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Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully these will answer any question that you may have. For anything else, please get in touch by email through out contact form, or by emailing

What age groups do you take in?

We currently have a junior section which includes girls from year 5 to year 9.  Girls in year 10 and above join our senior section.

Do you have a waiting list?

We do opperate a waiting list.  We invite girls on the waiting list to come for a trial when spaces become free.

There is no waiting list for our senior section, though you will be asked to try out before you being offered a place.

What level of netball is required to join?

We welcome all levels, however our girls play at a high competitive level.  Girls are expected to have a reasonable level of fitness to participate.

What should I wear, and what kit do I need?

For training sessions members should wear the Crystal Palace T-Shirt. Girls should come ready to play in suitable gym kit, with hair tied back and no jewellery. Finger nails should be trimmed short to avoid injuring other players.

For league play, girls should wear the Crystal Palace Netball Club kit.

Items are available to order from our shop.

When & where do you train?

Our juniors train from 6.30pm – 7.45pm on a Wednesday night, with our seniors immediately after them until 9.00pm.

Both groups train at Norwood School.  You can find details of the location here.

Term starts at the beginning of September.  Training then continues throughout the year regardless of school holidays until the end of July.

Can parents stay and watch?

Parents are welcome to come and sit in the hall to watch training sessions.  We also welcome their support at matches and tournaments.

What level of commitment is expected for the club?

We are a competitive club, and expect members to attend all training sessions.  If you are unable to attend for any reason, you should notify Sharron Lewis-Burke by mobile as soon as possible before the training session.

How do I sign up?

Before signing up, you need to be invited along for a trial.  To start the process, fill out a NEW MEMBER ENQUIRY FORM.  We will be in touch to offer you a trial when a space becomes available.

How much does it cost?

Our Juniors pay a league affiliation fee of £30 for under 14s and £35 for 14+.  Training costs are £90 per block of 12 week sessions.

Seniors pay a league affiliation fee of £50 on joining, or at the start of the season, as well as a monthly charge of £20 payable by Standing Order on the first of the month.

The fees are non refundable, and should be paid before the start of the block or month respectively.

What leagues do you play in?

Crystal Palace Netball Club Junior and Senior sections attend many tournaments throughout the year.

Our Under 12, Under 13, Under 14 and Under 16 teams play in the Nonsuch Junior League

Our Senior division has four teams in the North West Kent League from Division 1 to Division 6.  Our Senior CPNC 1 team also competes in division 1 of the Met Netball League.

How can I help the club, or get more involved?

If you want to help fund raising, or have a skill that you think we can put to good use, why not speak to one of the committee or Sharron Lewis Burke.  Alternatively drop us a line through our enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Can boys play?

Unfortunately we can not train boys at this time.