On Saturday we went to our first netball game, between the Northern Mystics and the Southern Steel. This marked a trifecta for me of sports I wouldn’t have likely seen in the States: rugby, cricket and now netball.
Rules-wise, it’s a lot like Ultimate Frisbee. Or it’s a lot like basketball with no dribbling.
Although the players are pros, it can’t be a very lucrative gig with only about 500-700 fans in the stands.
It was fun to watch… the passing and teamwork are beautiful. But the action is quite jerky… running the ball downcourt is great, but the action basically stops when it’s time to score.
But maybe the best part was Lee brought the Mystics sunglasses we fished out of the bay one night on a walk.