IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Home Advantage in Three National Netball Competitions: Australia (1997-2007), New Zealand (1998-2007) and England (2005/06-2008/09)

Listed author(s):
  • Pledger Megan J

    (Victoria University of Wellington)

  • Morton R. Hugh

    (Massey University)

Registered author(s):

    Home advantage was evaluated using data from three national netball competitions: The Commonwealth Bank Trophy which ran from 1997 to 2007 in Australia, The National Bank Cup which ran from 1998 to 2007 in New Zealand, and The Co-operative Netball Superleague which ran from 2005/06 to 2008/09 in England. Mixed models were used to analyze the goal advantage in playing at home, and both resampling methods and mixed models were used to analyze the probability of winning at home. In Australia there was a significant overall goal advantage in playing at home of 1.9 goals, 95% CI (1.0, 2.7). This value is small compared to the average score for a home team of 53 goals per game. Only in 1997 and 2006 were significant goal advantages evident, both of value 3.3 goals, 95% CI's (0.5, 6.1) and (0.6, 6.0) respectively. In the Australian competition, across all years, there was a significantly higher probability of winning at home, p = 0.54, 95% CI (0.51, 0.56). For New Zealand and England there was neither a significant home goal advantage nor home win advantage. These are unexpected results as netball is derived from basketball which has been shown to have a large home win advantage.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: For access to full text, subscription to the journal or payment for the individual article is required.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 1-18

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:bpj:jqsprt:v:6:y:2010:i:3:n:1
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    Order Information: Web:

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    in new window

    1. Gajewski Byron J, 2006. "There's No Place Like Home: Estimating Intra-Conference Home Field Advantage in College Football Using a Bayesian Piecewise Linear Model," Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, De Gruyter, vol. 2(1), pages 1-26, January.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bpj:jqsprt:v:6:y:2010:i:3:n:1. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peter Golla)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.