Netball has seen new rule changes introduced in 2016, but could 2017 see arguably the sport’s biggest shake up yet?
Netball Australia are launching a new national league in 2017 and will be introducing a new tactical time out rule to matches. But how’s this for a game changer: in 2018 the league body could give a trial to a revolutionary new rule – a two point shot.
Under proposals from Netball Australia, a new two point scoring zone will be marked within the shooting circle. If a player scores while standing within this zone, their goal will be worth two points.
However it appears that fans of the game may need convincing about the new scoring system; Netball Australia surveyed fans, players and umpires and received a mixed response to the potential changes.
So it appears we still may be a way off from what would arguably the biggest game-changer to netball yet. Check out netball’s latest rule changes to see how the sport has evolved in 2016.