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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


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

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.

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

National Programmes


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

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

Volunteering Opportunities


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


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