Competition in any sports has highly beneficial value. A contest or event like league or tournament organized to select or spot the potentiality and talent of a sports person at the same time to judge his or her compatibility in national or international tournament level. It also serves the purpose of selection of a superior team. A netball competition is beneficial as well as it improves skills, motivation, and team spirit and popularizes the physical culture of the sports.
Advantages of Netball Competition
In a game like a netball which depends mostly on the individual performance of a player playing in a particular position in a netball competition provides an opportunity to demonstrate his or her best performance by upgrading his or her slandered of play to a higher level superseding his previous performance benchmark. Thus, the player achieves continual improvement of his performance by taking part in the highly contesting tournament more frequently which is not possible by taking part in club level netball arena. So, the competition provides a larger platform to showcase the talents of the player.
What Are the Features of International Netball Competition?
In the International level competition organized by International Federation Netball Association (IFNA) is an important advantage and means of strengthening friendship, mutual understanding amongst the players of different countries. Competition is held in single sports or various sports like Olympic Games or World cup etc.
Status of Netball Completion
Netball is one of the popular games of the Commonwealth countries including Australia. Non-Commonwealth with full IFNA membership contains Argentina, Taiwan, Thailand, Bermuda, Switzerland the Cayman Islands and the United States.
What Are the Specialties of Primary Netball Competition?
Prime domestic netball competition comprises the Netball Super league played in the United Kingdom (UK). In Australia, “Suncorp Super Netball” in an important tournament and the ANZ Premiership great in New Zealand. Major netball competition organized Internationally are:
• The quadrennial World Netball Championships,
• The Commonwealth Games, and
• The yearly Quad Series
Netball Game Is Now Also Recognized by The Olympic Committee:
Netball now is an International Olympic Committee recognized sport, but it has not yet played in any Olympic games still now. International tournaments are held amongst countries recognized by IFNA, almost every year or every four years. Since the twentieth century, school leagues and national club level competitions are organized in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Jamaica. Netball gained Franchise-based leagues from 1990 only.
Confederation of Southern African Netball Associations organizes the major international tournament in the African continent. The teams from Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Lesotho, Switzerland, Zimbabwe and Seychelles take part in this tournament regularly. The tournament has a great importance as it serves as a qualifier for the World Championships.
South Africa organized a new domestic netball competition in 2011 popularly known as “Netball Grand Series”. It comprises eight regional teams from South Africa and motivates in increasing the duration of the game. It continues for 17 weeks and supersedes earlier “National Netball League. Two popular tournaments namely Caribbean Netball Association (CNA) Championship and the AFNA Senior Championship are organized by American Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA). The AFNA Senior Championship includes Canada and the US along with the Caribbean countries. The tournament also acts as a qualifier for the World Championship.
Conclusion: As reported above netball competition are held universally and now participated by the majority of the nations and supported by the great number of Franchise. Summing up above it can be concluded that popularity of netball is growing phenomenally all over the world and its participation in Olympic games cannot be delayed anymore. Netball game has already cleared a number of obstacles and it only a matter of time to see this game‘s participation in Olympics.