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- Nov 8, 2000
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- Peel Thunder
What a load of sh*t. Netball isnt as dominant purely because it isn't the only team sport option for girls anymore. Plenty of girls now play basketball, football and soccer, and to be honest netball does a pretty sh*t job of keeping them. My daughter plays netball atm, but as of next year she wants to play both footy and basketball - both of which are on a Friday night. When is netball next year? Also a Friday night. She's going to have to choose, and netball should be in a position where it can offer leagues across the weekend, as they don't have boys taking up court time like other sports do. If they did that they'd keep a lot more girls in the sport.3. According to AusPlay data (which is a survey only, & is very unreliable- a person is counted as a "participant" even if they only play a sport once in the last 12 months), the % of persons playing netball, in the 20 years to 2020, has dropped from 4.5%- 2.9%. Total raw nos., however, are higher.
Skimpy nature of the dresses is given as a possible cause of the decline.
Skimpy outfits? Give me a break.