October 21, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 5/9/2014

"I think it's cool because there's a sport dominated by women for once."

-- Ayanna Brown, of Miramar

Sneakers squeak on the court. There are quick passes, blocks and steals, and making a goal almost always requires hitting nothing but net.

But this isn't basketball, it's netball, the sister sport played primarily by women and girls in Great Britain, the Caribbean and Australia. Netball enthusiasts in the U.S. hope to raise the game's profile here and they're counting on ambassadors such as 11-year-old Candace Ramsay, whose team from Kingston, Jamaica, was invited to play last month in the Florida Netball Classic's junior tournament in Delray Beach.

Candace wanted American girls to know that netball was a lot like basketball, with this key difference: "Girls can play some boys' sports, but netball is a girls' sport only."

Read more at the AP.

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