Social Sport

Our Social Sport programme offers free, competitive sport that allows participants to play sport socially. You can represent your Department, Society and/or as a group of friends.

Our Netball Social Sport league offers you the opportunity to play regular competitive sport on your terms.


  • Sunday 7.00 pm - 7.35 pm 
  • Sunday 7.35 pm - 8.10 pm 
  • Sunday 8.10 pm - 8.45 pm 
  • Sunday 8.45 pm - 9.20 pm

Free* to join, it is a great way of getting to know people, keeping fit and having a break from your academic studies.  Games take place in the Netball Centre.

*The leagues are free but each team is required to put down a £20 refundable deposit which will be returned as the league finishes, provided the team adheres to the league rules and policies. 



  • Matches will consist of four 6 minute quarters with a 1-minute break in between each quarter.
  • Teams must be at the venue at least 15 minutes before their match time.
  • Matches can be played with a minimum of 5 players- but this does not force the other team to play with 5, it is your responsibility to bring a full team and not the oppositions responsibility to change the playing numbers down to 5.
  • Teams can play matches with a maximum squad of 12.
  • Court rules will follow the England netball rules. These can be found at the link; (
  • Mixed netball - A maximum of 2 males may be on court at the same time and they must not be in the same third at any time (e.g. you may play a goal shooter and a goal keeper but not a wing attack and a goal shooter). If a male is to play as a centre then there can only be one male on court at a time. 
  • Nails and jewellery will be inspected to ensure there is no risk of injury - please be aware. 


  • If a team withdraws from the upcoming match a walkover score of 10-0 will be awarded against the team that has not turned up.
  • Informed Walkover:If a team withdraws from the upcoming match, they must contact the team they are due to play at least 2 hours prior to the start of the match.
    • If this occurs 3 times the team will be removed from the league
    • Uniformed Walkover:If a team does not inform the league coordinators that they are unable to attend more than 2 hours prior to the start of the game, they will lose their deposit.
      • On the second occasion they will be removed from the league


  • If unacceptable court side behaviour occurs from teams or spectators, they will receive one warning. If the behaviour continues they will be sent away from the courts.
  • If unacceptable behaviour continues at more games, then there will be a penalty of points docked. (amount of points TBC).
  • Players who argue with umpires will receive one warning then will be sent off court if the behaviour continues.


  • Must not distract the participants in any way
  • Never ridicule a player during or after a match for making a mistake during matches.
  • Must show respect for all players and their opponents
    1. Action will be taken if this is not adhered to.

G. Deposits:

 Deposits to be given back at the end of the semester unless:

               a). There is verbal abuse to players/referees

               b). Players have been reported for malicious foul play

               c). Teams do not give an uninformed Walkover

               d). Teams arrive persistently late


Get involved

Sign-ups for Semester 2 will go live at 5.00 pm on Monday 29th of January for Departments and Societies. For individuals or groups of friends, sign-ups will go live at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 30th of January.

You will need to have downloaded the Lboro Sport app in order to play:

Lboro Sport on IOS (App Store) 

Lboro Sport on Android (Google Play) 

Sign up today