Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players, have enhanced academics.

Today, the notion that a child has to go to school to study without deliberate efforts boost their skills and interest in sports is gradually fading away.

Its development, derived from early versions of basketball, began in England in the 1890s. By 1960, international playing rules had been standardised for the game, and the International Federation of Netball and Women’s Basketball (later renamed the International Netball Federation (INF)) was formed.

As of 2019, the INF comprises more than 70 national teams organized into five global regions.

Currently, some Netball Academy all over the world, design training programmes which focus on the development of sport intelligence and versatility in game play, to equip student-athletes with the required technical, physical and mental skills to succeed in their present and future endeavours in sport and beyond.

A proof that the idea of including sports among the curriculum of students, has really paid off because those ones that are not academically sound, but are very efficient sports, will automatically be encouraged to delve into sports.

Today, the idea of drafting sports into the curriculum of students, have really paid off as a school in Singapor called Singapore Sports school has discovered and harnessed talents who are doing very well.

In Singapore Sports School, in order to make About half of our student-athletes who enter the Sports School have been inducted into the National Under 14 and U17 teams.

Seventeen past and present student-athletes have been in the U21 Team. This is testament of the Netball Academy’s success in youth development, as a supply to the national youth age-group teams.

The Academy has a team of experienced coaches with past experience as competitive players at the elite level.  Sports School coaches Jocelyn Tan Shi Yun is appointed as National U19 coach and Geraldine Ng Jie Hui is appointed as North Zone U14 coach.

The Netball Academy organises the annual International Youth Netball Challenge (IYNC), which sees participation of teams from netball powerhouse countries, such as Australia and South Africa, providing student-athletes with exposure to a higher levels of play. Information on the 2019 IYNC fixtures will be released in October 2019.

Another signature programme by the Netball Academy is the Altitude Programme, customised for the optimal development of Primary 5 and 6 girls who are at least 1.60m in height.  Participants will learn basic ball handling skills and acquire techniques to help improve their agility, coordination and footwork.

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