Pinehurst end season with a win.


Pinehurst Netball Club finished the season with a win against Bournemouth.

So what is Netball?

I remember the girls playing netball at school while we got muddy playing football, but the senior netball played at Pinehurst is fast furious and definitely a NON contact sport.©calyx_Pictures_Netball_3024

Once again thanks to Wikipedia

©calyx_Pictures_Netball_2961Netball is a ball sport for two teams of seven players, predominantly played by women; its rules are published by the International Netball Federation. Games are played on a rectangular court divided into thirds, with a raised goal at each short end. The object of the game is for teams to score goals, by passing a ball and shooting it into their team’s goal ring. Players are assigned “positions” that define their role within the team and restrict their movement on court.

During general play, a player with the ball can take no more than one step before passing it, and must pass the ball or shoot for goal within three seconds. Goals can only be scored by the assigned shooting players. Netball games are 60 minutes long, divided into 15-minute quarters, at the end of which the team with the most goals scored wins.

©calyx_Pictures_Netball_2968What are the origins of Netball.©calyx_Pictures_Netball_2902

In 1893, Martina Bergman-Österberg informally introduced one version of basketball to her female physical training students at the Hampstead Physical Training College in London, after having seen the game being played in the United States.

The rules of this game were modified at Madame Österberg’s college over several years. Substantial revisions were made during a visit in 1897 from another American teacher, Miss Porter, who introduced rules from women’s basketball in the United States; the game also mov©calyx_Pictures_Netball_3223ed outdoors onto grass courts, the playing court was divided into three zones, and the baskets were replaced with rings that had nets.

By 1960, the rules of netball were standardised internationally. An international governing body was formed to oversee the sport globally, now called the International Netball Federation (INF)


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