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LSE Netball club is one of the largest AU clubs at LSE and is the biggest all female club. With around 140 members split into 7 competitive teams and a social team we are little community of powerful and intelligent women. Teams 1-3 compete twice a week (Monday and Wednesday) in both BUCS and LUSL (London University Social League) fixtures. Teams 4-7 compete in LUSL fixtures on Mondays. We also offer regular netball training and fitness sessions with dedicated coaches to all of our members, including social members who do not wish to participate in competitive fixtures. We welcome and have teams suited to all abilities from national standard players to absolute beginners who had never even heard of netball before, with a large number of varying teams there is a place for everyone in our club!!
Netball is a great way to get involved in AU sport at LSE and meet loads of new people either on the court or as part of our infamous social presence. Due to Covid-19 the upcoming year is full of uncertainty for us all. Unfortunately, we will not be able to compete in competitive fixtures in Michaelmas term, however we remain positive that by Lent term we will be returning to both BUCS and LUSL leagues. However, this does not mean there will be no netball in Michaelmas term!!! We will be focusing mainly on training in Michaelmas term with friendly matches against our own teams and other nearby universities whilst conforming to government and university Covid-19 guidelines. This will mean that when competitive fixtures return in Lent term, we will be ready to showcase our netball talent!! We will also be as creative as possible to ensure we remain one of the most sociable clubs at LSE whilst putting our members safety first, so expect socially distanced welcome events which are not to be missed!!
As one of the biggest AU clubs we use our platform to empower and encourage our members to use their voices to campaign and engage in outreach and volunteering opportunities. We will be building upon the invaluable work our previous committee carried out in collaboration with the Inter-faith society including sandwich making and toiletry collections for the homeless. Further, we will be actively participating in the Black Lives Matter movement, Black History Month, and campaigns to decolonise the LSE curriculum. The Hands Off LSE movement and Consent Collective are campaigns to reform LSE’s culture and policies regarding sexual violence, with over 140 women in our club this is incredibly important to us and we will be participating in this movement.
So why should you join our Netball club? Because we are a community of powerful young women who help each other reach their potential, whilst always having fun playing netball, keeping fit, socialising and making a difference!! We cant wait to meet all our new members and wipe away those Covid-19 blues!
We offer three different memberships depending on which team you join, members on teams 1-7 purchase a membership which enables access to competitive fixtures (BUCS and LUSL), reimbursement for travel to matches and regular training with a dedicated coach. Members on team 1 pay a slightly increased membership fee to account for extra training sessions. Competitive membership also includes all the benefits of social membership. Social membership offers members regular fitness and netball sessions with a qualified instructor, participation in all of our socials and the opportunity to go on tour. Your membership fee goes toward the running of the club, including the cost of matches, umpires and coaches. LSE netball membership enables you to be part of the biggest all female club within the Athletics Union, you get to represent the club and the university, and become part of a community of powerful likeminded young women who will become your friends for life.
Events and Activities
Over the course of the year we host a wide number of events, including events collaborating with other LSE AU clubs such as women's rugby and men's rugby.
Prospective events include:
- Netball wide welcome event
- Karaoke with other clubs
- Social netball skills session weekly (day tbc)
- Netball weekly fitness class (day tbc)
- Club & Team dinners
- and loaddsss more!!!
The LSE Netball Club is really excited to welcome new members and we've created a dedicated WhatsApp group for any questions you have and to update you on what we're doing. Use the link to join the group and keep up to date with all things LSE Netball!!