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17th August 2023


The final of the Netball World Cup 2023 between Australia and England was shown on the BBC on 6th August following extensive live coverage of the tournament, all of which is a huge development for a sport which was previously mostly confined to the courts of girls' schools and women's colleges. This photo taken in 1940 of a netball tournament in New Zealand captures the agility and strength required, as well as the appeal to spectators.


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