Junior 5 a side netball league
Barnes Rocks Lane is the original venue for Friday Night 5s, hosting the first football league game in 1995. Understanding the need to offer a netball version for keen junior players, Rocks Lane launched Friday Night 5s Netball in 2013.
Now with over 50 teams playing every week it has become a popular weekly fixture for the local South West London community.
Built on Friendship, Fair Play and Fun – our Friday evening junior 5-a-side leagues take place at the Rocks Lane Multi Sports Centre, which features a Café, Children’s Playground and Changing Rooms.
From the moment the first whistle blows at 4.30pm, the atmosphere of fun and camaraderie is palpable amongst the junior teams, with matches played over 5 courts it’s an exciting weekly occasion for parents and players alike.
The Autumn season starts on Friday, 4th September 2020 and runs for 15 weeks through to 18th December. There are no matches on 30th October due to half term.
New Rules Due to Corona Virus:
Team size & spectators
A maximum squad of 6 players should be brought to each match to play 5 a side with one sub or six a side by agreement of both teams, attending with no more than 2 adult supervisors. They should arrive 5 minutes before their scheduled kick off time and go and stand outside their pitch ready for their game to commence, not interacting or warming up with other teams before play. Teams leaving the pitch should be allowed space to come off safely. Teams should arrive though our main entrance and leave promptly after the end of their game through our rear exit gate via Barn Elms.
Fixtures – on website and app
App name: Friday Night 5s
Please check your fixtures on our website or app regularly and before coming to the game so you know where to go.
Bibs – available to buy
Netball bibs will be available to buy in the clubhouse or teams are welcome to bring their own, as sharing of non-sanitisable items is not recommended at the moment.
Netballs – available to buy or rent
Netballs will be available to rent or buy from the clubhouse and if rented will be sanitised between users.
We ask for handshaking and high fiving to be avoided and also for any shouting/verbal encouragement to be kept to a minimum.
Sanitising of customers, site and equipment
The site will be sanitised before the start of the event and the umpire will open and shut the pitch gates. Please bring your own hand sanitiser and clean the squad members hands before and after the game.
Social distancing of players before and after the game and spectators at all times to be adhered to as per Government guidelines.
Clubhouse and facilities
The pavilion will be open for take away snacks and drinks. Please observe the social distancing markings whilst queuing. The outside toilet adjacent to the clubhouse will be open for use.
The car park will be open but please endeavour to use a minimum amount of cars so as not to congest the area. The buses run smoothly through Barnes. There is plenty of parking nearby in the B1 parking zones. Please see the RUT website for further details. The changing room will be closed.
Exiting the site – back gate
Please exit the site through the rear gate .
Please bear with us and adhere to the above recommendations which will be reviewed following the half term break.
Any comments or feedback always welcome!
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We often hear from parents and children that Friday Night 5s Netball is a very different experience to what they might encounter in a typical junior league. Friendship, Fair Play and Fun are the values of Friday Night 5s netball because they are so important to those who takes part.
The five-a-side format, based around Friendship of players of a similar age, helps create this atmosphere. Friends come together to design, manage and play in a team that is truly theirs: choosing their own team name, designing their team badge and, if they wish, having their own team strip too.
Our Match Rules and Code of Conduct for Players, Parents and Coaches are there to champion Fair Play in the spirit of the sport and ensure Fun for all – win, lose or draw. Umpires assess all matches for Fair Play and a Fair Play Award is given at the end of every week.
Friday Night 5s Netball started off Friday Night Fives in Barnes in 2013. Today we regularly attract almost 140 teams in total every Friday evening across our West London locations. It’s an incredible buzz.
The league officially kicks off at 4.30pm every week. Matches last roughly 40 minutes and our experienced team of umpires and coaches ensure everything runs smoothly whatever the weather!
Friday Night 5s netball teams of all ages that are keen to progress their abilities can work with one of the coaches we have available at Friday Night 5s Barnes.
We run private and open netball coaching classes throughout the week for school year 3 and upwards across all our Rocks Lane venues. A team looking to improve their skills and tactics can have a private coaching class during the week and put the new skills they have learnt into action during their Friday Night 5s match at Barnes, with the same coach providing in-game guidance and advice, as part of our Match Day Manager service. It’s a fantastic way to learn and try out new skills! To find out more about coaching please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about coaching here.