Great Netball Competitions and Its Benefits

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.


Mixed Netball Competition and The Basic Rules

Netball is a sport which is played by two teams with seven players on each team. The INF (International Netball Federation) compromises of more than 60 teams. The games are played on a court which is rectangular with goal rings being raised at each of the ends. Each team must try to score a goal by passing the ball down the rectangular court and shooting the same through the ring. The positions of the players define the roles within the specific team with restrictions to their movements in certain areas. A ball can be held by a player for only three seconds before it is shot for a goal. Otherwise, it needs to be passed on to another player. The team which scores the maximum goals is declared the winner. These games tend to last for 60 minutes.

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Rules of Mixed Netball Competition:

It is important to be aware of the basic rules before you think of playing the game. Let us start with the Teams.

# Teams:

Besides having a maximum of 7 players in a team it is essential that the team members are 16 years of age or more. Of the 7 players, there should be 5 players present in court out of which 3 need to be females. If there are less than 5 players at any given time, the team incurs a forfeit. There cannot be more than 3 males on the court at one time, with the minimum being 1. A team can borrow players from any other team in case they are short of players. The finals require that no players be borrowed. The players need to sign a score sheet before the game starts. Besides this, all the players play at their own risk.

Late players are not allowed in the court till the umpire is notified. They cannot enter till the interval between the quarters, scoring of a goal and the game is resumed or if the game is stopped due to an injury.

# The Registration

All the teams who wish to participate need to fill a Nomination form and the submission should be done at the Center. This form needs to include all the names of the players’ along with their contact information. There is a specific amount of fee to be paid and the receipt of the same needs to be shown to the umpire before the game can begin.



# Misconduct

During the match, if the umpire feels there has been any misconduct, the player is given one warning and the second warning is the ‘send off’. That means the player needs to be off the court for the time span decided by the umpire. A player who is suspended is off for a week, in most cases. In a case of a send off, the player or the captain cannot address the umpire till there is a break.

# Net Ball Works Beneficial

This sport is ideal for kids besides grownups as you get an opportunity to meet different people from all walks of life. You learn how to co operate and co ordinate with the other members of the team and this teaches an individual how to adjust. Running around the pitch provides enough and more of physical exercise which is a must these days to ensure good health. Besides this, the muscles tend to get stronger. Overall exercise, with this game, instills the required confidence in an individual. This is an affordable sport where all that is required is paying the fees as you only need a good pair of shoes and no other equipment to enjoy the game to the fullest.