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Friday, August 5, 2011

photostory friday: netball

i've probably posted about netball in the past

netball is the number 1 sport played by women (and girls) in new zealand

we have the commonwealth games gold medal in netball

however, our arch rivals, the australian diamonds [netball team] - have wrested the world title from us in overtime twice in a row

it's always a battle royale

back in the trenches however, my girls are both playing in the same team this year (as they are only one school year apart)

this is GREAT news for me, as i never miss a game AND i get to umpire all their games

mr scrappy took some great shots on this particular day

so to re-cap the major differences between NETBALL and BASKETBALL

basketball: 5 players per team
netball: 7 players per team
basketball: dribbling
netball: NO dribbling

miss 13 looking to offload

ALWAYS keep your eye on the ball

not the other way around!

miss 14 receiving a pass

a mid-air take from miss 13

a take on the run from miss 14

miss 14 plays GS (Goal Shoot), so my girls play at opposite ends of the court

and a great re-bound from miss 13 (GD: Goal Defence)

this game was played during the world cup and we'd all been watching a LOT of netball on tv!

and there's me umpiring proceedings

the joy of victory

i think they won by 8 goals

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Grand Pooba said...

Awesome! I have never heard of such a thing!

tiarastantrums said...

it is similar to volleyball here int he states

Michelle said...

I can honestly say that I have never heard of netball. But it looks like a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

interesting game.... looks like the whole family enjoys it! Way to go girls! :)