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Scoring a game of Netball

The Team that starts the game with the first centre pass starts on EVENS. As the game starts at 0-0 the total of the score comes to an even number. Please put an E in the box for the team that has the first center pass and a O in the box of the opponent.

The umpire will signal when a goal is scored with the correct hand signal (Arm straight up). Add a goal to the team that scored. When recording the scores please cross out the previous number of goals and write the next number, shown below.

Please then call out the score before the next centre pass is taken so that the teams and umpires know what the score is.

The umpire may ask you who has the next centre pass. This can be worked out by adding the two scores together to find out if the total is an even or odd number. If the score is 6-4 the total comes to 10, so the team on EVEN centre passes takes the next centre pass. In the above example it would be the Red Team.

If the score is an ODD number when added together then it would be the team taking the ODD centre passes turn to take the centre pass.

At the end of the quarter the team that started on EVENS now changes to ODDS and visa versa. EXCEPT- it does NOT change if a goal has just been scored at the end of the quarter and the next centre pass has not been taken before the quarter time whistle is blown.

A good way to remember this is- IF in play change the way.

Bring down the scores into the next quarter box and circle each score. For the example below the ball was in play during the last quarter.

Repeat the process for each quarter.

Circle the final score at the base of the score card.

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