Wikipedia:WikiProject Netball

WikiProject Netball
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Welcome to WikiProject Netball! Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Netball. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you have a passion for netball and wish to make Wikipedia the world's foremost reference on netball like the rest of our participants, then add your name to the participants list below. Read the section below labelled How to help or enquire on our talk page. For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProjects and Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices.

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WikiProject Netball aims to create, expand and update all articles relating to netball, including:

  • International and domestic teams
  • International and domestic competitions
  • Netball biographies
  • Governing bodies
  • Major venues
  • Rules
  • Netball by year
  • Netball by country

The WikiProject also aims to develop and maintain templates, infoboxes, navboxes and categories to assist with content and article organisation. A Netball Portal will also be maintained.

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Feel free to add yourself to the list below.

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The assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's netball-related articles. Editors can also request an assessment of a netball-related article there.

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Please use the project talk page to discuss any issues you would like to raise. Comments on the layout of the project and Portal are more than welcome.

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The aim of the project is to collate and develop consistent and attractive articles that are easy to find and read.

Getting started
  • Add articles to the project by adding {{Netball}} to the article's talk page
  • Expand and improve existing netball-related articles
  • Increase the number of well-written netball-related articles
  • Expand the biographies on every woman who has played Test netball
Further development
  • Maintaining Category:Netball and sub-category structures
  • Developing templates, infoboxes and other tools to help Wikipedia display and make better use of content
  • Providing Portal:Netball and Current sports events with up-to-date information for international matches and provincial competitions
  • Updating Recent deaths and Current sports events when notable netballers pass on (As newspaper obituaries are usually written when a netballer dies, it is also an opportunity to write up and improve the Wikipedia article on that player.)
  • Coordinate efforts and peer review articles

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The following infoboxes are in use in Wikipedia's netball-related content:

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Netball is a non-contact, generally indoor sport similar to, and derived from, basketball. It is usually known as a women's sport. It was originally known in its country of origin, the United States, as "women's basketball". Invented in 1895 by Clara Gregory Baer, a pioneer in women's sport, it is now the pre-eminent women's team sport (both as a spectator and participant sport) in Australia and New Zealand, and is popular in the West Indies, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.

With netball the most popular sport played by women in Australia and New Zealand, both countries have a semi-professional domestic competition receiving wide media coverage. The women's game is played internationally at a high level, with Australia and New Zealand undoubtedly the world's strongest teams; whilst not attracting much public attention, there are representative men's netball teams. Netball involves many technical and physical skills. Players use their height advantage to either shoot for goals or defend them ... (more)