Team Birmingham Netball Club

Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. Its development, derived from early versions of basketball, began in England in the 1890s. By 1960, international playing rules had been standardised for the game, and the International Federation of Netball and Women's Basketball (later renamed the International Netball Federation (INF)) was formed. As of 2011, the INF comprises more than 60 national teams organized into five global regions.

Games are played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end. Each team attempts to score goals by passing a ball down the court and shooting it through its goal ring. Players are assigned specific positions, which define their roles within the team and restrict their movement to certain areas of the court. During general play, a player with the ball can hold onto it for only three seconds before shooting for a goal or passing to another player. The winning team is the one that scores the most goals. Netball games are 60 minutes long. Variations have been developed to increase the game's pace and appeal to a wider audience.

Netball is most popular in Commonwealth nations, specifically in schools, and is predominantly played by women. According to the INF, netball is played by more than 20 million people in more than 80 countries. Over the next 12 months we are seeking to work with local people to develop netball throughout the four major districts that make up north Birmingham. We are able to support volunteers who wish to become coaches, referees or officials. We are looking for people that want to become club administrators or netball development officers in order that we can rasie the partcipation levels of the sport particularly among women of all ages.

For more information contact us on or call our offices on 0121 678 8844 asking for Dawn Blake.

Netball Sessions:

Day Cost Time Who Where Activator
Monday          -  5:30pm - 7pm Students Only The Maltings, 165 Granville Street, Birmingham, B1 1JY Steven Mroso/Odelia Tshibwabwa
Sunday    -  4pm - 6pm Students Only The Maltings, 165 Granville Street, Birmingham, B1 1JY Rianne Lynch/ Itunu Bello
Date Time Venue Session Code
{{r.Date | date: 'dd/MM/yyyy'}} {{r.Date | date: 'HH:mm'}} {{r.Venue}} {{r.SessionCode}}
To book onto a session Text: CITYNORTH + Session Code to 81456
There are currently no sessions available
Latest tweets

RT @BBCSport: From half & half scarves to kissing the club badge - your favourite #footballnonos…