School netball competition. The St James ...

Loop News Jamaica
Netball Superleague round-up: Dragons, Thunder, Bath & Storm all win  BBC Sport

A round-up of the weekend Superleague action as Celtic Dragons beat Strathclyde Sirens in Glasgow.

BBC Sport
Netball International Quad Series: England beaten by South Africa in London  BBC Sport

Commonwealth Games champions England lose 48-45 to South Africa in their second Quad Series match at London's Copper Box Arena.

BBC Sport
Pre-season netball tournament will christen new centre at Nathan  Courier Mail

The new Queensland State Netball Centre will be officially christened by a pre-season tournament featuring all eight Suncorp Super Netball teams.

Courier Mail
Netball World Cup: Netball Depth Pleasing  Fiji Sun Online

Vicki Wilson is happy with the depth in the 25-member netball squad. The Fijian Pearls head coach said she would have a 'great headache' when she selects ...

Fiji Sun Online
Netball: Discarded Silver Fern Katrina Rore opens up national dumping  Newshub

Kartina Rore has broken her silence, speaking publicly for the first time since her shock axing.

12 Houses presented to the National Netball team  News 1st

COLOMBO (News 1st) - Houses from the Sayuralugura Housing Complex were presented to the twelve team members of the national netball team ...

News 1st
Weekend netball preview  Manx Radio

Underdogs Route 1 Connections take on Thompson 1 in Premier League.

Manx Radio
Jtown hands Tel Aviv first loss in Israel Netball  Haaretz

Atletico Niv draws away from pack in Int'l Football League of Israel.

Netball: Whangārei sees netball masterclass between Northern Mystics and Northern Stars  New Zealand Herald

About 500 netball fans came to see the local netball season kick off with a preseason match between ANZ Premiership teams the Northern Mystics and the ...

New Zealand Herald
Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander wants Canberra Super Netball expansion  The Canberra Times

Canberra, Lisa Alexander says your country needs you. The Australian Diamonds coach wants an ACT team to be part of Super Netball expansion.

The Canberra Times
Netball player with alopecia 'bald and proud'  BBC News

Alice Austin - who has alopecia - says she wants to be a positive role model for her daughter.

BBC News
I am very proud of them, says Proteas netball coach Plummer on win over England  IOL

LONDON – South Africa netball coach Norma Plummer paid tribute to her side following their 48-45 victory over England in their Sanzea (South Africa, New ...

Vixens' Honey to miss Super Netball season  The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne Vixens mid-courter Tayla Honey will miss the 2019 Super Netball season, with scans confirming she has torn her Achilles tendon. Honey, who ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
Elliston joins netball  Eyre Peninsula Tribune

Lock and Districts Mixed Netball held their first matches for the season on Friday, February 1. The competition will run with four teams again this year, with...

Eyre Peninsula Tribune
AFL Outer-East: Monbulk signs Christina Puopolo as netball head coach ahead of debut season  Herald Sun

AFL Outer-East club Monbulk will be eyeing some big improvement in its netball ranks after signing elite coaching veteran Christina Puopolo as its head coach ...

Herald Sun
Bethabara join Corinaldi in INSPORTS All-Island netball final  Loop News Jamaica

Bethabara have joined Corinaldi in the final of the INSPORTS All-Island Primary School netball competition after edging Gregory Park 16-15 in their semi-final ...

Loop News Jamaica
Eddie Jones witnesses Aussie coaches' double netball victory  Stuff.co.nz

Has Eddie Jones inspired two Australian coaching compatriots to success on the netball courts? The Sydney-born England rugby coach made a crosstown dash ...

Netball Proteas beat England Roses in thriller  Sport24

Liverpool - The Netball Proteas held their nerve to beat the England Roses by 48 goals to 45 in a thrilling match in the SANZEA Quad Series in London on ...

Netball coach pleads for high-level netball league  Pretoria East Rekord

SPAR Proteas netball coach Norma Plummer has once again pleaded for the introduction of a topline professional league to enable the Proteas to compete ...

Pretoria East Rekord
Professional is the way to go, says Proteas netball coach  Business Day

Barely a day after minister of sport Tokozile Xasa pledged R5m towards the formation of a national women's soccer league‚ Proteas netball coach Norma ...

Business Day
Manchester Thunder go top of Netball Superleague  SkySports

Manchester Thunder moved top of the Netball Superleague with a 62-49 win at Severn Stars on Saturday.

Bernard Park Netball Courts Vandalised Again  Bernews

After the netball courts were vandalised yet again, the Bermuda Netball Association is urging everyone to report “any suspicious activity to the relevant ...

Three big netball events bound for Maroochydore  Sunshine Coast Daily

Thousands of players and spectators are set to converge on the Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex for the 2019 and 2021 Primary Schools Cup and the 2020 ...

Sunshine Coast Daily
Netball: Clock ticking quickly for Taurua  New Zealand Herald

Time was always against Noeline Taurua. This latest northern netball Quad Series has revealed even she is no miracle worker. Three series into her Ferns reign ...

New Zealand Herald
England netball: Robot hands and Spice Girls with the Corbin sisters  BBC Sport

England netballers and sisters Kadeen & Sasha Corbin take part in a series of challenges, including finish the lyric, guess tweets from their teammates ...

BBC Sport
SA netball coach pleads for high-level league  Sport24

Proteas netball coach Norma Plummer has once again pleaded for the introduction of a topline professional league to enable the Proteas to compete against the ...

Silver Fern Casey Kopua relishes return to intense world of international netball  Stuff.co.nz

Intensity hit veteran defender hard, but she rose to the challenge and wants to keep her standards high.

Netball: Lack of confidence undermines Silver Ferns  Radio New Zealand

A lack of self confidence is undermining the Silver Ferns, former captain Casey Kopua says.

Radio New Zealand
Cobden Football Netball Club receives funding for new netball facilities  Warrnambool Standard

COBDEN hopes a funding boost is the first step towards enhancing its netball facilities. The Bombers have received $15,750 under the Australian Government's ...

Warrnambool Standard
Netball Australian Diamonds star Gabi Simpson out of Quad Series  ESPN

Wing defence Gabi Simpson has been ruled out of Australia's Quad Series Tests against New Zealand and England in a major blow to the netball world ...

Vitality Netball Superleague: Manchester Thunder churn out win over London Pulse  SkySports

Manchester Thunder earned a 62-47 victory over new franchise London Pulse on Monday.

Glenn Maxwell, Super Netball, NBA, Snoop Dogg, Hockeyroos | PV Clips  PlayersVoice

After battling for a start at the Adelaide Thunderbirds, Charlee Hodges went to play in New Zealand. The reaction might have been better if people knew what ...

NZMG: Netball numbers rebound slightly in Whanganui, but what of future?  New Zealand Herald

The netball module of the Downer New Zealand Masters Games has had a slightly upward trend for the 30th anniversary, but netball officials know more work is ...

New Zealand Herald
Netball guru has clear plan for building sport in FNQ  The Cairns Post

Kym McPhee-Smith has been the heartbeat of Cairns Netball Association over the past decade. When she stepped away from the job, the local association fell ...

The Cairns Post
Fiji Netball To Get Financial Boost From Australia To Prepare For Netball World Cup 2019  Fiji Sun Online

Vicki Wilson can now work with a peace of mind as she prepares the squad for the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England. The Fijian Pearls coach seems to ...

Fiji Sun Online
PFNL 2019: Netball league eyes expansion in coming season  Mandurah Mail

The Peel Football and Netball League's expansion will continue in 2019, with the netball sector set to add a fourth division to its ranks in the coming season.

Mandurah Mail
Surrey Storm shock Team Bath for first win of new Vitality Netball Superleague season  SkySports

Surrey Storm sent shockwaves around the Vitality Netball Superleague as they travelled to Team Bath and came away with a 56-50 victory - their first win of the ...

Calling all ballers: Netball sign-up day tomorrow  Newsport

Netball is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills, and keep fit.

Jets squad named for inaugural netball season  Queensland Times

The Ipswich Jets this week confirmed the names of the 24 players and two coaches who will comprise the club's inaugural netball program.

Queensland Times
Vitality Netball Superleague: Manchester Thunder to meet London Pulse at Belle Vue  SkySports

Manchester Thunder are looking to make it three wins out of three on Monday night when they face new franchise London Pulse at Belle Vue, live on Sky Sports ...

New netball league launched  shropshirestar.com

A new netball league is being set up in Oswestry with a vow to get women off the couch and onto the court.

Former netball star Laura Geitz makes most of her retirement  Daily Mercury

IN HER first in-depth interview since retiring from netball, Laura Geitz reveals that being a mum is the most important job in the world.

Daily Mercury
Gold Coast Woman of the Year 2019: ‘It’s a family thing’: Netball coach celebrated  Gold Coast Bulletin

IN her time on the Gold Coast Linda Monro has proven herself a true treasure in the netball community and a believer in team spirit. Ms Monro has been one of ...

Gold Coast Bulletin
Pictures and reports from Galmington Netball Club and Taunton Netball Club  Somerset County Gazette

Regional League 1.

Somerset County Gazette
BSSF All-Star Netball Game Results  Bernews

It was a sweep for the teams in Blue at the Bermuda School Sports Federation All Star Netball matches at Somersfield Academy.

Mandurah Netball Association 'raring to go' ahead of inaugural Metro League season  Mandurah Mail

A crop of the Mandurah Netball Association's finest will hit the courts in Perth for the opening round of the inaugural Metro League season this Friday night.

Mandurah Mail
All Star Netball Game To Feature Top Players  Bernews

Netball will be the feature at Somersfield Academy on Friday during the 2019 Bermuda School Sports Federation All Star Netball night. The Senior School match ...

Photos/Results: BNA Netball Make Up Matches  Bernews

The Bermuda Netball Association held three Senior League make-up matches at Bernard Park, with a surprise result as well as a top of the table clash.

Netball Quad Series: Tamsin Greenway talks titles, schedules and selections  SkySports

With the 2019 Netball Quad Series concluding this weekend, Sky Sports expert Tamsin Greenway looks at the some of the key talking points including the ...

MIC Tigers joint top in netball alternative division  TT Newsday

MIC TIGERS and Police Youth Club (PYC) joined Bermudez at the top of the Courts All Sectors Netball League alternative division on Tuesday, after both teams ...

TT Newsday
Netball Superleague round-up: Manchester Thunder thrash Strathclyde Sirens  BBC Sport

A round-up of all the weekend Superleague action as Thunder record a big win and Stars & Storm both get their first victory of the campaign.

BBC Sport
Railways, Sonix join netball top flight  The West Australian

The Albany Netball Association will have two new teams in the upcoming season after newly formed club Railways and 2013 premiers Sonix signalled their ...

The West Australian
Parkes Netball grand finals | Photos  Parkes Champion-Post

Here's all the action from the Parkes and District Netball Association's grand finals held in December. READ ALSO:

Parkes Champion-Post
Wasps' and England's Rachel Dunn, the 'unorthodox' shooter playing the netball of her life in the sixteenth year of her career  SkySports

Wasps' head coach Mel Mansfield said Rachel Dunn was "as steady as anything" after her 200th Vitality Netball Superleague appearance, and with her form ...

Netball player honoured  The Tribune

TheTribune: AMRITSAR: Gurpreet Kaur of BBK DAV College for Women brought laurels to her institution by participating in the Netball Asian Championship, ...

The Tribune
Netball Jamaica achieving goals for growth through Elite League  Loop News Jamaica

Netball Jamaica's President, Paula Daley-Morris, says the level of competitiveness in the Berger Elite League (BEL) is feeding its desired goal for the sport's ...

Loop News Jamaica
Speakers make impact on netball teenagers  Royal Gazette

Girls were told to reach for the stars at a special event organised by a netball league.About 70 youngsters attended the Digicel Bermuda Netball Association ...

Royal Gazette
Busselton netball bolstered by $1.7m facility upgrade  Busselton Dunsborough Mail

Busselton's netball community has been given a huge boost ahead of the upcoming season with $1.7 million worth of upgrades announced for its facilities.

Busselton Dunsborough Mail
The Urdd Eisteddfod has upset Piers Morgan and this is why  Daily Post

The controversial broadcaster has blasted the youth organisation over a decision which will effect North Wales school sports teams.

Daily Post
Netball Superleague: Celtic Dragons 44-66 Saracens Mavericks  BBC Sport

A dominant second half performance by Saracens Mavericks sealed Celtic Dragons' third defeat of the season.

BBC Sport
Netball: England beat Australia 52-49 but miss out on Quad Series  BBC Sport

Watch the closing stages as England beat Australia 52-49 in a repeat of their Commonwealth Games final victory, but fall short of the five-goal margin needed to ...

BBC Sport
Gaynstead and Denbigh dominate schoolgirl netball awards  Loop News Jamaica

Gaynstead High and Denbigh High dominated the awards at the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Schoolgirl Netball Awards Ceremony at ...

Loop News Jamaica
NZMG: Indoor Netball concludes with repeat five time champions in Whanganui  New Zealand Herald

The Western Stars have continued their gold medal winning streak after the indoor netball module wrapped up at the Downer New Zealand Masters Games at ...

New Zealand Herald
Council 'discriminating against women's sport', claims Blackburn Netball League player  Lancashire Telegraph

A NETBALL player says a council is discriminating against women's sport with its plans to upgrade artificial pitches – because they'll be no good…

Lancashire Telegraph
2019 Tiliva 7s and netball tournament launch  Fiji Times

THE 2019 Tiliva rugby 7s and netball tournament has been launched with another village project on the list to fulfill after the tournament in April. Two years ago ...

Fiji Times
KI netball star Georgie Horjus is Adelaide Thunderbirds pathway athlete  The Islander

Horjus to get involved in Adelaide Thunderbirds training program as she continues to play premier league.

The Islander

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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.
What is Netball? Netball is the original women's basketball, however there is no backboard and no dribbling. Netball America is introducing it to the USA.
The home of Netball on BBC Sport online. Includes the latest news stories, results, fixtures, video and audio.
Video guide for everything you need to know about the rules for a game of Netball. Want to shoot like England Goal Shooter Joanne Harten? Pass like England Captain Pamela Cookey? Intercept like a ...
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Updated Australian Diamonds Diamonds lose to England but claim Quad Series title. A beaten-up Australia have won netball's Quad Series in bittersweet fashion after going down 52-49 to arch-rivals ...
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Netball is a ball sport for two teams of seven players; its rules are published in print and online by the International Netball Federation. Games are played on a rectangular court divided into thirds, with a raised goal at each short end.

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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. As of 2011, the INF comprises more than 60 national teams organized into five global regions.Games are played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end. Each team attempts to score goals by passing a ball down the court and shooting it through its goal ring. Players are assigned specific positions, which define their roles within the team and restrict their movement to certain areas of the court. During general play, a player with the ball can hold on to it for only three seconds before shooting for a goal or passing to another player. The winning team is the one that scores the most goals. Netball games are 60 minutes long. Variations have been developed to increase the game's pace and appeal to a wider audience.Netball is most popular in Commonwealth nations, specifically in schools, and is predominantly played by women. According to the INF, netball is played by more than 20 million people in more than 80 countries. Major domestic leagues in the sport include the Netball Superleague in Great Britain, Suncorp Super Netball in Australia and the ANZ Premiership in New Zealand. Four major competitions take place internationally: the quadrennial World Netball Championships, the Commonwealth Games, and the yearly Quad Series and Fast5 Series. In 1995, netball became an International Olympic Committee recognised sport, but it has not been played at the Olympics.