Netball has maintained its place as the leader in women’s sport in Australia and is continuing to go from strength-to-strength in WA.
Netball was again rated the top team sport for women and girls, according to the latest AusPlay data released by Sport Australia this week.
The report identified more than one million people actively participating and naming netball as the sport they most strongly identify with.
The nation-wide survey has been running since 2015 and is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive sport and physical activity survey conducted by Sport Australia.
It comes as participation numbers for Suncorp NetSetGO continue to flourish across the State.
The perfect introduction to the sport, Suncorp NetSetGO provides girls and boys aged 5-10 the chance to learn the basics of netball, get outside and make friends.
The program’s popularity has recorded 12,314 participants so far in 2019, almost 1000 more than the same time last year.
WA had more than 18,000 kids involved in Suncorp NetSetGO last year – the second most in the nation, with more boys than any other State.
Netball WA Participation Manager Kobie Combes was confident the program would continue to grow.
“Suncorp NetSetGO is the ultimate way to get involved with netball and learn the skills of our game,” Combes said.
“Our purpose is advancing netball, advancing communities, and we’re very proud to be a sport that promotes a healthy lifestyle and strong physical, mental and social skills.
“We are working hard to ensure netball remains Australia’s number one team sport for women and girls by encouraging the next generation to get involved.”
To get involved with Suncorp NetSetGO, click here.