History of Netball

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  • First game of netball played

    The first game of netball was played at Madame Ostenburg's College in England. This was a very different game to what we now know as netball with no standard rules in place at this time.
  • Women's International Federation of Basketball and Netball established

    Representatives from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies met and estalished the Women's International Federation of Basketball and Netball. Common rules were decided upon and a four yearly World Championship was organised.
  • First Netball World Championship Tournament

    The first Netball World Championship Tournament was held in Eastbourne, England. Australia took first place.
  • World Championship is won in a three-way tie

    Australia, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago tied for first place. A subsequent change to the rules of the tournament meant this could not happen again.
  • First World Youth Netball Championship

    The first World Youth Netball Championship is held in Canberra, Australia. This is a tournament for Netball players under the age of 21. The success of this event meant it was decided to be held again every four years. Australia took the title in 1988.
  • Netball becomes an "Olympic recognised" sport

    After 20 years of lobbying, Netball becomes an "Olympic-recognised" sport, allowing it to be considered for future Olympic Games.
  • Netball is included in the Commonwealth Games

    Netball is included in the Commonwealth games for the first time in Kuala Lumpur. Australia take the gold medal while New Zealand take the silver medal.
  • New Zealand wins Netball World Championship