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New netball league launching in Burntwood

A new netball league is launching in Burntwood.

It is being organised by Leagues4you, an organisation that already operates similar competitions elsewhere in the country.

The league will start at Burntwood Leisure Centre in April.

League development officer Emma Edmonds said the popularity of the sport has risen due to the recent success of the England netball team.

“We’re passionate about getting people back into sport and make playing as hassle free as possible,” she said. “We take away a lot of the barriers that prevent women from taking part, so more people can go from couch to court.

“Our leagues work well as a feeder league into the England Netball affiliated leagues, we have had lots of teams who we’ve put together go on to enter the local league and climb the divisions.”

The scheme is open to anyone over 14, regardless of ability, fitness levels or age.

Emma said: “Within the league we sort out court hire, umpires and the required kit such as bibs and ball. Teams will play once a week on a Tuesday at Burntwood Leisure Centre, from 7pm to 9pm starting in April.

“There are several matches running throughout the evening, game start time will vary on a weekly basis depending on fixtures.

“You can join leagues as a team, small group of friends or individually. Many of our teams are a group of likeminded people who were once strangers.”

The cost will be £32 per team for each match.

A refresher session is also taking place on 2nd of April for players who want to try netball out before the league launches.

For more details and to register as a player or team visit the Leagues4you website.

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