Netball Info


Playing sport in general has a number of physical and mental benefits such as:

Preventing ill health; many of the leading causes of ill health could be prevented if people were to play more sport and increase their physical activity.

Enhances wellbeing: physical activity can reduce depression and anxiety

Playing Netball

Although netball is a non-contact sport, it is fast-paced and intensive game. Netball is a sport that has multiple physical and mental benefits.

Physical benefits:

  • Improves hand-eye co-ordination
  • Builds up muscle strength and stamina
  • Develops the body’s cardiovascular system
  • Improves the body’s flexibility and nimbleness
  • Burns calories, and lowers body fat if played regularly
  • Improves upper body strength by working key arm muscles
  • Develops depth perception
  • Increases reaction time

Mental benefits:

  • Making and spending time with friends
  • Team work skills
  • Boosts confidence, especially body image
  • All netball role models are real women – important for girls and women
  • Helps people to learn to deal with adversity, through experiencing match loses or injuries
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Pushes you to improve skills