BY IAN HARKIN
International netball was officially born on August 20 1938, when a team representing New Zealand, took on an Australian selection in Melbourne in what would go down as the first ever test match. Australia won convincingly 40-11, which wasn’t at all surprising, given the New Zealanders were used to playing quite a different nine-a-side version of the sport. It wasn’t until 1957 that a standardised set of international rules was first drawn up, then three years later, the International Federation of Women’s Basketball and Netball Associations was formed and they officially adopted these rules. This cleared the way for the staging of the 1st World Netball Tournament, in the English town of Eastbourne in 1963.
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