Tue 27 Feb 2024 19:38

Ashford Netball League

Ashford Netball League was formed in September 1958 by Mrs Eileen Tredwell and her committee.  Over the years the League played its matches on school courts, grass courts (at Victoria Park) and astroturf (at Ashford Hockey Club) before a collaboration with Kent County Council, Ashford Borough Council, Kent Youth Sevices, Christchurch School and the League led to the development of the Courtside facility in 2006.

The League is an England Netball Registered Member League and all participants must hold valid membership of England Netball.  Full cost of England Netball membership can be found here.

The League comprises a senior league and  junior league, each with its own committee.

Ashford Netball Senior League

The senior league plays matches at Courtside on a Monday and Tuesday evening at 18:30 and 19:55 all year. 

There are two competitions during the year, with the Summer League being the primary competition. We have three divisions.

In the winter months we usually hold an indoor league on a Thursday evening for members of the outdoor league.

Join us

League entry for teams takes place in June and Decemeber for commencement in September and February.  Specific details of the entry process will be posted on the website and our social media platforms.  Entry costs £35 with match fees around £18 plus £12 for the umpire (current in 2023).

Individual players/umpires/volunteers wishing to join should make contact through our Facebook page.

The senior league welcomes players aged 14+.  Younger players may apply to be admitted but must be competent to play in an adult competition.

Walking Netball

In addition, the League has a Walking Netball Group that runs on a Wednesday evening 19:00 - 20:30 all year.  More details can be found by following the link.  

Ashford Netball Youth League

The Youth League is open to primary schools and currently runs at Willesborough Junior School in the Spring/Summer terms.

League entry for teams takes place via invitation to local schools for January for commencement February/March.

Further opportunities

School children: Club training and competition opportunities for school children can be accessed by contacting Breakaways Netball Club or Tenterden Netball Club.  Alternatively, school girls in Years 9 and 10 (2023-24) may attend the free community group hosted by the John Wallis Academy on Thursdays 16:30-17:30.  Contact dcox@ashfordnetball.org.uk for more information.

Adults: there are unaffiliated playing opportunities for players on Wednesday evenings at Courtside through the commercial organisation Play Netball.  Please note that although there is an overlap of venue and some personnel, this is not an Ashford Netball League activity.


Courtside Site Map

For more information or to hire Courtside outside of Ashford Netball League's times please visit Ashford Borough Council here.

Courtside, Stanhope Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 5RN