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Netball is a team game which involves shooting a ball through a hoop. The team that scores the most points wins.

An Overview of Netball

Traditionally, Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. Games are played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end.

The object is to score goals from within a defined area, by throwing a ball into a ring attached to a 3.05 metres (10 feet) high post.

Players are assigned specific positions (such as Goal Shooter, or Centre), which define their roles within the team and restricts their movement to certain areas of the court.

During general play, a player with the ball can hold onto it for only three seconds before shooting for a goal or passing to another player.

The winning team is the one that scores the most goals within the pre-defined time of play.

There are also variations to the traditional 7-a-side game these include:


  • Netball is a fantastically social, team sport
  • You typically burn 450 calories per session
  • It's a whole body workout, and brilliant for increasing muscle tone and improving your cardiovascular system
  • It's low cost
  • It's fun!


Dependent on the club, coach and session. Taster sessions are often free; Netball Now, Back to Netball is a very affordable pay and play scheme if you don't want to commit to a club and full on membership.


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  • Suitable trainers and clothing
  • A netball and netball posts, which will be provided by the club or provider.
  • Position labelled netball bibs

Find Netball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Community Sport Hubs

Community Sport Hubs bring together sport clubs and key local partners who want to develop and grow the sporting offering in the community.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

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Hutchesons at Pollok Park

Hutchesons at Pollok Park

Set on the outskirts of the scenic Pollok Park, Hutchesons at Pollok Park is a purpose built, modern facility which is used by Hutchesons Grammar School and local groups all year round for a wide range of physical activities and events.

Shettleston Community Sport Hub

Shettleston Community Sport Hub

Shettleston Community Hub is a collection of sports and physical activity groups based in and serving the community of Shettleston.

OLA Community Sports Hub

OLA Community Sports Hub

Glasgow's fastest-growing Football Club & Sports Hub welcomes young athletes of all ability from age 5-12. Also offer adult sports opportunities.

Glasgow Flames Netball Team

Glasgow Flames Netball Team

Adult netball club based in the south side of Glasgow.

SAPC Community Sports Hub

SAPC Community Sports Hub

St. Angela’s Participation Centre (SAPC) is helping to embrace diversity and improve the lives of young people and their families in and around Greater Pollok