About Netball Samoa
Netball was introduced to Samoa by Catholic nuns in the early 1940s as a nine-a-side games for schools and was then called “women's basketball”. In 1967, the Samoa Women's Basketball Association was formed, and the game was then played at club level as Samoan female graduates returned from New Zealand, where the game was already well developed. Then In 1972, the game became known as netball, but it wasn't until 1986 that Samoa became an internationally affiliated member of the sport and played its first World Cup tournament in 1991 in Sydney, Australia.
By partnering with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2011, Netball Australia has been able to support the development of the game, whilst helping women and girls to shine in Samoa. Find more information about the current programs where implementing below.