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The New Zealand netball team train 3 times per week as a team but everyday individually for 2 hours. Whereas the Scottish netball team have fewer training sessions, they have 2 days per week for 3 weeks then 2 weeks off where they only train with their club. And the Scottish netball team do not have any set training they are instructed to do individually every other day. Each of New Zealand’s training sessions last 3 hours as well as the Scottish netball team’s but with New Zealand having more training sessions they have more time training than the Scottish athletes. With New Zealand training 9 hours per week as a team and 8 hours per week individually they train in total for 17 hours per week and at 52 weeks every year. Whereas the Scotland netball team train for 6 hours per week and only train 32 weeks out of the year. The comparison in amount of training done over the year is huge and would have a great impact on performance levels and the standards athletes would be at. This amounts to the New Zealand netball team training 884 hours per year whereas the Scotland netball team only train 192 hours per year. The total number of hours they train is 1076 per year and Scotland can only claim 17.8% of the total training over the year, whereas the New Zealand team can claim 82.2% as shown below.

This shows just how much more New Zealand train than Scotland. And this is also due to funding as Scotland do not have a lot they can not plan to train every week that often as they do not have the expenses to pay for facilities.

Also in the questionnaires the captain of the New Zealand netball team said they get taken away on training camps whereas the Scotland team doesn’t always get taken away. The training camps that the New Zealand netball team go on are paid by New Zealand netball however the Scottish athletes have to pay for it themselves. This could be a disadvantage for some athletes as they could be very talented but come from a family who does not have all this money to spend on training camps resulting in that athlete not going. That lack of funding could stop a very talented performer from developing.