All About Our League

About Our League

 

Colchester Netball League first formed in 1953 and is overseen by a small band of volunteers, who facilitate both an adult and youth league, with around 60 teams in the adult league and around 50 in the youth league.

The Colchester Senior Winter League runs from September to April and to enter the adult league you will need to send in your application by the end of June, where new teams are accepted as long as there is a space. You can either go into the bottom division or attend an assessment night if you feel you could play in a higher division.

The Colchester Youth Winter League runs from November to April and to enter the youth league you will need to send in your application form in by mid-October. Players from School Year 3 to School Year 11 are included and generally organised into Divisions by School Year groups where possible and enough teams.

The Adult and Youth summer league runs from May to July with the application deadline in April. The matches are organised by players picking their positions at random, at the start of the match and again at half time.

 

An annual adult pre-season rally is organised in early September and an annual youth league rally is organised in May. The league is a member of the East Essex County Netball Association, with members representing the league at County meetings and sub group meetings such as umpiring and performance.

The league organises subsidised Into Officiating and C Umpiring Award courses annual and facilitates the assessment of C candidates. They also organise Game Management workshops, First Aid and Safeguarding courses when required.

This website includes information on how to join the league, fixtures and results and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the League Secretary.

Adult League Joining Information

You will need to:

  • provide a suitably qualified umpire for the division you are placed in who is prepared to send their name and contact details to the Officiating Lead

  • have a qualified first aider in your club/team

  • have a safeguarding lead and policy if U18’s is included in an adult team

  • bring a club first aid kit to all games

  • be a member of England netball by 1st September

  • pay a league registration fee and team registration fee to Colchester Netball league

  • pay for the cost of the courts which will be billed in two instalments

  • pay your umpire each game £15, and if in division 1-2 provide a side line scorer

  • provide a ball and wear team kit.

 

All the games are played at Highwoods Sports Centre on Monday from 7.00 to 8.30pm or 8.30pm to 10pm.

Full rules are included in the Handbook available on this website.

Youth League Joining Information

You will need to:

  • provide an umpire to officiate at matches, these can be qualified or trainee umpires (with a mentor)

  • have a qualified first aider in your club/team

  • have a safeguarding lead and policy

  • bring a club first aid kit to all games

  • be a member of England netball by 1st September

  • pay a league registration fee to Colchester Netball league

  • pay for the cost of the courts which will be billed in two instalments

  • we recommend you pay your umpire each game £7, and provide scorers if you can but this is at the discretion of each club

  • provide a ball and wear team kit.

 

All the games are played at Highwoods Sports Centre on Thursdays from 7.00 to 8.00pm or 8.00 to 9.00pm.

Looking to join an existing team?

 

Check our League Facebook page where you will find posts from teams who are looking for new players.

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