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Now that the latest restrictions sadly do not allow senior leagues to play indoors, Gloucestershire Netball were keen to offer some form of competition for under 18s who are allowed to play indoors.

Resultantly, the 16 – 18 year old league has been created with the first fixture scheduled for 7th November.  The league will be in addition to the junior leagues that are run on Sundays for the under 16 age groups, and thus far six teams have confirmed their place, with many more making enquiries. 

Players need to be EN members and will have qualified umpires for all matches. The matches will be friendly (to be played to the modified rules) and the Restart Guidance fully adhered to.

Les Thomas, Netball South West Competition & Events Lead, has also set up a similar structure at regional level. The region has been divided into the north, south and mid, and 19 teams have entered the new league for 16 – 18 year olds. 

Good luck to all of those involved and enjoy playing in the warm – us adults aren’t jealous at all!

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