World netball controlling body has changed its name from the International Federation of Netball Associations (Ifna) to the International Netball Federation (INF), according to its website www.netball.org
The UK-based organisation says the changes capture the transformation of the sport through competitions such as Fast5.
“The most obvious change is the move from Ifna to INF, which brings netball in line with the other major sports governing bodies. The INF’s new logo has a crescent-shaped ‘holding device’, with the acronym INF, forming the shape of a netball.
“In the core of the logo, there are bands of colours to reflect each of netball’s five global regions. The colour scheme reflects netball embracing diversity, and the bold, professional design reflects the sport’s desire to achieve excellence,” reads the website.
The new logo will be rolled out across the federation’s member associations, including the Netball Association of Malawi (NAM).
NAM president Rosy Chinunda was not readily available yesterday for comment. National coach Griffin Saenda yesterday said he would wait for INF communication.
The Malawi Queens are among INF’s top teams in the world ranked fifth globally.