What is Netball?

Definition: a seven-a-side game in which goals are scored by throwing a ball so that it falls through a netted hoop. By contrast with basketball, a player receiving the ball must stand still until they have passed it to another player. 

 

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 onto it for only three second before shooting for a goal or passing to another player. 

Postions

Goal Keeper (GK): Defends Goal shooter, has to stop the ball from going into the goal. 

 

Goal Shooter (GS):

Scores the goals along with Goal Attack.

 

Goal Attack (GA):

Score goals along with Goal Shooter.

 

Goal Defence (GD):

Defends Goal Attack, also stops the ball from going into the goal.

 

Wing Attack (WA):

Helps get the ball to the goal but cannot shoot.

 

Wing Defence (WD):

Stops the ball from going near the goal.

 

Centre (C):

Can go anywhere except the semi circles with the goals.

 

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