Netball Scotland's Local Associations
Since the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, our membership has seen an increase of over 40%, the Scottish Thistles have climbed the world rankings from 12th to 9th and qualified for the Netball World Cup 2019, we have successfully launched the UWS Sirens franchise, and this year we have seen the highest ever number of teams entering the Scottish Cup.
It is important as the game continues to grow in Scotland that we are able to deliver successful, safe and fair leagues in each region. Local leagues are often the first point of call for new or returning participants in our sport, so it is crucial that we capitalise on this opportunity to continue the development of our sport.
Local Associations are local organising committees that run many local leagues across Scotland, providing regular netball in a well governed, safe and fun environment.
Local Associations range in their offerings to support opportunities for both young and advanced players e.g. some associations offer both Junior and Senior league competitions, while others offer BBN recreational opportunities.
Below is a list of Local Associations affiliated to Netball Scotland.
Aberdeen District Netball Association
Ayrshire Netball Association
Borders Netball Network
Central Netball Association
City of Edinburgh Netball Association
Dundee Netball Association
Dumfries and Galloway Schools Netball Association
East Renfrewshire Netball League & District Squad
Glasgow Netball Association
Highlands & Moray Netball Association
Lanarkshire Netball Association
Orkney Netball Association
Shetland Netball Association
Netball Scotland work in partnership with Local Associations to ensure they receive up to date information, support and guidance from the Governing Body and the Regional Development Team.
Netball in Scotland continues to rise, and it is the local opportunities through local leagues that often are the first port of call for new and returning participants to our sport.
The Local Association Toolkit is full of information and material to help you get started or support your Local Association further.
It is also important the members within Local Associations are informed and respectful of the Netball Scotland Policies. All affiliated members should adhere to these policies while participating in the sport. Policies can be found below:
- NS Respect Policy
- NS Social Media Policy
- NS Equality Policy
- NS Transsexual people playing netball in competitive leagues
- NS Child Wellbeing & Protection Policy
- NS Dispute Resolution Guidelines
If you, or a member who is linked to your Local Association has any concerns please contact Netball Scotland for support and advice.