• No. 1 for Social Netball in Gloucestershire

About Us

BRIDGET BEARDSLEY

I have been playing netball since the age of 11, when I was dragged kicking and screaming into the school team because of my height!  Since then, I represented the county, and University, and was selected to play for the BPSU national team, played National League and was taught to shoot by the amazing Anne Sargeant while living in Sydney (Anne was the former captain of Australia).

On my return from Australia and enthused by the amount of social netball there, decided to set up Netball Fun League in 2009. It’s hard work, but so gratifying. Our Back to Netball program has been exceptionally successful in getting women back to playing the sport. Since September 2016 we have re-introduced over 200, many of which are now playing every week in our leagues.

In my spare time (not that I have too much) I like to get out and about with Nick in our caravan accompanied by our dog Hovis. I also love being a little bit “crafty” a bit of sewing, making things etc.

Getting women back to playing netball, some for the first time in many years is what drives me, makes me proud

Netball Gloucestershire - Bridget Beardsley
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NICK WALLBANK

I come from a marketing background and have over 20 years experience as a graphic designer in the retail sector. I must admit I never thought I would be involved running a social netball organisation… let alone playing the sport too. Have to say though, I have grown to love netball, have made some fabulous friends along the way and am proud of what we have achieved since our launch some 7 years ago. I am chiefly involved with the marketing / website side of the business but also umpire and play in matches every now and again.

I’m a bit of a musician in my spare time. I like to compose and record my own music at home. Love cooking, especially asian food. I also am a wedding photographer. Have been addicted to House of Cards/Sherlock/Mr Robot… only watched 10 mins of series 1 of Game of Thrones!

Like Bridget I love being involved in bringing people back to playing the sport or working with new teams/players on improving their game

We believe that netball is for everyone, whatever your standard or your fitness. We try and make sure that you are playing in the correct division for your standard, and if we get it wrong, then we will move you. It’s all very flexible, and focuses on ensuring your Netball Fun League experience is a positive one.

Bridget & Nick

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  • JOINING AS AN INDIVIDUAL

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    Be a Ringer

    From time to time teams may struggle for players, sickness, unavailability etc. To assist with this Netball Fun League has dedicated “Ringers Groups” where teams can post an appeal for a player/which position/how much/venue etc. If you are playing for a team you can request to join our “Ringers Group” check out the “Finding Players” link in “Members / Support” links in the main website navigation.

  • YOUR COMMITMENT AS A REGISTERED TEAM IN A LEAGUE

    1. Committing to the Whole Season

    Registering a team and joining a Netball Fun League involves committing to the whole season. If you are unable to complete the season for whatever reason, you are still liable for the match fees until a replacement team is found.

    2. Conceding Matches

    If a team cannot find enough players for a particular match and have to concede, then they will be charged the match fees of £26.95 and the game is conceded 15 – 0. If a conceding team gives less than 24 hours’ notice, they will charged the oppositions match fees in addition to their own match fees. A team may only concede one match in any one season at Netball Fun League, and will incur a £30 fine if they concede more than one in a season. Don’t worry, we have some great ways to find substitute players if need be.

    3. Cup Final Night

    At the end of every season the final fixture is a Netball Fun League Cup Final Night. As a registered team, you are committed to attending and taking part in this. The Cup Final Night is like a mini-tournament in which all teams in your division play against each other for ‘The Cup’. It is also the time when League Winners, Runners Up and Player of the Season awards are given out. Read all about Cup Final nights here

    A copy of the Netball Fun League Terms and Conditions can be found here