Netball and its benefits

Didcot Netball Club
Didcot Netball Club
Didcot Netball Club

Oxfordshire Netball

Oxfordshire has over 1,500 participants in the sport each week.

There are over 30 clubs in the Oxfordshire regions, competing in the Oxfordshire League and the Cherwell and District League.



Playing sport in general has a number of physical and mental benefits such as:

Preventing ill health; many of the leading causes of ill health could be prevented if people were to play more sport and increase their physical activity.

Enhances wellbeing: physical activity can reduce depression and anxiety

Playing Netball

Although netball is a non-contact sport, it is fast-paced and intensive game. Netball is a sport that has multiple physical and mental benefits.

Physical benefits:

  • Improves hand-eye co-ordination
  • Builds up muscle strength and stamina
  • Develops the body’s cardiovascular system
  • Improves the body’s flexibility and nimbleness
  • Burns calories, and lowers body fat if played regularly
  • Improves upper body strength by working key arm muscles
  • Develops depth perception
  • Increases reaction time

Mental benefits:

  • Making and spending time with friends
  • Team work skills
  • Boosts confidence, especially body image
  • All netball role models are real women – important for girls and women
  • Helps people to learn to deal with adversity, through experiencing match loses or injuries
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Pushes you to improve skills