Joining NS

Joining Netball Scotland

Netball Scotland is the Governing Body for netball in Scotland.  Our vision is that one day in the near future, netball will be the first choice sport for women and girls in Scotland.  To achieve that goal, we require to increase our profile, increase our membership, develop strong and well supported clubs throughout the country which includes well developed volunteers, and of course continue to field successful teams on the International stage.

Netball is a great sport for all ages and abilities, whether you haven’t played for years, you are just starting out, you have been playing club netball for some time, or you are at the top of your game on the International stage.  Why?  Not only does netball have the obvious physical benefits (have you seen our Scottish Thistles?!) it is a sport that teaches skills like agility, coordination, team work, communication, decision making, resilience and determination – to name just a few.  It is also way more fun than the treadmill, let’s be honest.

Netball really is open for all; school kids learning our Fun5z fundamentals programme then moving onto either InstaNet or the full 7-a-side game – club, District and College/University competitions and programmes, Bounce Back to Netball where the ethos is “rock up, get fit and have fun”.  We also have a Walking Netball programme, a slower version of the game adaptable across all ages and abilities.  We have coaching, umpiring, officiating, and volunteering opportunities, and of course, the pinnacle, wearing that Thistle dress and playing for Scotland.

The best way to paint this picture is by saying “you are buying a brick to build a stadium”.  What do we mean?  Without our member community, we would not be able to provide Development Academies, our Performance programmes, our competition structures, our coach and umpire education programmes or our National and International events. 

As a member of Netball Scotland, you are contributing to the successful delivery of all of these things.  And for that, we thank you!

There are lots of fantastic reasons to be part of our member community.  

As a player…

  • You will be part of a strong organisation which ensures a safe, inclusive, and fun environment across our network of 180+ member clubs, for you to enjoy our sport.
  • You will find coaches qualified to national standards, ensuring a high quality of training and experience.
  • You will have opportunities to play in robust competition structures across our partner Local Associations, National competitions and Performance pathways. 

All members have…

  • Our Education Team to provide support and advice on coaching, umpiring, and officiating.
  • Our Development Team to provide support and advice to clubs on all aspects of governance, safeguarding and development.
  • Our Performance Team to provide support and advice to all #FutureThistles on performing at their very best.
  • Access to our comprehensive education calendar for coaches, umpires, officials and volunteers.
  • Access to coach development workshops, programmes, and qualifications incorporating the UKCC qualification framework.
  • Access to UKCC subsidy from sportscotland.
  • Access to CPD workshops including online learning.
  • Access to all Netball Scotland events and International
  • Access to an exclusive discount for all Strathclyde Sirens Vitality Netball Superleague home games.
  • Access to member exclusive offers and promotions through our partner bodies and brands.
  • Priority access to Netball Scotland event tickets.

Plus, you benefit from…

  • Comprehensive insurance packages
  • Regular news from around the community through e-newsletter, our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and the Netball Scotland website 

It has never been easier.  In August 2016 we launched our new and improved Online Members and Events Portal a.k.a. the Azolve system.

Our GoMembership Portal is the hub of all things Netball Scotland for our members;  completing affiliations (be that club affiliations, individual affiliations or school affiliations), as well as booking onto coaching and umpiring courses, and entering into our National competitions.

If you are a Club looking to join Netball Scotland:  please contact with your Club name, and Club Secretary name and email address.

If you are a School (Primary or Secondary) looking to join Netball Scotland:  please contact with your School name and your netball staff’s contact information.

If you are an individual member looking to join Netball Scotland:  you can head straight over to our GoMembership Portal (click on the image above to be redirected) and complete our New Member Sign Up process.  You can of course contact the Netball Scotland office also to talk this through.

*Previously been a member of Netball Scotland and looking to renew after time away?  Simple!  Again, contact Netball Scotland via and we will sort out your old username and password for you*

We look forward to hearing from you!