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History of Netball

The history of Netball is fascinating! The game of Netball can loosely be dated back to the 1890s after basketball was invented by James Naismith to entertain a group of 18 young men at the School...

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How to defend against a tall Goal Shooter!

One of the most common questions that comes up at our leagues is 'how to defend against a tall Goal Shooter?'   Defending against a tall goal shooter in netball can be a challenging but...

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Let’s Talk Mental Health

Let's talk about mental health because let's be real, we don't talk about it enough. We might be given one week in the year to mark mental health awareness but mental health doesn't affect someone...

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Which Gilbert Netball Should You Be Using?

Gilbert Netballs are designed and developed to provide the best performance for all netballers. They have a variety of balls available for all players, including balls specific for indoor and...

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Mixed Netball, Would You Play?

Mixed netball is on the rise, with almost 20,000 adult men now playing netball regularly in either men’s or mixed teams across the country. The rules to mixed netball are the same as regular netball...

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Playing Netball: Indoor or Outdoor?

When asked the question where do you prefer to play netball; indoor or outdoor, the answer is always split. Personally I’ve always preferred playing outdoors then inside a hot, sweaty sports hall....

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Tips For Injury Prevention

It is a netball players greatest fear, not because of the pain from the injury, but due to the long period that is needed off the court to recover. A netball injury is very common, with the rate of...

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Developing or Winning: What’s Your Goal?

This month we asked a few of the teams from our Play Netball leagues why they choose to play in our leagues every week. The majority said they played in our leagues to help develop their netball...

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