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The game is played on a hard court with scoring rings at both ends, where players score by netting the netball.

An Overview of Netball

Netball is a seven-a-side game where the aim is to score goals by passing the ball down the court and throwing it in your opponents net. Unlike basketball, players are not allowed to move/run/dribble with the ball. It is all about the passing.

All have named positions on the court such as wing defence or centre. The players are restricted to specific areas according to their position. Players cannot travel with the ball, making netball a game of fast passing with the object being to outscore your opponent by shooting more balls through the goal ring.


  • Netball is a fantastically social, team sport
  • You typically burn 450 calories per session
  • It's a whole body workout, and brilliant for increasing muscle tone and improving your cardiovascular system
  • It's low cost
  • It's fun!


Dependent on the club, coach and session. Taster sessions are often free; Netball Now, Back to Netball is a very affordable pay and play scheme if you don't want to commit to a club and full on membership.


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  • Suitable trainers and clothing
  • A netball and netball posts
  • Position labelled netball bibs

Find Netball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.


England Netball is delighted to announce that we are introducing a fabulous new version of the sport, Nets!

Workplace Netball

Firstly, we would like to thank you for considering netball as an option to get you, and your work colleagues more active!

National Governing Bodies

England Netball

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01462 442344

Barnsley Premier Leisure

Multi-use Leisure centres ion Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire

Southwell Netball Club

We currently enter competitive leagues, friendly games, play in tournaments and have regular training sessions at Southwell Leisure centre Saturday nights 5.30pm- 6.30pm. We are very inclusive and would love to meet anyone, of all abilities, who wants to

Harvey Hadden Sports Village

Harvey Hadden Sports Village opened September 2015 with the only 50m pool in Nottingham to offer public swimming every day. The £16m redevelopment is the largest investment of Nottingham City Council's Leisure transformation Programme.

Croft Church of England Primary School

Croft Church Of England Primary School is a small, family feel school who believe in a holistic approach to education so health and well being feature highly in our curriculum offer.

The National Church of England Academy

Prime sports facilities that are available for hire to the local community in the evenings and the weekends.

Newark Castle Keepers Netball Team

We are a friendly, all inclusive team of all ages and abilities. We currently play in the Grantham League. We train on Wednesday evenings at 8pm at The Newark Academy in Balderton.

Walking Netball

Walking Netball

A light work out, for people who are interested in getting back into Netball, have had an injury, are over 50 and wanting a study exercise that works the mind and the body.

Netball Now

Netball Now

An uncoached friendly Netball session. Turn up and take part.

Back 2 Netball

Back 2 Netball

Inclusive coach and facilitator-led skills practice and friendly matches.

East Midlands Netball Grant

East Midlands Netball will support their affiliated members by providing subsidies and mentoring opportunities to help develop coaches; tutors; umpires; volunteers and players across the region.

Chief Executive Officer

England Netball are The National Governing body for England's biggest female team sport, with 92000 affiliated members and at least 1.4 million women playing netball every week.

Head of Competition & Events

Fixed term to 1st September 2020 - Full time

Ruth Pickthorn

Netball Development Community Coach (Nottingham)

07872 407215