The DOOLEYS Metro League is one of the top netball competitions in New South Wales, offering week in, week out 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, 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.    

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

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.

Netball NSW implements a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (20/12/21)

As New South Wales continues to navigate through the evolving nature of COVID-19, Netball NSW has endeavoured to take the necessary steps to stabilise the game and make the required adjustments to ensure netball remains in a strong position to recover.

With the continued easing of NSW Government restrictions, Netball NSW has approved a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Netball NSW Staff and the use of Netball Central in an effort to promote the resumption of netball and reconnection of our communities, complying with work health and safety obligations, and to ensure a safe environment for all involved in our sport and organisation.

To maintain the health and safety for all athletes including NSW Swifts and GIANTS who train at Netball Central, volunteers, members and staff the decision has been made to introduce a mandatory vaccination requirement for all persons entering Netball Central.

This means to enter Netball Central; it is required:

  • All persons above the age of 16 are fully vaccinated.
  • All persons not vaccinated must have a medical exemption.

Unless acceptable evidence of vaccination is shown to Netball NSW staff, admission to Netball Central will be refused.

This policy applies to all Netball NSW activities that take place at Netball Central including, but not limited to, State Team Trials, Premier League and Metro League.

Given the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, Netball NSW will regularly review the Policy and reserves the rights to amend it as and when required.

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 Key Information for Players to be advised

Registration and Forms

DOOLEYS Metro League - 2022 Team Entry

Registering Team Officials to the competition

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

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.

Click on the link below to nominate your umpires for Metro League. The closing date for Umpire Nominations is Friday, 11 February 2022

1. Complete the google form below. 
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 FINAL Grading

Please click below for 2022 Team Lists

Season Pass & Ticketing Information

Season Passes are no longer available for 2022. Please purchase a spectator ticket each night you wish to attend.

2022 Spectator Tickets will be issued through Teampay and will go on sale the Friday prior to matches from 12pm.

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

Fixtures and Results


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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