DOOLEYS Metro League is one of the premier netball competitions in New South Wales, offering week in, week out competition for the state’s most talented netballers, coaches, umpires and administrators.

Competition Information

Team Entries Open - Monday 10 January 2022
Player Registrations Close - Wednesday 9 February 2022
Team Entries Close - Friday 11 February 2022

$125.00 (incl. GST) per player

Played at Netball Central, 2 Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Divisions: 6 Divisions of 10 teams per Division (from Netball NSW affiliated Associations)

Format: Weekly competition, 18 rounds plus 3 week finals series
Division 1 & 2 will play on Thursday Night
Division 3 & 4 will play on Monday Night
Division 5 & 6 will play on Tuesday Night

2022 Metro League Key Dates

10 January Metro League team submissions open
11 February Metro league entries close
11 February Metro League Umpire nominations close
15 February Metro League late entries close ($100 late entry fee applies)
18 February Metro League Provisional Grading released
25 February Metro League appeals close
4 March Metro League Team Officials names due
21 March Metro League fixtures released
28/29 March Metro League Round 1 (Divisions 3 & 4 / 5 & 6)
7 April Metro League Round 1 (Divisions 1 & 2)
12 April Metro League - No Games (Div. 5 & 6)
18-21 April Metro League - No Games
25 April Metro League - No Games (Div. 3 & 4)
13-16 June Metro League - No Games
4-7 July Metro League - No Games
29 August-1 September Metro League Semi-Finals
5-8 September Metro League Preliminary Finals
12-15 September Metro League Grand Finals

For the full 2022 Netball NSW Competitions Key Dates, please head to the General Information page of the Netball NSW website.

2022 Metro League Competition Rules below

2022 Key Information for Players to be advised

Registration and Forms

DOOLEYS Metro League - 2022 Team Entry

Following are the steps to enter a team into the 2022 Dooleys Metro League

1. Netball NSW will communicate with Associations advising that entries to the Dooleys Metro League are open and provide all instructions and links.

Registering a team and players to the competition

2. Associations to appoint one person who will register teams and monitor player registrations. (It is suggested only one Association representative is appointed to register their representative teams to Netball NSW in PlayHQ)

3. Associations should register their teams to the Metro League competition in PlayHQ, instructions and the link to PlayHQ are provided here:
Instructions to Register a Team
Click here to register your team to Metro League in PlayHQ

4. Once the Team Registration is complete, Associations will need to send the PlayHQ player registration link to players of their teams along with the instructions for how players need to register to a team.

 (this is a link you will receive after completing the team registration)
Instructions for Player Registration to a Team

Closing date for Player registrations - Wednesday, 9 February 2022

5. Associations to check all players are registered. Any players who do not register by the closing date will be required to be late registered.

6. Association must complete the team entry form. This form can be downloaded as a PDF and completed electronically. Ensure to save the form before sending)
Team Entry Form

7. Associations submit the complete team entry form to
Closing date for team entries (all steps above must be completed) - Friday, 11 February 2022

8. Netball NSW will respond confirming the entry has been received and will provide the team list from PlayHQ of players that registered to the team in PlayHQ

9. Associations to check and ensure that the team list provided is correct. Any discrepancies should be notified by emailing within 48 hours.

Registering Team Officials to the competition

10. Associations to send the link to Team Officials to register to Metro League.
Instructions for Team Official Registration
Click here for the link for Team Officials to register to Metro League in PlayHQ

All Team Officials should be registered in PlayHQ no later than - Friday, 4 March 2022

11. Netball NSW will check the membership status of all Team Officials who register in PlayHQ for Metro League. Any Team Officials who are not financial members of Netball NSW in 2022, will be determined and Netball NSW will invoice the Association the non-player membership fee.

Nominating Umpires to the competition

12. Umpire nomination
Click here for the link to the Umpire nomination form for Metro League
Closing date for umpire nominations - Friday, 11 February 2022

Late registrations and de-registrations

13. Late registrations and de-registrations > A link will be made available here to late register and de-register players following the close of entries.

14. Netball NSW will provide a registration link from PlayHQ for the players to register to the competition.

15. Once the player has registered to the competition, Netball NSW will allocate them to the team as requested and a confirmation will be sent to the Association official who completed the google form.

1. Complete the google form below. (Google form will be available after the close of entries)
2. Netball NSW will provide a registration link from PlayHQ for the player to register to the competition.
3. Once the player has registered to the competition, Netball NSW will allocate them to the team as requested and a confirmation will be sent to the Association official who completed the google form.

Bench Official requirements for ALL courts on ALL divisions:
Home Team – 2 bench officials
Away Team – 1 bench official

There will be 6 face to face training sessions conducted prior to the season commenting. 
Your new bench officials must complete the Online Bench officials course and then register to complete a training session to be eligible to officiate for you.

Session details – 
2022 Dates will be released in early 2022.

Registrations will open once dates are confirmed in 2022.

Netball NSW will not be conducting any development programs on Metro League in 2022.

Grading and Team Lists

Please click below for 2022 Pre-Entry Grading

 2022 Team Lists to be advised

Season Pass & Ticketing Information

2022 Season Pass information to be advised

2022 Spectator Tickets to be advised

2022 Netball Central Entry Information can be found by clicking on the link below

Fixtures and Results

 2022 Fixtures & Results to come


For more information please contact the Netball NSW Competitions Team:
Claire Dale – Competitions Manager on (02) 9951 5005 or
Kaila Lawrence - Competitions Coordinator on (02) 9951 5075 or

DOOLEYS Metro League Physio coverage is provided by:

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