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Netball traces its roots to the early form of basketball, which was invented by James Naismith in 1891 in the USA. By the 1960's the rules of Netball had been standardised and the International Netball Federation had been formed. The INF now has 60 members in 5 different world regions. Netball is most popular in Commonwealth countries, especiallyin schools, and is predominantly played by women. According to the INF, netball is played by more than 20 million people.
'It is estimated that almost 160,000 people play netball every week in England.'
Netball has seven players per team and each one has an assigned position and task, from defence to attack and are restricted to areas. Only two defenders and two attackers are allowed in the shooting circle.
The aim of the game is to shoot more goals than the opposition, but shooting the ball through the net.
Most matches are played indoors, but they can be played on an outside court.The court is 30 metres by 15 metres and the goals are 10 ft tall with a 15inch diametre. Games are made up of four 15 minute quarters.
In the UK there are Schools teams, University teams and then Clubs that play competitively against each other.
Score keeping in competitive Netball.