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19th Century
Development of netball from basketball

1895
First played in England with wastepaper baskets

1901
The official rules for netball were devised

1949
Full international matches between Scotland, Wales and England

1960
The International Federation was established

1963
First World Championship Tournament held in Eastbourne, England

1988
Youth Tournament held as part of the Australian Bicentenary Celebrations

1995
Netball became a recognised Olympic sport

1998
Netball debuts at the XVI Commonwealth Games in Malaysia

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