Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Wales 2006

First Tournament under auspices of IFNA and FENA.

Israel Netball sent a team to participate in the European Development Tournament in Wales, in February 2006, run alongside the European Netball Championships. It was the first time that Israel has been represented in an international tournament under the auspices of FENA and IFNA.

Following an intensive training period, the Israeli team comprising 12 members traveled to Cardiff, Wales to compete. Israel Netball played against both the Wales and England Development Squads who, despite their lower average age, had much more match experience as reflected in the final scores. Taking into account the disparity in the standard of play, the Israeli team demonstrated great perseverance and received warm support from the audience.

The Israeli players learnt a lot from the games as well as through watching the top-level netball of the championship teams.