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Netball is a seven –a –seven –side game played mainly by women or girls. It is played on a rectangular playing field which is called a ‘COURT’ the court is 30.5 metres (100ft) long and 15.25 metres(50ft) wide.

A goal post which is vertical and is 3.05 metres (10ft) high is placed at the mid point of each goal line (opposite end of the court). A metal ring with an internal diameter of 180mm(15inches) shall project horizontally150mm(8 inches) from the top of the goal post, the attachment to allow 150 mm(6inches) from the top of the near side of the ring.

 

 

Specifications for Netball Facilities


INDOOR NETBALL FACILITY REQUIREMENTS

Performance Area

International

National

Length

100 ft. (30.5 m)

100 ft. (30.5 m)

Width

50 ft. (15.25 m)

50 ft. (15.25 m)

Clear space At ends At sides

10 ft. (3.05 m) run-off


10 ft. (3.05 m) run-off

10 ft. (3.05 m) run-off


10 ft. (3.05) m run-off

For officials and teams

Separate bench area clear of spectators. To be at the side of the court at least  3.05 m from court edge

Separate bench area clear of spectators. To be at the side of the court at least  3.05 m from court edge

Minimum clear ceiling height

27 ft (8.3 m)

27 ft (8.3 m)

Overall competition area

2 courts plus warm up areas

2 courts plus warm up areas

Number of competition areas

Minimum 2 courts

Minimum 2 courts

Lighting level (LUX)

1500 (TV)

1500 (TV)

Seating capacity

3000 – 10000

1500 - 5000

Surface colors Floors Walls


Ceiling


Line markings

Natural light timber


Darker color


Light color


White

Natural light timber


Darker color


Light color


White

 

NETBALL COURT DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

International

National

Height

10 ft. (3.05 m)

10 ft. (3.05 m)

Diameter

2. 5 in (65 mm)

2. 5 in (65 mm)

Goal Post Padding

2 in (50 mm)

2 in (50 mm)

Nets and Rings

White

White

Sleeve

10 in (25 cm)

10 in (25 cm)

 

 

The game involves throwing, catching and throwing the ball (Netball) through the ring and then a goal is scored. The team which scores the highest number of goals wins the match. In a game of Netball only two players in a team can score a goal these players are named the GOAL ATTACK AND THE GOAL SHOOTER.  Officials who control the game or officiate during a netball match are called UMPIRES.

 

The umpires shall officiate during a match and there shall also be a TIME KEEPER(S), RECOREDER(S) and a STAND –BY UMPIRE during a Netball match. A Netball match lasts for 60minutes divided into 4 quarters of 15 minutes each. There is a rest of 3 minutes between the 1st and 2nd and 3rd and 4th quarters and a 5 minutes or 10 minutes rest between the 2nd and 3rd quarters.

 

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