What is Netball?
Netball is an exciting, fast and skillful game of fair contest. It is a game in which two teams of seven players each strive to keep or gain possession of the ball.
Games are played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end. Each team attempts to score goals by passing a ball down the court and shooting it through its goal ring.
The team with the ball, through running, jumping, throwing and catching, attempts to move the ball into its goal circle from where a goal may be scored,
while the opposing team uses defensive movements and strategies to prevent this and to gain possession.
Players are assigned specific positions, which define their roles within the team and restrict their movement to certain areas of the court.
During general play, a player with the ball can hold on to it for only three seconds before shooting for a goal or passing to another player. The winning team is the one that scores the most goals.
Netball games are 60 minutes long. Variations have been developed to increase the game's pace and appeal to a wider audience.