Evening League 2023/24
About the Evening League
Croydon Netball League runs the Evening Netball League on Monday evening at Shirley High School, Shirley Church Road, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 5EF. The Evening League has been in existence for over 34 years and its main aim is to provide additional opportunities for teams of different skill levels and experience to compete in matches from September through to April each year (matches are split into Part 1- September to December and Part 2 - January to April).
The Evening League is a competitive but friendly league with the emphasis on good play and sportsmanship rather than a battle to finish "top of the table". To this end new players and teams are encouraged to take part as it offers a variety of levels of play without the pressure to collect points. To reflect this, CNL awards a trophy to the most sporting team for both nights at the end of the season.
The Evening League is an excellent opportunity for new teams and players to play, good experience for players who have come back to the sport after a break (Back To Netball), training sessions for current clubs and for trainee umpires to practise their skills whilst working towards their C Award.
The matches are played at 7.30pm and 8.20pm, with three matches being played at the same time. The matches are 40 minutes in duration and are not centrally timed. The cost to enter the Evening League is usually £120 per half season depending on the number of teams entering. All players wishing to play in the Evening League must be affiliated to England Netball. Teams must arrange their own umpire.