How do the leagues work?
We organise all fixtures and all equipment you need, plus the umpires – all you need to do is turn up! Games are played weekly and, for each respective league, the games are played at the same venue and on the same night each week. You can enter as a full team or sign up as an individual player or small group.
What time will we play each week?
The start time of your game will vary depending on which league you’ve signed up. E.g. a league running from 19:00-21:00 will have start times of 19:00, 19:40 and 20:20. We will try to rotate your start times each week to ensure fairness. We are also happy to take requests if you have any preferences, though they cannot always be guaranteed. 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. 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 depending on the league location, 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 £89 for a 10 game season. Match fees are payable in full before the start of the season and can be paid securely online through Stripe. Invoices can also be raised for payments by Bank Transfer.
What do we need to bring to the matches?
We provide everything you need, from the umpire to match balls and bibs – all you need is some appropriate clothing and supportive footwear. Please note for the time being that teams will be required to provide their own set of bibs due to Covid regulations around kit sharing.
What if it rains?
Our general policy is that games take place come rain or shine! Weather can be extremely changeable and unpredictable in the UK and netball is an outdoor sport.
Only in extremely wet weather, snow or icy conditions will games be cancelled, as a result of outdoor courts becoming unplayable.
In the event of weather cancellations – team captains will be notified as early as possible on the day if a game is cancelled. If you do not hear from us then games will be going ahead. Any cancelled games will be rescheduled for later in the season.
Late notice cancellations – if the weather deteriorates during your match and conditions become unplayable, the decision to abandon the match will be made by the umpires present.
Our team is short for players this week, can you help?
We can always help with fill-ins! The best place to start is on our facebook group (we will email you the link when you register). If you are really struggling, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help by emailing out to the other teams in the league.
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 ask upon entry that you commit to being at every game and we can always help with fill-ins to make up numbers.
If you absolutely cannot make a fixture, a forfeit will be recorded – this means a 15-0 defeat and one match fee will be added to your team statement, this goes towards refunding your opposition for the cancelled match. Any outstanding forfeit fees will be payable at the end of the season and must be cleared before proceeding into a new season.
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 and via your player page. You can also head over to our facebook group where you will find daily posts from teams needing ringers.
I’m looking to get into netball or refresh my skills, is Netbusters suitable for me?
Definitely! We welcome players of all abilities and our leagues are split into Social and Intermediate levels. You may also be interested in our ‘Back to Netball‘ sessions – these give a great introduction to netball within a relaxed training environment and are perfect for a refresher on rules and skills too!