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

Saturday League.

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

season.

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/

 

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