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What is Netball?

The game is played on a hard court with scoring rings at both ends, where players score by netting the netball.

There are seven players on each team. All have named positions on the court such as wing defence or centre. The players are restricted to specific areas according to their position. Players cannot travel with the ball, making netball a game of fast passing with the object being to outscore your opponent by shooting more balls through the goal ring.


  • 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 is a very affordable pay and play scheme if you don't want to commit to a club and full on membership.


  • Suitable trainers and clothing
  • A netball and netball posts
  • Position labelled netball bibs


Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Local Programmes

Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Athletes

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current athletes, supported by the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Team Leicestershire

'Team Leicestershire' is the umbrella Association for all traditional competitive school sport in secondary schools across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.

Trans World Educational Experiences

Trans World (TWEDEX) are one of the biggest providers of sports tours, aimed to educate, empower and inspire the minds of young people.

National Programmes

Back to Netball

Back to Netball provides a gentle reintroduction to the game.

Netball Now

Netball Now is a simple, straight forward way to play netball. Click on the title for more details.


England Netball is delighted to announce that we are introducing a fabulous new version of the sport, Nets!

Walking Netball

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace.

Workplace Netball

Firstly, we would like to thank you for considering netball as an option to get you, and your work colleagues more active!

Local Contacts

Val Kindred

Netball Development Officer (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

0754 012 6816


  • Melton Borough Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Equality Standard
    Blaby District Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Age UK L&R
    Loughborough University
    British Heart Foundation
  • Leicester City Council
    Harborough District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    County Sport Network


  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Sport England
    Blaby District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Melton Borough Council
    Loughborough University
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    East Midlands Platform
  • Safeguarding
    Equality Standard
  • County Sport Network