What is Netball

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Netball is a fast, skillful
team game based on
running, jumping, throwing
and catching.

Netball is a global sport played in 113 countries by 20 Million Participants.

Two teams of seven players each strive to keep or gain possession of the ball. The team with the greater number of goals at the end of the game is the winner.

The seven team positions are:

Goal Shooter (GS), Goal Attack (GA), Wing Attack (WA), Centre (C), Wing Defence (WD), Goal Defence (GD) and Goal Keeper (GK).

Each player has a playing position determined by the areas on the court where they may move. The playing positions are shown by identification letters worn above the waist, on both the front and the back of the player.

A Competition Squad is made up of 12 Athletes  - seven on court and five reserves.

The Court is 30.5m long and 15.25m wide, which is divided into thirds. There is a centre circle with a diameter of 0.9m and two goal circles which are semi-circles measuring 4.9m in radius.






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In 1995 Netball became a recognised sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Netball is a grassroots sport in Switzerland and we are growing our player base every year.

Although traditionally identified as a sport for women, there is no reason why it can’t be played with mixed teams and more boys and men are becoming increasingly involved.

Switzerland's major domestic competitions are the Peppermill Challenge, the Swiss League and the Junior Clubs Tournament.

For the full downloadable full RULES OF NETBALL in French and English, scroll down for the link.


Click here to download our netball factsheet in English

Click here to download our netball factsheet in French

Click here to download our netball factsheet in German


Infringements Held ball, footwork, offside breaking, incorrectly playing the ball, short pass, ball over a third, untouched center pass, center positioned incorrectly.  Obstruction, contact, intimidation, and discipline
Penalty Awarded Free pass
Penalty pass
The infringer must stand out of play, beside but away from the player taking the penalty, and not move or take any part in play until the ball has been released.

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