Here at Netball Squad, we love netball clubs so much we made a whole map of them. Here are 10 highly compelling reasons for you to join one right now.
1) Anyone can do it
There are so many clubs, leagues and divisions that there’s something for everyone. Lots of social netball leagues are a pretty similar standard to some of the club leagues so you won’t feel out of your depth when you start.
2) You get to train with your team
— Becca Stanbury (@becca_stanbury) August 25, 2015
Clubs generally train on a weeknight and play matches at the weekend. Training together makes so much difference when it comes to the matches.
3) You’ll have a coach
— EN Coaching (@ENCoaching_) September 19, 2015
I think this is the best reason to join a club – if you want to improve at netball, you’ve got to get some coaching. Coaches will be able to analyse how you’re currently doing things and help you improve.
4) It’s great value for money
Club fees are usually about £200 for the year, which works out about £25 a month for all the matches and coaching. Way better value than a gym membership!
5) There are great socials
Merry Christmas from the OPA girlies 💚🎄🎉 pic.twitter.com/nTmfncttxq
— OPA Netball Club (@OpaNetball) December 20, 2015
As well as the regular post-match sessions, there’s Christmas parties, end of season parties, tournaments abroad…
6) It makes you want to get fit
— Sky Sports Netball (@SkyNetball) April 14, 2016
You don’t need to be super fit to play netball, but it gives you something to train for – every time you go for a run, you know it’ll make those 15 minute quarters a little easier.
7) You get kit
A photo posted by Lucy Ann Watson (@lucyanwatson) on
I absolutely did not choose my club based on how nice their kit was. That would be silly.
8) You get a new squad
9) You care about the league
— Natalie Morris (@Nmozz) April 9, 2016
Winning the league means being promoted to a higher division, so you’ll find yourself bookmarking the league website and getting really into stats all of a sudden.
10) It’s basically a women’s networking group
Forget going to Meetup groups or work networking events – I’ve met way more interesting, fun people through my club than I have done anywhere else.
Ready to get involved? Find your perfect club on our netball map.