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ALL New Friday Nets Leagues!

If you’re looking to get some pre-weekend fitness, why not enter a team into our new Nets leagues on Friday evenings? Choose our U18 or Ladies’ leagues and enjoy fast and energetic netball each week against like minded opposition.

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  • Matches between 5pm – 6.30pm U18 and 6.30pm – 8pm Ladies
  • 5-a-side
  • Fees – £18.50 Ladies and £15 U18

For more information please call the centre on 01332 204004 or click here.

JOIN IN ON OUR OPEN EVENING ON FRIDAY 25/9/2015

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NEW Action Indoor Cricket Season starts September!

PLAY 8-A-SIDE INDOOR CRICKET THIS AUTUMN!

As the Summer draws to a close and the threat of long, dark and rainy evenings becomes ever more a reality, another Indoor Cricket  season approaches.

Willows Sports Centre’s Indoor Cricket leagues offer your team quality entertainment for the months ahead. Not played for a while? Forgotten how much fun Indoor Cricket can be? Well here’s a brief reminder.

At Willows Sports Centre, we have three superbly carpeted indoor cricket courts on which the fast and fun Aussie game is played. Our leagues are fully administrated – all fixtures, league tables and statistics compiled for you leaving you simply to turn up and play each week. An umpire is supplied and we can also supply bats and gloves should you require. Large plasma scoreboards and a fully interactive web and social media presence will complement your enjoyment of playing!

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Our leagues usually consist of seven or eight divisions, each of 6-8 teams. Teams’ ability and standard ranges from those who play cricket at a high standard to those who enjoy the social side of the game more than actually playing it! Whatever your team’s ability, we have a division suitable for you.

Our new autumn leagues begin in late September and run through until the New Year. For more details of how to enter your team, please contact us via email, or call us on 01332 204004.

Try NETS with your workmates!

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It’s Netball, but not as you have known it!

If your impression of netball is of that you once played at school on wind-swept Tarmac courts, or in drafty sports halls, think again!

Willows Sports Centre has teamed up with England Netball to bring to you the opportunity to play it’s newly branded ‘NETS’ game.

Played on superbly carpeted sports courts with tensioned netting keeping the ball in play and floating hoops, this game is for one and ALL! Anyone can play, it really doesn’t matter whether you’ve played before or not.

Join us for our ‘Nets’ Open Evening in March, play the game and then cheer on our Derby Nets team as they take on a team put together by England Netball!

For more details of how to play, click here

 

 

 

New Netball Leagues for Spring 2015

Fancy giving netball a go this spring? We have leagues to suit all standards of players, from social and recreational teams, to more experienced elite players. We run leagues every night of the week and also have the following new leagues starting very soon!

7-a-side Summer Off-Season League

Tuesdays & Thursdays from April onwards. New, existing and lapsed teams all welcome. Great for teams who play their traditional 7-a-side games elsewhere in the winter and want to keep their fitness up through the summer months. Alternatively, if you play 5-a-side currently, why not give the traditional game a go as well over this limited time period? Click here to register your interest.

NEW Monday Social 5-a-side League

Ideal if you’ve not played for a while, teams from workplaces, or have never played 5-a-side before. Starts February 2015. Limited places, click here to get playing!

NEW Midweek Mixed 6-a-side Nets!

England Netball’s Nets branded game provides a fantastic opportunity for social mixed teams to play the game. Teams of men AND women compete in our highly enjoyed mixed format, complete with 2 point scoring, fast restarts and new positional zones! Click here to get details of our Open Evenings.

For more details of any of our netball leagues, or if you’d like to get involved playing and you don’t have a team to play for, contact us and we’ll get back to you asap!

 

 

England Netball announce Nets brand!

England Netball is delighted to announce that we are introducing a fabulous new version of the sport, Nets!

As part of the new format we can also confirm that England Netball has now merged with the Indoor Netball Association to be able to deliver the best possible product for our netball lovers across the country.

The Indoor Netball Association (INA) is a voluntary organisation that has been promoting grassroots participation and managing teams representing England internationally. Over the last 18 months a close collaboration has formed between the INA and England Netball; this has already seen England Netball recognising Indoor Netball as a form of the game.

Along with England Netball, they are now pleased to announce that the two organisations have agreed to merge.

The Indoor Netball participants and stakeholders will continue to influence the development of the game through an Advisory Group reporting directly to the England Netball’s Board.