Netball at the Olympics

Did you know that Netball is not an Olympic Sport?    Women were first able to compete in the Olympic Games in 1900 in just 3 events, tennis, croquet and golf. Despite Netball’s worldwide popularity, leading up to the Paris Summer Olympics ‘24, Netball still...

Helen Housby to receive MBE

Helen Housby, the 28-year-old shooter who made her debut for the Vitality Roses in 2014, has been honoured with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) as part of the King’s New Year Honours list for 2024. This recognition is in acknowledgment of her...

Why You Should Play Netball At The Weekend

It has been scientifically proven that playing sports at the weekend is just as beneficial to our health as it is to playing sport during the week. Why? Well there are multiple reasons and one of them is that we enjoy playing sports more on the weekend. Carry on...

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 for Christian Workers, the now ‘YMCA’. There were 9 players per team, 3...

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 rewarding task. Here are some tips to help you improve your...

Netball World Cup History is made by The Roses

A new-look England squad, many of whom were experiencing their first ever Netball World Cup, make history in South Africa and leave as silver medallists having beaten two of the world’s top teams en-route to the World Cup final.   For the world’s top four teams,...