Grimsby & District Senior Netball League

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Umpiring Netball in Grimsby

Welcome to the website of the Grimsby & District Senior Netball League. This site is the home of Grimsby Netball and you can look at all the up and coming news, fixtures and results.


The Grimsby and District Senior Netball League is a well established ladies league which has been running for over 40 years.  It is held on a Monday and Tuesday evening at Oasis Wintringham, Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby. The league currently comprises of 37 teams which is split into four divisions our current maximum limit is 48 teams.  We have three start times 7.00pm, 7.55 pm and 8.50 pm and each game is played over 4 quarters, 10 minutes each way.  There is no pattern in what day of the week you play one week it can be a Monday then two Tuesdays all fixtures are arranged for you by the Fixtures Secretary.  Any new team entering the league will start in division four.


The Winter league which commences in September each year sees each team play each other twice this is then followed by the Handicap Tournament.  The Summer league usually starts around April and each team plays each other once.  The Jo Laird Memorial Tournament is held in June/July each year.


The league is run by an excellent Committee of volunteers and play by the All England Rules and by the Rules and Regulations and Constitution of the League. All teams within the league must affiliate their players to All England on the 1st September each year and the cost of this is £47.50 per person (2019/20) this includes public liability insurance and each player receives a copy of the Netball Magazine this affiliation also generates a county fee to Lincolnshire who are our regional body and provide various umpiring and coaching courses.

Each team has to pay court fees of £10.00 each week and a Summer League fee of approximately £50.00 is collected from each team in March this is to cover the administration of the league.



Teams participating in the league must provide an umpire each week if you do not have a qualified umpire you will have to arrange for this to be covered.  The Committee does provide umpiring courses.


The league has four meetings a year which have to be attended by a member of each team.  Every year a local charity is adopted and various fundraising events held.


A Presentation Evening is held at the end of the Summer Season each year which is thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

In Memory of a wonderful Lady Jo Laird-Reynolds (Jo Jo), beloved Nurse Practitioner, Chairperson of the Grimsby and District Netball League for 23 years, netball player for Jets, hockey player for Wintringham Ladies, loving wife to Jon, and proud mother of Dougie, Harrison and Callum, sadly passed away on the morning of 15th December 2018 after a very short and unexpected battle with cancer.

Jo's family and friends have set up a tribute fund to hopefully sponsor a puppy in Jo's Memory.  We are looking to raise £5,000 to achieve this.

If anyone would like to make a donation for Jo Laird-Reynolds for Guide Dogs, details are as follows:
Phone 0800 9530113, Please quote tribute fund number 34273531 set up in the name of Joanne Laird-Reynolds.
 Or go to the website -
click on how you can help
Then you will see other titles i.e. fundraise, donating etc....
Click on Donating
Then Donate in Memory
Then Donate in Memory of a loved one
Where it says the person I am remembering use the dropdown and select My Tribute Fund
Name of Loved on put in the tribute fund number 34273531. I put Laird-Reynolds in surname just for clarity.

A guide to the rules of Netball.

The video above has everything you need to understand the game of netball. It must be pointed out that Netball is a none contact sport although you wouldn't necessarily think that after watching a few videos of the game.