Popular sport among women, but men are catching on. Netball is closely related to the original version of basketball developed by James Naismith in 1891.
Netball game consists of four 15-minute quarters. Court is divided lengthwise into thirds with goalpost (with a net but no backboard) on each end. Shots must only be attempted within the circle specified. Dribbling is not allowed, only throwing and catching and shooting hoops without dunking.
During play, each of the 7 players do not move outside his/her designated area on the court. The ball must not be held for more than 3 seconds, players cannot take more than two steps with the ball. Only the goal attacker and goal shooter can shoot baskets (1 point each).
Links to netball resources: basic resources, organisations, associations, clubs, descriptions of the game, and netball-related sites of interest.
About IFNA and the sports of netball, news, future events, netball links, archives.
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