Netball World News 23rd January 2017

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Welcome to your newsletter from the International Netball Federation.

Around the world, many netballers have one thing in common – their first taste of the sport was at school. In this issue, we’re featuring school and university programmes that are developing the next generation of netballers – from those who’d never heard of the game, to those who aspire to represent their country.

Argentina
With thousands of miles separating them from any other member country of the INF, Netball Argentina are working hard to introduce other countries in South America to the game. Earlier this month, they attended the Latin American Congress of Physical Education, to demonstrate the game to students and teachers from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Peru.

Visit the INF website to find out more.

Hong Kong
Studying somewhere new is the perfect time to get involved in netball – to keep active and to meet people. That’s exactly what new students at the Open University of Hong Kong have been doing this week, thanks to a session run by the Hong Kong Netball Association.

Gibraltar
Primary school netballers in Gibraltar are fortunate to have a programme of skill sessions, thanks to their Junior Development Officer and the input of volunteers. Children from as young as age six are benefiting from learning the fundamentals of the game.

Singapore
Netball Singapore and the country’s Ministry of Education have recently launched the Zone Age Group (ZAG) Programme. Sponsored by one of Singapore’s leading communication companies, M1, the programme aims to greatly enhance the development of the elite players pipeline in the country.

Visit the INF website to find out more about the programme.

World Rankings
The INF has updated its rankings to reflect matches played between 23 October and 11 December 2016. This includes matches from the Test Series between England and Jamaica and the Test Series between St Lucia and St Maarten (pictured).

Following this activity, there is no change to the ranking for the top 10 teams. However, Jamaica (4) draws closer to England (3) as a result of the 2-1 series win.

Amongst the other changes to the table, St Lucia move up two places to 21 and St Maarten who gain their first World Ranking, coming in at 31.

See the full list of World Rankings on our INF website.

INF Umpire and UAP appointments for the Netball World Youth Cup 2017
The International Netball Federation (INF) is pleased to announce the appointed Umpires and Umpires Appointment Panel (UAP) for the Netball World Youth Cup (NWYC) which is being held in Gaborone, Botswana 8th to 16th July 2017.

See the full list of Umpires and UAPs on our INF Website.

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