Netball New Zealand

Last Update: Apr 28, 2024 |

What is Netball?

Netball is a sport that originated in England, United Kingdom, it was first time played in 1897. The game is organized in a rectangular court by two teams of seven players and the main objective is to shoot a ball through the opponent's goal ring while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their won goal ring.

  • Originally Founded in 1897
  • First Time Played in England, United Kingdom

netball in new zealand

What is New Zealand Netball?

According to Inscropedia, Netball New Zealand is the national body that oversees, promotes, and manages netball in New Zealand including the Silver Ferns.


Netball New Zealand was founded in 1925 and Jennie Wyllie is the current CEO, you can visit their official website which is "www.netballnz.co.nz", where you can find the full details of Netball New Zealand such as History, Championship, ANZ Premiership competition, and more.

What are the Rules of New Zealand Netball?

The primary aim of the game of netball is to score more goals than the opposition team by shooting the ball through the goal ring. The ball must be passed to a team member who is positioned within the goal circle to score.


If you are interested in knowing the full rules of the Netball game then you can download a printout online which is published by the International Netball Federation.


What materials are used to make a Ball used in a Netball game?

The ball is made of leather, rubber, or similar material, measures 680 to 710 millimeters (27 to 28 in) in circumference, and weighs 397 to 454 grams (14 to 16 oz) in a Netball game. Initially, Gilbert (Gilbert Rugby is a British sports equipment manufacturing brand, specializing in rugby union and netball) is the official supplier of netball balls for INF-sanctioned competitions.

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What is the playing time of the Netball Game?

A netball game is played in four quarters, each quarter lasting fifteen minutes with three-minute intervals between the first and second quarters, between the third and fourth quarters, and five minutes at half-time.


If the player calls time, the timekeeper pauses the timer, when play resumes, the timer is restarted. In case, the player gets injured a maximum of two minutes is allowed. In elimination games, consisting of two straight seven-minute periods of overtime, if still tied after fourteen minutes, whoever is up two points will win.

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