Netball in England
|Netball in England|
Australia v England: International netball test – Adelaide, October 2008.
|Governing body||England Netball|
In England, netball has been popular enough to be included as part of the physical education curriculum. 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.
Below is a list including some of the top performances for the English national netball team:
- 1998 Commonwealth Games: 3rd place
- 2002 Commonwealth Games: 4th place
- 2005 World Youth Netball Championship: 2nd place
As of August 2016, the women's national team was ranked number three in the world.
- White 2002, p. 37
- Western Argus 1922
- International Federation of Netball Associations 2008
- 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.