What is netball?

  • (noun): A team game that resembles basketball; a soccer ball is to be thrown so that it passes through a ring on the top of a post.


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 Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA)) was formed. As of 2011, IFNA comprises more than 60 national teams organized into five global regions.

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Laura Geitz
... Laura Geitz (born 4 November 1987) is an Australian netball player ... In domestic netball, Geitz plays for the Queensland Firebirds in the ANZ Championship ... In addition, Geitz was part of the Diamonds squad for the 2011 Netball World Championships in Singapore ...
Lapstone Oval - Facilities
... A rugby union field 16 netball courts (6 are asphalt and the other 10 are grass) 2 tennis courts which overlook the rugby field and half of the grass netball courts A small play area for ...
Southerners Sports Club (Bangkok) - Results & Achievements - Netball
2009 - Runners Up, Round 1/ Division 1, Bangkok Netball League (Southerners Black) 2008 - Runners Up, Southerners SE Asian Invitational Tournament, Bangkok ...
Netball - Major Championships
... See also World Netball Championships, Netball at the Commonwealth Games, World Netball Series, and Netball and the Olympic Movement There are three major ... Netball's important competition is the World Netball Championships, held every four years ... The World Series is a competition among the top six national netball teams, as ranked by the IFNA World Rankings ...