the reason? i am the coach and i need both hands to gesticulate wildly, pace up and down the court and yell enthusiastically during every second of the game. it's just the way it is. i took this from the car looking back at the courts just before we came home.
netball is VERY popular here in new zealand, and for your northern hemisphere folks, here are the main differences between netball and basketball:
- netball has 7 players on a team, whereas basketball has 5
- there is no 'dribbling' in netball (tho depending on how excited i get, there might sometimes be foaming at the mouth)
- netball is played PRIMARILY by girls; in fact, more girls play netball in new zealand than any other sport.
our national team, the silver ferns and the australian team like to 'duke' it out for the mantle of 'world champs'. currently the ozzies lay claim to the spoils.
a southerly came through and caught us unawares, so by the time i shivered my way back to the car after standing on the sideline for 2 hours, i was near frozen. so to warm up, we had these for dinner.