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What is it?

Netball is a seven a side sport played with two teams and is similar to early versions of basketball.

Each team tries to score by passing the ball down the court, when a player receives the ball they must stand still until they have thrown the ball to another player. You can’t run or move with the ball. Goals are scored by throwing the ball through a netted hoop; there is a one at each end of the court.

Players are given specific positions to play in which then define their role and restricts where you can go in the court.

Why is it good for me?

  • Netball is a high energy sport, giving you a great aerobic workout every time
  • Teamwork skills are a big part of Netball
  • It can give you increased confidence and is a great way to meet new people

Is it for me?

Netball is a sport that is suitable for all ages and abilities. If you are looking for a fun team sport, netball could be for you. To win a game of netball you have to play as a team and interact and communicate with all the members of the team. These teamwork skills can be transferred to lots of other areas, for example work or your social life.

England Netball is encouraging women 16+ to come ‘Back to Netball’, you don’t have to stop playing netball when you leave school or University. The Back to Netball sessions are ideal if you haven’t played for a few years, or if you have never played netball before and want to try it out.

How much does it cost?

Netball clubs all have varying membership and training fees. The ‘Back to Netball’ sessions generally cost between £3 or more per session. Alternatively, you could hire a court at a sports centre and take a group of friends with you and make your own teams.

What equipment do I need?

  • Comfortable clothing – t-shirt, leggings or jogging bottoms
  • Trainers
  • A netball
  • Netball court

Become an ambassador

We want you to help us persuade more women and girls to get active, whatever their age, size, background or ability.

What is an Ambassador?
A Leeds Girls Can Ambassador: Goes through an appropriate recruitment process and signs up to Leeds City Council and Sport England’s policies and procedures. The main aim of an Ambassador is to get more women and girls in Leeds physically active. Ambassadors are required to attend monthly meetings which are vital for receiving guidance and insight around This Girl Can, this helps support their role. An Ambassador is not paid for their time, they are not required to lead a group and the roles can vary.

For further information on becoming an ambassador or any of our other roles contact Dani Penney

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Get Involved

Do you have an event, club or sport you would like to see here? Please get in touch.

Leeds Girls Can, here:

  • Back to Netball - Notre Dame 6th Form College
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    Notre Dame 6th Form College, St Mark's Avenue
    Leeds, LS2 9BL United Kingdom
    Starts: October 24 @ 5:00 pm
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Back to Netball - Aireborough
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    Aireborough Leisure Centre, The Green, Guiseley
    Leeds, LS20 9BT United Kingdom
    Starts: October 24 @ 6:30 pm
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Back to Netball - Boston Spa High School
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    Boston Spa High School, Clifford Moor Road, Boston Spa, Wetherby
    Leeds, LS23 6RW
    Starts: October 24 @ 8:00 pm
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Back to Netball - Morley
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    Morley Leisure Centre, Queensway, Morley
    Leeds, LS27 9JP United Kingdom
    Starts: October 24 @ 8:30 pm
    8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Back to Netball - Carr Manor
    6:00 pm
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    Carr Manor High School, Carr Manor Rd
    Leeds, LS17 5DJ United Kingdom
    Starts: October 25 @ 6:00 pm
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Netball Now - Carr Manor
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    Carr Manor High School, Carr Manor Rd
    Leeds, LS17 5DJ United Kingdom
    Starts: October 25 @ 7:00 pm
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Walking Netball
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    Aireborough Leisure Centre, The Green, Guiseley
    Leeds, LS20 9BT United Kingdom
    Starts: October 26 @ 11:00 am
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Back to Netball - Brigshaw High School
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    Brigshaw High School, Brigshaw Lane WF10 2HR United Kingdom
    Starts: October 26 @ 6:30 pm
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Back to Netball - Batley
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    Batley Sports and Tennis Centre, Windmill Lane, Birstall
    Leeds, WF17 0QD United Kingdom
    Starts: October 26 @ 8:00 pm
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Handball
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    The Edge, University of Leeds, Willow Terrace Road
    Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
    Starts: October 27 @ 7:00 pm
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Leeds Penguins Lacrosse
    7:00 pm
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    Adel Memorial Sports Club, Church Lane, Adel
    Leeds, LS16 8DE United Kingdom
    Starts: October 30 @ 7:00 pm
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Mandela Centre
    Mandela Centre, Chapeltown Road
    Leeds, LS7 3HY United Kingdom
  • Morley Leisure Centre
    Morley Leisure Centre, Queensway, Morley
    Leeds, LS27 9JP United Kingdom
  • Middleton Leisure Centre
    Middleton Leisure Centre, Middleton Ring Road
    Leeds, LS10 4AX United Kingdom
  • Various locations in Leeds
  • Lawnswood YMCA
    Lawnswood YMCA, Otley Road, Lawnswood
    Leeds, LS16 6HQ United Kingdom