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About Player Positions in Netball

Each player in netball plays an important role in the team. For those who need refreshing of 7-a-side netball we have put together a profile for each player positions which includes their abbreviations (marked on our bibs), their allocated areas and a bit about what their role is within the team.

 


Goal Keeper  (GK)

Allocated Area: Own goal third which includes the goal circle.

Role: The Goal Keeper works with the Goal Defence and aims to stop the Goal Attack and Goal Shooter from scoring. They also take the throw ins from the goal line.

 

Goal Defence (GD)

Allocated Area: Centre third and own goal third including the goal circle.

Role: The Goal Defence aims to intercept the ball and reduces the effectiveness of the opposing Goal Attack.



Wing Defence (WD)

Allocated Area: Centre third and own goal third but are not allowed in goal circle.

Role: The Wing Defence aims to look for interceptions and prevent the opposing Wing Attack from feeding the circle



Centre (C)

Allocated Area: Anywhere except the two goal circles.

Role: The Centre position takes the centre pass and links the defence side of the team to the attacking side.

 

Wing Attack (WA)

Allocated Area: Centre third and opposition goal third but are not allowed in goal circle.

Role: The Wing Attack feeds the ball to the circle which gives them opportunities to shoot.



Goal Attack (GA)

Allocated Area: Centre third and opposition goal third including the goal circle.

Role: The Goal Attack works closely with the Goal Shooter to score goals



Goal Shooter (GS)

Allocated Area: Opposition goal third which includes the goal circle.

Role: The Goal Shooter's main role is to score goals.

 

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