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WHAT IS NETBALL?
Netball is becoming more and more popular in many countries all over the world and even more so for UK Netball. It is played by two netball teams of seven players and was originally derived from early versions of basketball in the 1890's. Netball games are 60 minutes long. Variations have been developed to increase the game's pace and appeal to a wider audience. As of 2011, the International Netball Federation comprises of more than 60 national teams organised into five global regions. According to the INF, netball is played by more than 20 million people in more than 80 countries.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF NETBALL
Netball requires the use of many skills such as good hand-eye coordination, agility and strength. It is good for cardiovascular muscles due to the running skills required and in time improves overall fitness.
COMMON NETBALL INJURIES
Netball is not without risks of injuries. The most common types of netball injuries are sprains, bruising, fractures and dislocations and the most common area of injury are the ankle, wrist, hand, finger and knee.
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Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional netball players offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports-related injuries.
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As an alternative for amateur netball players, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection.