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Netball popularity continues to be on the rise. The recent Commonwealth Gold for the England Roses has seen a wave of players either get back into the sport following some time away or pick it up for the first time. Netball is usually played on outdoor hard courts, but there are indoor sports halls with the right markings where games can be put on around Brighton. Netball only needs seven players on each team, bibs and a ball - these can sometimes be hired from the venue - but it’s always worth checking before arriving. Netball can be enjoyed as a single game among friends or work colleagues and there is a superb social scene connected with the sport. For those wanting a more competitive game, leagues and tournaments are available to join.
Live or work in Brighton and want to get involved in Netball? Check out some of these excellent venues and make sure you score a game!
BACA Sports Centre
Based at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, BACA Sports Complex has netball courts that are second-to-none and cater for players of all skill levels. There are several outdoor courts with posts and all the markings needed for games. It’s possible to book a netball court with Playfinder for a weekly game. Floodlights surround the netball courts to enable games to continue through the darker winter months. If the winter cold snap is too much for you, then BACA has some indoor courts too. Free parking is available for anyone driving to the sports centre and the train station is a short walk away. Showers and changing rooms are available for netball players.
Impulse Leisure Southwick has numerous high quality sports facilities available to hire. The sports hall has netball court markings and the playing surface is of a very high standard. The indoor court means you can play all year round without battling varying weather conditions. Southwick station is only a short walk to the facility which works out well for a gentle warm down after your game.
Dorothy Stringer School has a terrific indoor netball court. The courts are well maintained as the staff take very good care of the facilities. Dorothy Stringer School is a wonderful building that is a must visit. It is very easily accessible as it is within walking distance from the centre of Brighton which has numerous public transport links.
University of Brighton Falmer Campus is based near the state of the art Amex Stadium, home to Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion. The netball courts at this venue include eight floodlit tarmac, non-slip courts. If this wasn’t enough, Falmer Campus is also blessed with a sports hall marked with one netball court giving you the choice to play indoors or outdoors.
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