An article penned by Sally Peck in Fridays edition of the Daily Telegraph blames the child obesity crisis on netball !
Her reasoning is the game apparently still has the ‘Joyce Grenfell, jolly hockey sticks’ image.
Apparently when asked to name their favourite sports netball ranked in the forty first in their preferences.
She went on to list dull P. E. lessons and poor diet as factors but to actually state “ Netball is a ridiculous sport – it’s sissy basketball, seemingly designed for dainty flamingos who don’t want to break a nail.” strikes me as cheap lazy journalism.
What do you think?