England Netball Archive

Scope and Content

Records of England Netball and its predecessors from the foundation of the The All England Women's Net Ball Association in 1926 with some material up to the present day.

Main series of records include:

Annual reports 1927-2016 (EN/CP/1)

Annual General Meeting minutes 1929-2001 (EN/CP/4)

Council minutes 1929-1999 (EN/CP/2/11)

Committee minutes at EN/CP/2

Rules of the game, training for umpires and player development 1919-2011 (EN/RU)

Netball Magazine 1933-2016 (EN/CR/2)

Records of competitions, domestic and international 1949-2000s (EN/CM)

Scoresheets for domestic and international matches and tournaments 1949-2017 (EN/CM)

Press cuttings 1938-2003 (EN/MD/3)

Audio visual recordings of games 1990s-2000s (EN/RE)

These records were collated and catalogued as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund project in 2016 celebrating 90 years of netball: http://www.ournetballhistory.org.uk/ led by Project Officer Helen Carter with assistance from Tasmine Castle and volunteer Elizabeth Sartori.

Administrative / Biographical History

The All England Women's Net Ball Association was formed in 1926.

Netball had been introduced to England in 1895 with 'wastepaper baskets hanging on the walls of a students' gymnasium' (programme for AENA tournament 1957, EN/CM/1)

The county championship was introduced in 1932 (Essex won), and International matches started in 1949. The first World Tournament was in 1963.

In 1983 the association became a registered charity.

It has been known as:

All England Women's Net Ball Association 1926-1935, and for a further period between c1940-1944

All England Women's Association for Net Ball and other Hand Ball Games 1935-c1940

All England Netball Association c1945-1982

All England Netball Association Limited 1983-present

Access Information

Original available for consultation by appointment

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright in the slides at EN/P is labelled as AENA

Appraisal Information

On 10 July 2018 Sheelagh Redpath of England Netball visited to identify duplicates. She removed extra copies of the following:

EN/CM/2 Box 1 1987 Programme x 1

EN/CM/2 Box 1 1995 Programme x 2

EN/RU/3 Box 1 Cola Skills award - Red Ring Binder 1998

EN/RU/3 Box 2 Duty of Care 2001 x 1

Custodial History

Tranferred from England Netball, Hitchin. Cataloguing was carried out as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to England Netball, 2015. Helen Tyler, Project Officer.


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