The following information is a guide to new teams entering the Grimsby & District senior Netball League. Please read and digest.
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 10 in divisions one, two and three and 7 in division 4 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 10 minutes each quarter. 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-Reynolds Memorial Tournament is held in June/July each year.
The league is run by an excellent Committee of volunteers and play by the England Netball Rules and by the Rules and Regulations and Constitution of the League. All teams within the league must affiliate their players to England Netball on the 1st September each year and the cost of this is £47.50 per player over the age of 18, reduced for players U18 (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 beginners umpiring course.
The league has four meetings a year which have to be attended by a member of each team and an Annual General Meeting in September. Every year a local charity is adopted and various fundraising events held.
A Presentation Evening is held in July each year which is thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
If you wish to have more information or help on how to join our league, please email: secretary@grimsbynetball