Netball

Netball LogoNetball is the most popular female sport in the UK, with over 61,000 affiliated members and at least one million women and girls playing netball every week. Netball is a fast, skilful team sport based on running, jumping, throwing, catching and shooting.

Netball is an organised sport played in numerous countries as a game of precision, timing and balance, agility and ball skill. Trust, communication, and teamwork play an important role in the game and can be used to encourage the development of physical and social skills. Teams may consist of up to 12 players but only seven players may take the court at one time. Each player has a playing position determined by the areas of the court where they may move. The playing positions are; Goal Shooter (GS), Goal Attack (GA), Wing Attack (WA), Centre (C), Wing Defence (WD), Goal Defence (GD), and Goak Keeper (GK).

Netball caters for all ages and abilities and can range from the social game to the highly competitive leagues. Staffordshire has many netball opportunities for both juniors and adults. Many primary schools are involved with the adapted game for 9 -11 years, High Five Netball. The county hosts a High Five Netball festival, it also hosts national school tournaments for secondary school girls and there is a successful junior county league and many adult leagues within Staffordshire.

Please click on the links below for details of:

Contacts:

Will Evans
Partnership Manager – East & West Midlands
England Netball
Tel: 07458 126658
Email: will.evans@englandnetball.co.uk
Website: www.englandnetball.co.uk

Kate O’Leary
Netball Development Officer (Staffordshire and South Staffordshire)
England Netball
Mob: 07545 924957
Email: kate.o’leary@englandnetball.co.uk

For more information about Clubs, Competitions, Academy Netball, CAPS and High 5 please visit the Staffordshire County Netball Association website www.staffordshirenetball.co.uk

Other useful sites:

SSCNA: www.southstaffsnetball.co.uk

Regional site: www.netballwestmidlands.co.uk

National site: www.englandnetball.co.uk