International netball tournament to be played on Costa del Sol

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NETBALL: The Marbella club recently played the British Army in Gibraltar

NETBALL has never been more popular following the English team’s first ever win over the Australian’s in Commonwealth Games.

An international tournament started last Thursday in Gibraltar with the national teams of the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Israel and the United Arab Emirates as well as Gibraltar taking part.

On June 2, the Marbella Netball Club is hosting their fourth international tournament at their home courts at Laude International School in San Pedro de Alcantara with nine teams having entered into the competition.

Entry to view the competition which runs from 9am to 3pm is free and as well as teams from Madrid, Marbella, Manilva, Mijas and other Spanish towns, there will be three British clubs sending over competitors as well as a team flying all the way in from Ghana in West Africa.

Netball is a small friendly fraternity which is growing in popularity throughout the Costa del Sol and the Marbella team which plays every Monday from 7pm to 9pm at Laude International is always looking for new members.

The team was set up in April 2007 after a group of mothers with children at a local school got to together to play netball. Today they have a good mix of abilities and ages and really can cater for everyone’s level.

The club has developed and grown and is proud to have a fully affiliated team the “Jets” playing in the national Gibraltar league and they also play regular friendlies with other teams set up along the Costa del Sol.

Follow them on Facebook or Twitter @netballmarbella and remember that this is a game that can be played by all ages and abilities.

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