Netball America Hosts the Cambridge University Netball Team

Philadelphia, PA, August 26, 2012 --( Netball America in conjunction with its members, the Pennsylvania Netball Association will host the Cambridge University Netball Team visiting from the United Kingdom.

Location: Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19111
Date: Sunday August 26th
Time: 12pm to 4pm.

"This is a great opportunity for the game of Netball in America. Netball is played by over 20 million people worldwide and Netball America is the first to get Netball in at grass roots level in the USA. This includes recent partnerships with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, New York City Housing Authority and the President's Challenge Program, which is in support of the President’s Councilon Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative," said Sonya Ottaway, President of Netball America.

Contact us if you’d like to be involved with this event. Contact Stacy-Ann Bentley, Vice President of East Coast Operations at for further information.

"The Pennsylvania Netball Association is excited to be hosting such a prestigious university to help our local athletes develop their Netball skills further. With the popularity of mainstream sports in America, it's a great opportunity for you to witness an up and coming sport right here in Philadelphia," says Pennsylvania Netball Assn President, Stacy-Ann Bentley.

What is Netball?
In 1995 Netball became a "recognized" Olympic Sport and it's history can be traced back to Professor James Naismith, who invented basketball. Netball is similar to basketball although the rules, equipment and team numbers are slightly different:
· No dribbling;
· No running with the ball;
· No contact;
· 7 players per team;
· Ball must be passed within 3 seconds;
· Players are designated to certain areas of the court;
· Ball and basket are slightly smaller and there is no backboard.

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About Netball America Inc.
Netball America is the premier national Netball organization in the USA, is dedicated to the development and growth of Netball in the USA. We are focused on showing how Netball creates an exciting atmosphere of participation and supports individual progress while encouraging team unity. Netball America seeks to have Netball included as part of the core curriculum for educational systems throughout the USA as a way of promoting good health and aiding in the education of youth. Netball America is the National Governing Body for the 2013 World Netball Festival and Team USA Netball. Netball America is a not-for-profit (501c(3)) association and has members in 27 US States.
Netball America
Sonya Ottaway