The Malling and Maidstone Netball League is a local netball league that was first established in 1967, when it was known as the ‘Maidstone and District Netball League’ and based at the Y Centre in Loose.
In 2002, we moved to our new home at Aylesford Bulls Rugby Football Club and with the help of lottery funding from Sport England, we built 5 outdoor courts with floodlights – making us the only purpose built netball centre in Kent!
MMNL is managed by the League Committee. The Committee meet once a month and are committed to managing the affairs of the League as it sees fit on behalf of its members. The Committee’s objective is to promote interest and support people participating in netball in the Malling and Maidstone area.
We currently have 85 teams, spanning 8 divisions with 700+ members playing four nights a week in our summer and winter leagues. We attract all levels of netballers; from the first time player to the more seasoned one.
All players and umpires are affiliated to England Netball, who’s playing rules we adhere to.
The divisions are played on the following nights:
- Monday – Division 2 & 3
- Tuesday – Division 4 & 5
- Wednesday – Division 6 & 7
- Thursday – Premier & Division 1
Matches last for one hour and are made up of four quarter hour periods. The early match starts at 19:15 and the late match starts at 20:35.
Matches go ahead regardless of the weather. The only exceptions are when the courts are too dangerous to play on, i.e. ice, snow or water logged. Please refer to the Inclement Weather Policy for further information.
In addition to our adult league, we run youth netball training on a Sunday morning for young people in Year 5 to Year 11. Players able to play adult level netball are filtered into the adult league teams where possible. We also have a mentoring team available to anyone who would like to take up umpiring, or qualified umpires who would like support in achieving the next level of their umpiring qualification.
As a League, we don’t run coach led training sessions as teams/clubs manage their own training. However, we do run our own initiatives at intervals throughout the year, with our most popular being the Spring/Summer Boot Camps that take place during the breaks between the Winter and Summer League’s (April and August), which take place on a Wednesday evening for 4 consecutive weeks.
This Winter Season sees us celebrating our 50th Year Anniversary. Look out for the various events and activities coming up throughout the year to celebrate this milestone in our Calendar of Events!