Monday, 24 September 2012

Chalkhill Netball Awards Dec11

Cllr Shafique Choudhary with Councillor Roxanne Mashari
At Netball Certificate distribution ceremony

The tournament was organised with help of  Barnhill and Welsh Harp ward working funds by  Ms. L. Xavier, who is truly a motivating resident of Chalkhill and is full of energy and ideas for helping local kids. She works closely with Chalkhill Centre where netball is usual played and practiced. I will explain below what is Netball  
 Netball is a ball sport played between two teams of seven players. Its development, derived from early versions of basketball, began in England in the 1890s. By 1960, international playing rules had been standardised for the game, and the International Federation of Netball and Women's Basketball (later renamed the International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA)) was formed. As of 2011, IFNA comprises more than 60 national teams organised into five global regions.
Games are played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end. Each team attempts to score goals by passing a ball down the court and shooting it through its goal ring. Players are assigned specific positions, which define their roles within the team and restrict their movement to certain areas of the court. During general play, a player with the ball can hold onto it for only three seconds before shooting for a goal or passing to another player. The winning team is the one that scores the most goals. Netball games are 60 minutes long. Variations have been developed to increase the game's pace and appeal to a wider audience.

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