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The game is played on a hard court with scoring rings at both ends, where players score by netting the netball.

An Overview of Netball

Netball is a seven-a-side game where the aim is to score goals by passing the ball down the court and throwing it in your opponents net. Unlike basketball, players are not allowed to move/run/dribble with the ball. It is all about the passing.

All have named positions on the court such as wing defence or centre. The players are restricted to specific areas according to their position. Players cannot travel with the ball, making netball a game of fast passing with the object being to outscore your opponent by shooting more balls through the goal ring.

Benefits

  • Netball is a fantastically social, team sport
  • You typically burn 450 calories per session
  • It's a whole body workout, and brilliant for increasing muscle tone and improving your cardiovascular system
  • It's low cost
  • It's fun!

Costs

Dependent on the club, coach and session. Taster sessions are often free; Netball Now, Back to Netball is a very affordable pay and play scheme if you don't want to commit to a club and full on membership.

Involvement

Contact Val Kindred for more information or visit www.lrsport.org/directory/englandnetballleicestershirerutland

Equipment

  • Suitable trainers and clothing
  • A netball and netball posts
  • Position labelled netball bibs

Find Netball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

Back To Netball

Put simply, it’s a fun and friendly re-introduction to netball.

Netball Now

Netball Now is a simple, straight-forward way to play netball.

Nets

Nets is a variation of netball that is fast, non-stop and very tactical.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

Walking Netball

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game we all love; it is netball, but at a walking pace.

National Governing Bodies

England Netball

Contact Name
Head Office
Contact Email
info@englandnetball.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01509 277850
East Midlands Netball Grant

East Midlands Netball Grant

East Midlands Netball will support their affiliated members by providing subsidies and mentoring opportunities to help develop coaches; tutors; umpires; volunteers and players across the region.

Lucy Archer

Regional Manager

07818 036 797

http://www.netballwestyorkshire.co.uk

Rebecca Williams

Development Officer - West Yorkshire

07540 126 595

http://www.twitter.com/westyorksndo

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