Origins of Netball

This entry contains documents related to the Origins of Netball.

First is a write-up by the Bergman Österberg Union on the Origins of Netball which can be downloaded.

Second is a paper from Dr Sam Oldfield (a passionate netballer), Spreading the Word,  which paints the background of the origins of women’s sport and how influential women in physical education formed several sports including Netball.  Full reference is  Oldfield, S., Day, D. and Taylor, L. (2019). ‘Spreading the Word: British Sportswomen and the International Diffusion of Sport.’ Yearbook of Women’s History 38, pp. 41-54.  This can be downloaded here.

Third, there is a link to a presentation by Dr Sam Oldfield on the origins of Netball in England and provides a good insight into the development of Netball in England.


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