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Play Netball Terms and Conditions of Business

Play Netball provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms & Conditions (“T&C”).

When a team, player or group joins a Play Netball, either by phone, internet, email or post, they are forming a contract subject to these terms and conditions with Play Netball and are committing to the duration of at least 1 season (10-14 weeks)

A team shall always be automatically registered into the next/new season unless 2 weeks’ notice of your desire to exit the league has been given by the team captain. If a team does not continue without 2 weeks’ notice to Play Netball (in writing, by post, the website or email) they shall forfeit any deposit taken and be liable to pay the standard match fee for each of the remaining games.

Exit of a league can only take place at the end of the season. The Length of the League varies from league to league depending on number of team participating.

A team enters for an entire season so if a team wants to leave at any point during the season that team will still be liable for the remaining match fees.

The team captain is responsible for all participants playing in the team and all payments/arrears. By entering a team, the captain agrees to this responsibility.

Play Netball reserves the right to refuse entry or exclude any participant, team or organisation from its competition without giving a reason.

Any outstanding match fees owed will be passed on to an external debt collection agency. These teams owing money will also be liable for the costs of recovering the debt.


Registering, does not guarantee entry into a League. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a full refund shortly after if the league is full.

It is the Captain’s responsibility to ensure that all players are bide by the rules and registered with Play Netball. There is no limit on the amount of players you register. Any players that wish to join a team once the season has started needs to be registered also.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older.


No item of jewellery, except a wedding ring and/or medical alert bracelet, shall be worn. If worn they must be taped. No adornment that may endanger player safety shall be worn.

Players must wear suitable clothes and training shoes. Shoe laces must be securely tied before a game. Time allowances will not be given at any point for someone to tie their shoe laces.


Participants/Spectators agree to take full responsibility for any injuries that may occur. Play Netball do not accept liability for any injuries and/or death and all participants play with full knowledge and acceptance of the risks involved. All players play at their own risk and are responsible to take out their personal injury insurance.  No responsibility can be taken for any loss or damage to personal property.

Participants agree and acknowledge, Play Netball does not own or have exclusive occupation of premises used; has little or no control in respect of persons entering the premises (including surroundings and other netball courts) and no control as to how the premises are used and left before/after competitions.

Team Captains are fully responsible for making sure the conditions are safe for their team, if the Captain feels the environment is not safe to play in which could include misconduct, dangers, violence, or similar, then the must advise Play Netball immediately.

All players should ensure their nails are short and smooth before taking to court. This is at the discretion of the umpire. Nails that are deemed too long may result in you not being able to play.

Games are not suitable for players who are over 12 weeks pregnant. This is for your own safety and others around you.


In some circumstances Play Netball may need to and will change match times. We ask all teams to regularly check the website for any changes.

The match fees are determined by Netball Leagues and can be subject to change.

Teams can also pay an upfront cost for the  season, giving a 10% discount. Payment for this must be paid in full before your first game of the season. Installments of this cost is not available. If an money is owed after your first game, you will not be eligible for the 10% discount and the full amount for the season will need to be paid.



If a team is not able to attend a fixture, a 10-0 win is awarded. The forfeiting team will be charged a forfeit fee.

Forfeit fee is £20 – this is subject to change and is expected to be paid before your next game.

1 Season Pass! Our 1 season pass gives new individual teams 10 weeks that if they forfeit they wont be charged (to enable each team has enough)

If a team forfeits twice in one season their place in our league will be under review (Players can be passed over to boost numbers, if players are refused your team is likely to lose its place in the league)

If a team fails to show up with no notice Play Netball will remove them from the league and the team will still be liable for the remaining costs of the season.

In special circumstances and if we are told 2 days in advance of a forfeit then the fee may be wavered.

When a team forfeits, their opposition will be offered a friendly game instead (they will still win 10-0 regardless of friendly result) This is charged at £20.

Should you pay upfront for a season and then forfeit – you lose the match fee for that game.



Website pictures may not always be the actual pitches you will be playing on, they are for display only.

By registering to play in Play Netball, the captain agrees to abide to the rules of the league and will ensure the team are aware of the rules and that they also abide by them.

Play Netball take photos of league winners and teams for display on our marketing martial and online.  Play Netball owns the rights to these pictures and will use them for promotion.  Teams or players must specify when they join the league if they do not what their pictures displayed.

This contract shall be governed by English Law and shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the English Courts.


Please note that Play Netball does not provide any insurance cover for teams to cover for personal injury.

Play Netball  cannot be held responsible for personal injuries and strongly recommend that teams take out their own insurance policies to cover such eventualities.

Play Netball will not be held responsible/liable for any loss or damage for performance of Netball Leagues obligations, or anything outside of Netball Leagues control.

Without prejudice to the generality of our terms and conditions; Netball Leagues will not be liable for negligence or negligent of anyone carrying out work for our company, has no liability for any losses, personal injury or death.

This contract shall be governed by English Law and shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the English Courts.


All umpires’ decisions are final. Intimidation of referees will not be tolerated and will result in further action being taken by the league, up to and including expulsion of offending players and teams from the league.

Play Netball reserve the right to ban or expel any player or team from the league or take any other disciplinary action as it deems appropriate.

Any team knowingly fielding a suspended player will forfeit that game 10-0 and will be liable for the oppositions match fee.

The umpires are amazing. So helpful and informative. It’s great fun and really good atmosphere
Worthing League
The Portsmouth Umpires are so friendly and welcoming. They make the evening really enjoyable. I went as an individual and was really nervous, but really glad I went.
Julie - Portsmouth League
f you are considering joining this then GO FOR's a brilliant, friendly league. A great way to get back into netball. If you register on your own they will put you into a team or if you can get a team of 7 together then even better. You'll love it. Wednesday league is so much fun ????
Becky - Stoke-on-Trent League
Loving this league
Sarah - Swansea League
I live for Tuesday nights now. I love the league.
Plymouth League