What is netball?

20 August, 2011  

A netball team consists of up to 12 players with a maximum of seven players allowed on court at any one time. A team may take the court with a minimum of five players. There are seven positions available: Goal Shooter, Goal Attack, Wing Attack, Centre, Wing Defence, Goal Defence and Goal Keeper.

Netball is a non-contact game and is played on a rectangular court divided into thirds. The duration of the game is 60 minutes and played over four 15-minute quarters. There is a three-minute break between the first and second quarter and the third and fourth quarters. The half time break lasts either five or ten minutes and decided by the event organiser prior to the event. Up to two minutes is allowed for injury time.

Centre passes are taken alternately by the Centre of each team after each goal is scored and at the start of each quarter. Goals are scored by shooting the ball into the opposing team’s goal. The team with the most goals at the end of playing time wins the game.

International Games

The World Netball Championships (WNC) is played once every four years and is coordinated by the International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA). Singapore has won the rights to host the World Netball Championships in 2011 and is currently the only Asian country to host this championship event. This prestigious competition will be organised by Netball Singapore, the national body for netball in Singapore. For more details about this event, please visit

Netball is commonly played in the Commonwealth nations and was introduced to the Commonwealth Games in the 1998 edition held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Nations Cup is an international netball game oranized by Netball Singapore. For the upcoming edition held from 6th to 12th December 2010, expect world-class players from India, Namibia, Scotland, Singapore, Tanzania and Wales.

Netball – Not only for the Ladies
In recent years, Netball has been widely played not just by the ladies, but also the guys. The popularity of the game has grown into a league of its own.

Netball Programmes
Adults- The FUN way to exercise!
Beginner and Intermediate courses for mixed adult Netball are available at *Scape. Learn to play Netball and make more friends who share the same passion for the sport!

Introduction course:

$160 / 12 x 2hr sessions (includes a Dri-Fit playing top & t-shirt)
KidzNet- Netball for KIDS!
KidzNet is a modified netball programme developed for children between five to 10 years old. Children will learn basic Netball skills through fun activities and modified equipment. Enhance your children’s motor skills, coordination and agility and develop their social skills through teamwork.

Introduction course:

$150 / 8 x 1.5hr sessions (includes a playing dress & t-shirt)
For more information on Netball, please visit or call 6346 5063 for enquiries.