I played my first game of net ball today. It’s basically just like basket ball except for a million rules… oh and most importantly you can’t run with the ball.
I found it very challenging, but fun (in a way). I could have done with out the skirt (seriously sexist). My team mates were awesome and gave me a good amount of support during the game that helped me feel more at ease.
The other girls acted like complete bitches. Pardon my bluntness, but seriously, I felt like I was back in high school with a bunch of snotty girls. It was completely off putting for me.
Apparently this is common practice among A grade net ball teams.
It makes me cringe just thinking about it.
While I was living in Toronto I joined a footy team as I had been taking photographs alot, and a new womens team was starting. It was a great way to get some aggression out onto the battle field. I fell in love with the game instantly.
Not sure about this netball though. I felt so restricted. I couldn’t run where I felt, and move my arms when I wanted, intercept a ball when I wanted…and if there is one thing I know about myself, is the more I am restricted, the more I want to break free.
A very basic example of this would be when Mike wrestles me to the ground. I am like a fighting, kicking, crazed animal. I hate to be immobilized, I really loathe it. He’s learned to not do it, on account of some serious fighting instincts that take over.
Anyway, I am getting a little off topic. The netball and I, don’t seem a good fit. Apparently I played very well, but…something about it isn’t striking my fancy.
Afterward Mike had his footy game. They lost today, but I did get some cool photos out of it, and had a nice time chatting to some of the women from net ball team.
I would chuck on a jersey any day and get bashed up on the field, to play the sport again. I get very restless watching, as I wish I could run around with the guys. Women aren’t keen to play here…they don’t have any teams in the country. Which is a serious shame for me!
I’ll just have to make do with taking photos!