Wheelchair netball

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Wheelchair netball is a variation of netball adapted for play in wheelchairs. A hybrid version of basketball and netball was introduced at the Grand Festival of Paraplegic Sport in 1949.[1] Six teams composed of 37 athletes competed at the event.[1] This hybrid version of netball was played at every year's festival until 1954; it was replaced by wheelchair basketball in 1956.[1]

Modern versions of wheelchair netball are similar to standard netball, but with modified rules regarding contact, obstruction and travelling.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Brittain, Ian (2009). The Paralympic Games Explained. Sport in the Global Society. Routledge. pp. 8–10. ISBN 0-415-47658-5. OCLC 244057438.
  2. ^ Netball (5th ed.). London: A. & C. Black. 2009. p. 41. ISBN 0-7136-7697-3.