How do the leagues work?
We organise all fixtures and all equipment you need, plus an umpire – all you need to do is turn up! Games are played weekly and for each league, games will be at the same venue and on the same night each week. You can enter a team or sign up as an individual player/ small group.
What time will I play each week?
The start time of your game will vary depending on what league you signed up to and the allocated time slots. E.g a league running from 7.00pm-9.40pm will have start times at 7.00pm, 7.40pm, 8.20pm and 9.00pm. We will try to rotate your start times each week to ensure fairness and are happy to take requests if you have any preferences. All fixtures are published on the fixtures section of our website at the start of each season.
How do we join a league?
To register as a team, please complete the online entry form for your chosen league and pay a deposit of £50 to secure a place. Our league manager will then be in touch. To join as an individual player, fill out a solo registration form and then our league manager will be in touch.
How much does it cost?
Match fees vary between leagues with team costs for a 10 game season starting from £579 (£57.90 per game) – please see the venue pages for full details. The cost for individual players is £82.00 for a 10 game season. Match fees are payable in full before the start of the season and can be paid by PayPal, Stripe or bank transfer.
How do we pay?
Fees can be paid online via your personal Netbusters account in the statement section. We accept Pay Pal, Stripe or bank transfers. You may have a PayPal account from buying things on ebay, but don’t worry if you don’t – you can still pay through PayPal with a debit or credit card even if you don’t have an account. The same applies for Stripe and card details can be entered on this online payment system.
What do we need to bring to the matches?
We provide everything you need, from the umpire to Gilbert match balls and bibs – all you need is some appropriate clothing and footwear.
What if it rains?
Games take place come rain or shine! Only in extremely wet weather or snow will games be cancelled. Team captains will be notified as early as possible on the day if a game is cancelled. Any cancelled games will be rescheduled for later in the season.
What happens if we miss a match?
It is really important that all teams are reliable to help ensure the league runs as smoothly as possible! We would like you to commit to being at every game however if a situation arises in which you really cant make it then a forfeit will be recorded and one match fee will be taken from your deposit and given to the opposition to refund them. This will appear on your statement page.
What happens if the other team doesn’t show up?
If this happens, we will try to arrange a friendly game for you and you will be awarded a 15-0 win. If you don’t play at all then we will add a match fee credit to your team statement and you still will be awarded the 15-0 win.
I fancy playing some more games, is this possible?
Yes, teams are often looking for ringers to help them out each week. You can add yourself to the ringers list on our internal Spawtz system an via your player page. You can also head over to our facebook group where you will find daily posts from teams needing ringers.
Our team is short for players this week and we are worried about losing our deposit, can you help?
Naturally, things pop up and people can be busy on match days. We will always try to help you to find a player, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are struggling or post a message in our friendly Facebook group.
I’m looking to get into netball or refresh my skills, will I be welcome at netbusters?
Definitely, we welcome players of all abilities to our leagues and run specific Social or Intermediate leagues. You may also be interested in our back to netball sessions which are run by experienced coaches who are on hand to answer your questions on rules, game tactics and queries. For more information contact us at email@example.com