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What Does the Inaugural Netball Quad Series Mean for the Sport?

Posted on: October 25th, 2016

It’s always exciting when you have the opportunity to experience a brand new sporting event, and International Netball welcomed the anticipated Netball Quad Series last month. The tournament saw Australia and New Zealand co-hosting, welcoming England and South Africa to compete in a six match tournament. This month, we’re discussing both the tournament itself as well as what it might mean for the future of International Netball. Results First things first, the tournament saw four of the top five ranked netball teams in the world battle it out, with Australia, New Zealand and England making up the top three, and South…

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Back to School means Back to Netball: Why Netball is a Great Sport for Schools

Posted on: September 6th, 2016

The summer has drawn to a close and the new school year has finally begun, putting an end to the long holidays children nationwide have been enjoying over the past couple of months. While that means the return of the school run, and the hassle of making sure your kids are up and ready to go every morning, it also means the return of weekly PE lessons and school sports. Kids can get so much out of sport, and this month we’re taking a look at netball in particular, and why school netball sessions can provide great benefits to schoolchildren all…

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Retirement of a Netball Great: Tamsin Greenway. Cue the Next Generation

Posted on: April 22nd, 2016

Charles Lawrence are interested in all things sports related, and like to keep up to date with all aspects of the sports that we cater for. With this in mind, this month we’re bidding farewell to the England netball mid-courter Tamsin Greenway, whose retirement from the sport last year lit the path for a new generation of netball stars. Tamsin Greenway: A career Tamsin made her debut on the England team in 2004 against South Africa and played her first Netball World Cup match in 2007, going on to represent England 67 times. Tamsin also won bronze medals in the Commonwealth…

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Why Netball Court Resurfacing Matters

Posted on: March 22nd, 2016

Over time, all sports surfaces become damaged or worn with frequent use, and while a used surface may be suitable to play on for a while, there will come a day when you will need to take steps to have your surface fixed. Netball courts are no exception, and netball court maintenance is very important to ensure a good, level playing field and a safe environment for the game. Netball court resurfacing matters, which is why Charles Lawrence have put together this rundown of the process and its benefits. What is involved in resurfacing a netball court? There is more involved…

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2019 Netball World Cup To Be Hosted By England

Posted on: August 7th, 2015

As the 2015 Netball World Cup begins this week in Sydney, all eyes are firmly fixed on the netball court, and here at Charles Lawrence we’re getting geared up for the 2019 World Cup – which will be hosted in England for just the third time in the competition’s 56 year history. The bid to host the event was put forward by Liverpool in 2014 as part of UK Sport’s Gold Event Series, a £40 million investment to bring more of the world’s prestigious sporting events to the UK. In February 2015 the announcement was made live on Sky Sports News…

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Should Netball be an Olympic Sport?

Posted on: February 13th, 2015

  The fast-paced nature of netball has caught the attention of many people across the country who have chosen to follow the sport and even pick up a ball to have a go themselves. The athletes use skill and tactics to battle it out on court, quickly shifting between defence and attack for a captivating game. The sport has gained immense popularity throughout the country, leaving many to question why it has not yet been included in the Olympics. During the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, netball was one of the ten core sports involved, which saw twelve nations from…

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Are Female Sports Under-appreciated – Netball Focus

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

Netball emerged as a sport in the US shortly after the invention of basketball in 1891, when the rules where adapted to accommodate social sporting conventions for women, creating women’s basketball. Over the years the rules were modified so much, it became a whole new sport – netball, which quickly spread across Britain in the early 20th century. By 1960, the rules of netball were universally recognised and the International Netball Federation was formed to govern the sport worldwide. Today, netball is played by thousands of school children across Britain in the UK every day, is hugely popular with an estimated…

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