Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Waves Netball Club together with LA County Department of Parks and Recreation will host 150 netball players at the 7th annual Netball-Olympics, also known as International Day, Saturday February 27th, Victoria Park, Carson, Los Angeles.
During the one day event Netball players from across America will place club rivalry on the sidelines as they pick up bibs to represent their birth nations. Thirteen teams representing the USA, England, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and the Caribbean will compete for a cash prize. Team points are allocated for a win or draw, marching performance, original uniforms, team chant and attitude.
Netball is one of the most popular female sports in the world, although it still remains relatively unknown in America. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and a strong push is underway for its inclusion as a participation sport.
The game is similar to basketball although there is no dribbling, the ball and basket are slightly smaller, there is no backboard, and players are designated to certain areas of the court. The game is fast, fun and can be played by women, men, boys and girls of all ages, sizes and skill levels.
"We are excited to partner with the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation again this year to bring International Day to the Carson community,” from Carey Dunlop, President of the Los Angeles Waves Netball Club. “It is a great opportunity to celebrate the diversity of our neighborhood and promote health and wellness. Netball is still an emerging sport here in the US, but events like this help us to promote the sport and offer a fun time for the local community at the same time. While this is an international competition, we encourage our American friends and family to come to the park and support Team USA.”
From Jo O’Key, Coach of the Los Angeles Waves, “the netball is always fantastic to watch and this year attendees can watch rugby, listen to live music and indulge in great food being offered in the park. This event is always fun for all the whole family.”
While the tournament is technically non-competitive, the level of play promises to be high with selectors scouting players to represent the West Coast at the netball showcase during the upcoming LA Clippers NBA game at the Staples Center, April 4th, 2010 and during the New York Liberty WNBA game at Madison Square Garden May16th. Tickets for these events are available for purchase during the International Day event and online at www.netballamerica.com
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