Established in 1958/59 initially as a youth League and then
extending to include corporate teams, the Walsall and
District Netball League is celebrated its Diamond Jubilee
in 2018 its 60th anniversary! The league has gone from
strength to strength as every season passes, seeing more
teams entering, and offers competitive netball in the area
to women and girls of all ability levels. At present, the league
has 38 teams in 5 divisions in the midweek league
and 31 teams playing in 4 divisions in the
The League was named the ‘Walsall and District Netball League’
as they have teams entering each season from all around
the West Midlands region. The League’s home for 28 years
was at the Manor Netball Centre, Wednesbury, and only
moved to its new home, the newly refurbished Phoenix
Collegiate West Bromwich at the start of the 2018/19
Over the years the league has also held fundraising events,
formed the Brenda Bell memorial tournament, and
supports the development of umpires for the county.
Along with this the committee has battled to keep the
League going with numerous facility hurdles to conquer.
Without the dedication of its volunteers spanning 60 years,
netball in the area simply wouldn’t be as thriving as it is today.
To find out more about the Walsall and District Netball
League visit the website here: https://walsall-netball-league.co.uk/