Do You Know Your Netball Positions?

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 17:31

7 players make up one netball team. When teams take to the field every player is given a role and a position. Certain positions are only allowed to go into specific areas of the court. If a player enters an area of the court in which they are restricted they will be offside.

Netball Positions are as follows:

Position Role
GS Goal Shooter Can move anywhere within the attacking third of the court, but cannot leave it.
GA Goal Attack Can move anywhere within the attacking third and the
WA Wing Attack Can move within the attacking third and centre third, with the exception of the shooting circle.
C Centre Can move anywhere across the court, apart from either of the shooting circles.
WD Wing Defence Can move within the centre third and the defensive third, with the exception of the shooting circle.
GD Goal Defence Can move anywhere within the attacking third and the centre third of the court.
GK Goal Keeper Can move anywhere within the defensive third of the court, but cannot leave it.

The goal shooter and goal attack of the team are the only two positions allowed to score directly. The shooters can only attempt to score while in the oppositions goal circle.

​​Info via TeachPE.com

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