/ 14 December 2022

Netball gets a new look

Image source: Randall Foote/Valour
Image source: Randall Foote/Valour

Netball Australia has pivoted on its longstanding uniform code, saying dresses will no longer be mandatory across all levels of the sport. New rules that come into effect on 1 January next year say dresses remain optional, but other choices – singlets, bodysuits, short sleeve or long sleeve shirts, skirts, shorts and long pants, head coverings – are here if players need… The aim is to improve inclusivity and comes after a push by Netball NSW. They introduced uniform options last year following a 2020 review led by netball great Liz Ellis that found the mandatory dresses were turning some away from the sport. “Netball is ever-evolving, and we need to reflect this in all aspects of our game, including uniform choices,” Netball Australia’s Glenn Turner said. Still excluded: the long-nailed…

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