What is Netball?
Netball is a team sport where up to 7 players per team pass a ball around a court. Courts can be in or outside, so you can play whatever the weather! The aim is to shoot the ball in the net to score a point, to get as many points as possible. There are different positions in a team and each one has an important part to play, making it a good social sport and great for teamwork. Whether you’re a centre (good if you like running around), defence (stop the other team moving – a lot of fun), shooter (if you like taking the glory), and keeper (if you want to make sure the other team never gets a goal) there’s a role for you! You don’t have to be tall to play netball, as you’ll learn skills improve how you play, and it’s not just female sport – plenty of places offer mixed or male sessions, so there’s no excuse not to get involved.
What are the benefits?
- Combination of fast moving and skill – so a great way to get fit and feel good
- Improves balance and coordination
- It’s a team sport, so it’s social and will build your confidence
- Involves different things, like passing and running, so will improve your fitness for other sports
What will I need?
You just need to turn up in sportswear that’s comfortable and you can easily move around in. Trainers are a must – you might want to check that your trainers feel strong enough around your ankle, as there is some turning in netball. Don’t worry about a ball or anything else – organisers will have all of that!