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Wigan 'Back to Netball' League

Wigan 'Back to Netball' League

About the Wigan Back to Netball League

The Wigan ‘Back to Netball’ League is an opportunity for women to progress from Back to Netball sessions into a more competitive environment and become part of a team, without the commitment of joining a club. Fixture dates are once a month at Leigh Indoor Sports Centre with teams having an allocated timeslot for their matches.

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NOTE: Once the season has started on January 19th, NEW players must be registered via the 'NEW PLAYER REG' tab on the website. Until the season has started, team admins should register players in the usual way.

League Format

  • 3 divisions of 6 teams (maximum).
  • Teams will play 2-3 games of 16 minutes each month in their allocated time slot (8 minutes each way).
  • Timeslots will be 9-10:15am, 10:15-11:30am, 11:30am-12:45pm and will be rotated each month for the 3 divisions.
  • The league will be run over a 5-month period.
  • £25 for each fixture date (can be paid on the day), or click here to pay for a fixture date/s online.
  • 3pts for a win, 2pts for a draw, 1pt for a loss.

Rules & Regulations

1a. Representatives for each team must be present for their timeslot, with the teams not playing providing a scorer/s for the matches being played. (In divisions of 5 teams, the team not playing must provide 2 scorers (1 for each court). In divisions of 6, the 2 teams not playing must provide a scorer for 1 of the matches being played. (1pt penalty for a team not providing a scorer for a game).

1b. When scoring a match, scorers are advised to shout out the score after each goal scored. Guidance notes on how to score a netball game can be found in the documents section on the league website. How to Score a Netball Game?

1c. Teams must register at least 8 players for the season. Each team organiser must set up an account on the league website to register players. A link to do this can be requested from the league administrator.

1d. Team sheets will be available at the desk and on the website. These must be completed and handed in by all teams prior to their matches starting, with borrowed players listed. (1 point deducted if this is not completed prior to the start of your team's first match starting).

1e. Teams can play 2 non-registered players per month, but those players can only play WD or WA and these players must be put in the correct 'borrowed players' section on the team sheet. *see below

1f. A player can only be borrowed for 2 fixture dates each season. *see below

1g. Players cannot play down a division. *see below

*Infringements regarding these rules will result in any goals scored by the offending team being wiped out.

1h. In the event of both teams playing non-registered players, or borrowing players from a higher division, then result will be 0-0 and both teams will just receive 1 point for the loss.

1i. Teams must have a minimum of 5 players to start the game.

1j. If a team does not turn up for their fixtures, a 5-0 win will be awarded to their opponents. (The 1 point usually received for a loss will NOT be awarded).

1k. If you cannot field a team for the month's fixtures, then 48 hours’ notice must be given to allow us to notify teams and amend fixtures. Failure to do so will result in a further 2-point deduction.

Promotion and Relegation

  • Teams that finish top of division 2 and 3 will be promoted. The team that finishes top of division 1 will be the league champions for that season.  
  • Teams that finish bottom of divisions 1 and 2 will be relegated.

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