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Summer Series #4: Netball

Written by Social Media Youth Volunteer: Sheriza Jiwani

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Created in 1899, Netball is a game similar to basketball but with slight alterations to the rules. In netball, you can’t dribble, where moving the ball involves passing. This game features thirds in which only certain players can go in. The duration of netball includes four 15mins quarters.

History:

Netball was made off of the basis of basketball. In 1891, James Naismith, a Canadian Immigrant to Canada, created basketball. He sent a copy to a sports teacher, Clara Baer in New Orleans. When she was looking at the drawings of the court, she misinterpreted the player’s actions as remaining in the third they were drawn in.

Compared to basketball, netball is slower which is preferred by some. I really enjoyed it when I tried it. It involved everybody on the team so no one was left out.

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