NOW an‘England Netball’ accredited venue!
Play netball – any day that suits you.
Here at Willows Sports Centre, we can’t get enough netball! We run leagues every day of the week except Saturday, so whatever your other commitments, there should always be a day that suits you.
We have teamed up with England Netball to offer their ‘Nets’ brand of the game. Though we’ve played the game at the centre for 20 years, England Netball have recently merged with the Indoor Netball Association to brand our version of the game and help promote it.
In addition to the ‘Nets’ game, we also offer the more traditional 7-a-side game, played on a bigger court and under the basic rule format played by so many at school and in other venues.
Whether it’s for the winning, or the taking part
With over 15 netball divisions, there’s definitely one to suit your level of experience. Whether you’re super-competitive or haven’t played netball for years, everyone’s welcome and we can help you find the right netball league for your team.
Join a netball league, and then just turn up
We’ll organise everything for you: equipment, umpires, bibs, fixtures. All you need to do is get a netball team together and enter it into one of our leagues. Within each league there are usually various divisions, so teams are organised by experience and ability.
Even if you haven’t got a team, put your name down and we’ll help you find one. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, get fitter and do something more interesting with your evenings or weekends.
Shout about your results immediately
Our fantastic online results system and plasma screen scoreboards mean that as soon as the final whistle blows, the result will be immediately posted to our website and Twitter profile. So you can share the highs and lows of your team’s performance with the World, and keep an eye on the results of your rivals.
Watch the best shots, goals and gaffs with our Action Replay cameras!
There’s not many places where you can play netball and then watch all of the action on big screen in the bar afterwards, let alone watch it all back online direct to your mobile device, tablet or PC, but at Willows you can!
Using state of the art cameras and software via My Action Replay, we’re taking your netball experience to the next level!
LIVE Scoring coming soon ….
Using our action replay cameras and easy-to-use player registration terminal, it’ll soon be possible to see the goals you score on a match timeline as it happens! Not only that, but when you score, your name will appear on the big screen scoreboard and we’ll have instantly updated goal scorer boards!
It’s coming this summer ….. be the first to benefit and get your players registered in your ‘My Willows’ portal now!
There’s more than one way to play!
Ladies Traditional 7-a-side Netball
This is the traditional game of netball involving 7 players, women only. 7-a-side leagues are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (all year around) and Thursdays (April – September). Click here to register your interest in playing.
Mixed 6-a-side NETS
Fast paced and fun, with teams made up of men and women. 6 a-side is currently available on Sunday lunchtimes and Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings. This game lends itself to the Fast-Net form of netball with two point shooting, restarts from under the posts and new simplified positions of attack, defence and link! Click here to register your interest in playing.
Ladies 5-a-side NETS
A fast and energetic game of netball on a court enclosed by netting, so play never stops! This version lends itself to the traditional game with 1-point shooting, alternate restarts and traditional positions, minus the wings. This is our most popular version of netball, so come and see what all the fuss is about. 5-a-side is women only and leagues run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Click here to register your interest in playing.
Ladies 6-a-side NETS
Fast paced and fun. 6 a-side is currently available on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday evenings. This game lends itself to the Fast-Net form of netball with two point shooting, restarts from under the posts and new simplified positions of attack, defence and link! Click here to register your interest in playing.
Girls’ 5-a-side NETS – Under 14 and Under 18 leagues
New to the centre, this league is currently available on Friday evenings after school/college. Your chance to play NETS with two point shooting, restarts from under the posts and new simplified positions of attack, defence and link! Ideal for groups of school/college friends. Click here to register your interest in playing.
Back to Netball Sessions
Not played since school? Apprehensive about playing again?
If you’ve not played netball for a while and would like a friendly, low-key reintroduction to the sport you once loved, come along to our weekly Back to Netball sessions and join in the fun! We provide a coach/umpire who will run the netball activities and help you with skills and techniques. Have fun and meet new friends in a relaxed environment without the necessity to play every week. Simply turn up and play!
Join our Facebook group to get involved!
Sessions run weekly on Sunday lunchtimes and cost just £3 per person. Come on your own or bring some friends. Contact the centre for the current session times and dates.
Find players and be found …
Join our Netball Player Pool on Facebook!
“People are 8 times more likely to get involved in Netball through social media” source – England Netball
Whether you’re a team looking for new players to bolster your squad, or an individual looking to find a team, we have the perfect way for you to get what you’re looking for.
Join our new ‘Netball Player Pool‘ Facebook Group and advertise for players for an upcoming game, or find a team to play for. Simply search for the group on Facebook, ask to join and then you’re good to go!
Girls’ Netball – Let’s find England’s NEXT Generation!
Join in the fun with our school-age netball leagues and sessions
Willows offers girls the chance to get involved in the wonderful game of netball, have fun, and stay fit and healthy throughout their school-age years. With organised leagues for primary school aged girls and teenagers, or our Just Play sessions, there’s an opportunity for you. If you’re a parent, why not get your daughter involved with her friends?
NEW Walking Netball
Fridays 11am weekly – Join our Facebook Group and get involved!
Walking Netball has evolved from a growing demand for walking sports. Often, one of netball’s strengths is that people never forget playing the sport and the memories as well as the love for the game never leave.
Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.
From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.
Women the length of the country have begun playing the game of Walking Netball for the fun, laughter and camaraderie the social session brings, as much as the health benefits on offer. It can give those who feel isolated an outlet, provide an activity for those who don’t deem themselves fit enough to run anymore and offer a stepping stone for those looking for a pathway back into netball.
For more information, or to let us know you’re coming along, contact us today.
Great netball facilities, that are only getting better.
We’ve got up to three 5/6-a-side netball courts, and one 7-a-side netball court. They are all floodlit, indoor carpeted courts, so you can enjoy playing netball in all weathers and at all hours.
There are also changing rooms and a bar where you can grab a drink and a bite to eat before or after your netball match. Just what you need if you’re rushing straight from work, or if you just want to celebrate (or commiserate) with your team mates afterwards!
Thanks to generous funding from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Willows Sports Centre is now newly refurbished. So starting today, you’ll benefit from new facilities and equipment, and if you haven’t visited for a while you won’t even recognise the place!