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Netball: It's Not Just for Girls According to Go Mammoth
Netball has traditionally been thought of as a sport for girls. That perception is increasingly being turned on its head as more and more men are signing up to join mixed netball clubs across the country
"In the last year (and especially since the Olympics) we've seen all our sports increase in popularity and netball continues to be one of the highest demand for us. So much so we've opened seven new leagues in the last year and will be opening three more in the coming season."
Go Mammoth currently organise two mixed netball leagues (http://www.gomammoth.co.uk/
"When we first ran the mixed leagues we weren't sure how it would go down with the men or the ladies but the leagues have been really well received and the level of play is great. Who knows, in the future we might be running men's only leagues."
In the past year Netball has been enjoying an increase in popularity in the UK amongst young professionals. Media coverage ranging from Radio 1 coverage to ITV's "The Only Way is Essex," has brought the sport firmly into the public eye. This is despite it narrowly failing to make the cut for the summer's Olympic games.
Go Mammoth has conducted research through Facebook on the popularity of Netball in the UK. They had some surprising findings:
● More than 270,000 people list netball as a hobby.
● More than half of netball players are aged between 18 and 40.
● Just under a quarter of these are men, and almost half are single and heterosexual.
● 85% of male players in the UK are based in England.
● 7000 of these male players are located in London.
As the interest in men's netball continues to grow, the sport itself will continue to evolve. This can only be good news for its players and for those looking to take up a fun sport that will get them fit too.
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