The DOOLEYS Metro League is one of the top netball competitions in New South Wales, offering a weekly competition for the state’s most talented metro-based netballers, coaches, umpires and administrators.

Contested on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at Netball Central in Sydney Olympic Park on Wangal country, over 60 teams from across the Sydney Metro region battle it out for honours in six divisions. 

Proudly supported by the DOOLEYS Catholic Club in Lidcombe for more than a decade, a host of NSW talent has come through Metro League, honing their skills in the competition before going on to higher honours in the Netball NSW Premier League, and subsequently Suncorp Super Netball via the NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball.    

2024 Competition Information

Entries open - 15 January
Entries close - 14 February

Competition Entry Fee - $137.55/player (incl. GST)
Venue Entry Fee - For information regarding season passes and entry fees, please refer to the 2024 Netball Central Entry Fees, or scroll down to the Season Pass & Ticketing Information section on this page.

Monday - Division 5 & Development Series
Tuesday - Division 3 & Division 4
Thursday - Division 1 & Division 2

2024 Metro League Key Dates 

15 January Metro League entries open
14 February Metro League entries close
14 February Metro League Umpire nominations close
18 February Metro League late entries close ($1000 late entry fee applies)
21 February Metro League Provisional Grading released
28 February Metro League appeals close
1 March Metro League Season Passes go on sale
22 March Metro League fixtures released
9 & 11 April Metro League Round 1 – Tuesday & Thursday ONLY
15 April Metro League Round 1 – Monday ONLY
25 April No Games – Thursday ONLY
4 June No Games – Tuesday ONLY
10 - 13 June Metro League – No Games
17 - 20 June Metro League Pride Round
9 - 11 July Metro League – No Games
15 - 18 July Metro League First Nations Round
2 - 5 September Metro League Semi-Finals
Monday 9 September Metro League Preliminary Finals – ALL DIVISIONS
Sunday 15 September Metro League Grand Final Day – ALL DIVISIONS


For the full 2024 Netball NSW Competitions Key Dates, please head to the General Information page of the Netball NSW website.

2024 DOOLEYS Metro League Competition Rules

Registration and Forms


  • All new bench officials will need to attend a training session

    • They will not be permitted to be a Bench Official if this training session has not been completed

  • Bench Official Training sessions will be in held in Week 1 of the DOOLEYS Metro League

    • @ Netball Central in Waratah Room B

  • A form must be completed to register new Bench Officials



  • Bench Officials who completed training OR re-training in 2023 are eligible to be a Bench Official in 2024



  • Chris Hall ( will ask Associations for a full list of Bench Officials they intend on using in 2024

    • This list of Bench Officials will be emailed an instructional video on e-scoring

      • Bench Officials MUST have viewed this PRIOR to being on the bench for the first time in 2024


  1. In your representative club in the DOOLEYS Metro League Competition, go to the registration tab.
  2. Click on ‘manage’ next to the Participant to Club/Participant to Club Team form and change the end date. At the bottom of the screen, make sure registration visibility is hidden and then click ‘save’.
  3. When you need to late register a player send them the link to the Participant to Club/Participant to Club Team form. You will then need to allocate this player to the correct team.
  4. Once the above process has been completed, please complete the Late Registration/De-Registration google form 
  5. From one week prior to the competition commencing, the Netball NSW Competitions team will process these late registrations and will issue an approval email. Players are not eligible to compete in DOOLEYS Metro League without this approval email from the Netball NSW Competitions team.

PLEASE NOTE: A player late registration is not complete until all the above steps have been completed. All steps MUST be completed by 4pm on the day of play in order for players to be eligible to take the court that night. Players will not be eligible to take the court without the final email confirmation.



  1. Complete the Late Registration/De-Registration google form
  2. From one week prior to the competition commencing, the Netball NSW Competitions team will unallocate the player from your team and will issue a confirmation of your de-registrations. Players have not been de-registered from the DOOLEYS Metro League Competition until you have received this confirmation email from the Netball NSW Competitions team.

2024 Temporary Replacement Player Guidelines below

Grading and Team Lists

Season Pass & Ticketing Information

Tickets available below

Tickets available below

Tickets available below

Information available below

Fixtures and Results

2023 Dooleys Metro League


For more information please contact the Netball NSW Competitions Team: or dial (02) 9951 5000 and select option 4.


DOOLEYS Metro League Physio coverage is provided by:

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