Netball is derived from basketball. It's now the most popular women's participation sport.

As in basketball the game is played on a hard court with scoring rings at both ends, where players score by netting the netball. There are seven players on each team. All have named positions on the court such as wing defence or centre. The netball hoops are smaller and lower than those used in basketball and there are no backboards. The netball court is divided into thirds which regulate where players in each team can move, and two semi-circular shooting shots must be taken.

Back To Netball SESSIONS

Back To Netball is all about rediscovering the sport for those who may not have played for a while or indeed since school. Also the sessions are also an excellent opportunity for those who may never have played and are looking to be involved.

Running across England since 2010, over 60,000 women have taken part in Back to Netball and realised the benefits of getting involved.  From losing weight, developing the body’s cardiovascular system and improving muscle tone, taking part in Back to Netball is great for you in so many ways.

We would love to see you again at the sessions and if you know of anyone else that may like to come along then please feel free to spread the word and bring them too.

Cumbria Back to Netball Sessions

  • Silloth Community Sports Hall - Wednesdays 7-8pm, £3 per session
  • Harraby School, Thursday nights 7 - 8pm £3.00

  • Penrith Leisure Centre - Thursdays 6-7pm £2.60 per session
  • Workington Leisure Centre - Thursdays 7-8pm £3 per session
  • Westlakes Academy, Egremont. Monday 7-8pm - free for 6 weeks starts Monday 14th September call 01946 820356 to enrol as it's part of the Adult Education programme .
  • Everyone welcome, come and join us and have fun with friends whilst getting fit.For further information or details contact SONIA DRYDEN 07540 127 403.

Pass on Your Passion

Brought to you by the England Netball Youth Advisory Group, the Pass on Your Passion programme aims to recognise the countless number of young volunteers in netball. It aims to provide you with opportunities,ideas and rewards to help you on your leadership and volunteering journey. No matter what your role in netball, we want you to Get Involved and Get Recognised.

Netball in your area

There are 23 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.



Shelley Meaden 
NW Regional Manager,
England Netball
T: 07827 294632


Rachel Henry
NW Back to Netball Officer,
England Netball
M: 07540127401


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