Netball

Netball is a game that is played between two teams that comprise of seven players each and is mostly played by women. The rules of this game are published or managed by International Federation of Netball Association. The game is usually played on a rectangular court that is generally divided into two thirds and has a raised goal at each end. The trick to win is to shoot the goal at the other end into the goal ring. In this game players have their specific position on the court and they spend their time and try their luck in restricting other team’s movement while trying to shoot the goal themselves. One interesting rule is that the player cannot keep the ball with himself for more than 3 seconds. If you cannot shoot than you have to pass the ball.

However another of those interesting rule says that the goals can be shot only by a titled shooter. The game generally lasts for 60 minutes with quarters of 15 minutes each and is exciting and quick enough to keep the adrenaline pumping throughout the game. The 13th edition of the World Netball Championship was held in the country of Singapore in the year 2011 in which 16 nations were selected to participate and compete for the title.

2012 Netball State Championships is the 4 marquee state events for the netball at NSW. More than 150 teams are actually expected to meet in a foot of Blue Mountains in Penrith District Netball courts for Championships over June long weekend for 3 days of the competition and healthy dose to socialize. World Netball Championships was officially opened at Singapore Indoor Stadium at Sunday evening – the event that Singapore hosted last at 1983. This ceremony began with the Australia’s team captain and running in an arena with trophy Australians won 4 years before. Official mascot was to enter on the trishaw and then, 16 competing teams – and with the hosts Singapore at a tail end, getting loudest cheers. Organizers as well arranged the surprise birthday cake for the Guest of Honour President R Nathan, celebrated 87th birthday. Singapore also took on the Bostwana in an opening game & higher ranked of Africans proved the mettle – winning 43 to 36 despite the determined fight from Singapore girls.

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