Netball in England

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Netball in England
Australia v England netball 2008.jpg
Australia v England: International netball test – Adelaide, October 2008.
Country England
Governing body England Netball
National team England
Registered players 92,000
The English national team at the England v Australia Netball test: Adelaide, October 2008.

In England, netball has been popular enough to be included as part of the physical education curriculum.[1] Its inclusion had been at times controversial; during the 1910s and 1920s, schools worried about the potential negative impact of physical exercise like netball participation on the health of girls.[2]

Below is a list including some of the top performances for the English national netball team:

As of August 2016, the women's national team was ranked number three in the world.[4]

Australia v England


  1. ^ White 2002, p. 37
  2. ^ Western Argus 1922
  3. ^ a b c International Federation of Netball Associations 2008
  4. ^ International Netball Federation. "Current World Rankings".  Last updated 20 August 2016.


  • International Federation of Netball Associations (21 January 2011a). "Current World Rankings". Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  • International Federation of Netball Associations (15 June 2008). "History of Netball". Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  • Western Argus (24 October 1922). "GAMES FOR GIRLS.". Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1916-1938). Kalgoorlie, WA: National Library of Australia. p. 1. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  • White, Anita (December 2002). "Women and sport in the UK". In Pfister, Gertrud; Hartmann-Tews, Ilse. Sport and Women: Social Issues in International Perspective. International Society for Comparative Physical Education & Sport. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-24628-8.