These 4 Netball Facts Will Inspire You To Play The Game!

Yep we know – it can be pretty intimidating joining a social sport, but these five facts about the sport will hopefully inspire you to make that additional few clicks and sign up to one of our social sports leagues:

1) 150,000 adults play social level netball in the UK

That’s pretty impressive right? Even Hillary is impressed. What also may surprise you is that many of our social netball members that join our leagues on their own and end up making friends for life.

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2) You’ll burn over 450 calories a game

Netball is a full-body workout but unlike the gym, playing social netball makes fitness FUN! You’ll sweat and have a great time doing so!

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3) Over 500 men play social netball in our leagues

Who said it is just a ladies game? The popularity of GO Mammoth mixed netball keeps on growing! Are you a guy and want to give it a go? You’ll be in good company.

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4) Over 500 players have rated GO Mammoth as Excellent on Trustpilot.

Want to play social netball but worried you’re not going to like it? Yeah we understand. A lot of our members felt like you when they joined.

So want to give social netball a go but want to know why you should play with GO Mammoth? Here are 10 reasons why you’ll love playing netball with us

Ready to play netball with us:

London – Play Netball in London
North East
Play Netball In Leeds | Play Netball In Sheffield
North WestNetball In Liverpool | Netball In Manchester
ScotlandNetball In Edinburgh | Netball In Glasgow
SouthPlay Netball In Oxford | Play Netball In Portsmouth | Play Netball In Reading | Play Netball In Southampton
South EastPlay Netball In Brighton
South WestPlay Netball In Bath | Play Netball In Bristol | Play Netball in Exeter
WalesPlay Netball In Cardiff

Read more netball content from GO Mammoth:

Here are 10 reasons why you should play netball with us
10 things everyone who played netball at school will relate to
The netball rules changed in September – check out the latest additions!
Check out the ultimate netball training drill

“I Met My Fiancé Playing While Dodgeball With GO Mammoth”

What made you decide to play dodgeball?

Well my friend Melanie’s boyfriend was playing dodgeball with another company and she wanted to give it a go as well, and thought she would asked me to join in. I thought it would be a good idea as being a French lady in London, it would be a cool way to meet other Londoners, broaden my horizons, be social and play some sport too. I also watched the movie dodgeball before I signed up.

So tell us the story about how you met your fiancé Ciaran playing dodgeball?

When Melanie and I paid for our first GO Mammoth dodgeball league in Chelsea, we received an email from you guys with details of our team-mates. I was single at the time, so Melanie and I decided to look down the list of our team mates to find out more about the details of them. I saw Ciaran’s name on the list and wasn’t too familiar with Irish names so didn’t know whether we was a guy or a girl!

But during the first game things clicked between us and after the game, our team headed straight to the pub, we sat next to each other and chatted throughout the evening. The next week, however, I was a little annoyed, as he had to miss the game due to a late work meeting.

But our third dodgeball game fell on Valentine’s Day and Ciaran was back. We played our game, went to the pub again, chatted for ages and organised our first date for the following week!

So all it took was two dodgeball games for us to hook up!

You should have seen our priest’s face (who’s marrying them) when he asked us how we met. When we said dodgeball brought us together, you should have seen his face. Our wedding won’t be dodgeball themed though.

How many dodgeball leagues have you played for and in which areas have you played in?

We’ve played in Chelsea Academy in Fulham – I remember there was a great pub on the corner, then we went and played in an outdoor league in Putney and now we’re playing close to Ciaran’s office in Kings Cross. We’ve played 5 or 6 seasons in total now.

My current team is made up of Ciaran’s charity worker colleagues (Ciaran works for charity Action Aid) and they call me the “Business Girl” as i run a jewellery company. Also my last name is Jamet, so my nickname in my team is Jamet Dodger (like the biscuit)!

Aside from Ciaran, what’s the best thing about playing dodgeball with GO Mammoth?

I love meeting new people and playing dodgeball with GO Mammoth I met people from completely diverse backgrounds – they have different experiences and stories. I kinda like that. I also like the game. It’s a lot of fun!

Do you recommend playing dodgeball if you’re single?

Yeah! I think it’s good for your energy – it lifts you up. You might not find ‘the one’ at your game, but because it’s such a feel-good game, you’ll have a great time whether you meet anyone or not.

Do you have any top tips/tactics/advice for playing dodgeball?

Don’t worry if you’re throw isn’t the best – just improve your catching technique! If you can catch you’ll be an amazing asset for your team.

Also make sure you’re team gets custom t-shirts designed for your games. It will make you even tighter as a team.

And finally…what would you say to anyone that is one the fence about playing dodgeball with GO Mammoth?

It’s fun! There isn’t many fun things you can do during your weekdays. It’s as good as watching a good movie in the cinema. Just give it a go.

Ready to play dodgeball with us. Select your London league:

Aldgate East
Angel
Barbican
Clapham Common
Hammersmith
Kings Cross
London Bridge
Marylebone
Shoreditch

Read more dodgeball content from GO Mammoth:

Watch Twitter take on Google at dodgeball
Dodgeball personality quiz: What kind of player are you?
The 10 best GO Mammoth dodgeball team names ever

3 reasons why playing dodgeball is the best way to meet new people!

1) Dodgeball is the ultimate icebreaker – say goodbye to those awkward silences!

Okay so there are now plenty of social apps out there designed to help people make new friends, but one thing they can’t help you with is breaking the ice when you’re meeting people for the first time.

The first time you step into one of our dodgeball venues, you’ll immediately be greeted and welcomed by one of our friendly dodgeball league reps, before stepping out onto the court with your new team mates for several sets of a fun social sport!

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Simply put, your first GO Mammoth dodgeball game will minimise the awkward silences of meeting people for the first time and maximise your fun!

2) When you hit our partner bar for the first time after you’ll all have a shared experience to talk about!

We’ve all been there – when speaking to new people for the first time, you immediately try to find your common interests, which can mean that initial conversations can become  stilted, awkward and slightly stressful!

This doesn’t happen at GO Mammoth dodgeball, because after each game, the majority of our members head to our league’s partner bar (where you you’ll get a great discounts on drinks) and you’ll immediately have something in common to talk about – your first dodgeball game!

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Your team will be sharing stories of their awesome throws, catches, and of course, dodges, before the conversation moves onto tactics for next week’s game. Ice…broken!

3) You’re new friend network will extend beyond just your team!

Ever noticed that one of the weird quirks of Facebook is sometimes (if you haven’t messed around with your settings) you’ll spot posts from the friends of your friends (aka people you don’t know!) pop up in your news feed.

But when playing dodgeball with GO Mammoth, the people you don’t know from week 1 (ie. players from other teams) you will know by the end of your season! When our dodgeball players hit our partner bars, their opponents on the dodgeball court soon become their friends in the bar!

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Simply put…forget using apps to meet people. Playing dodgeball will give you a great new social network.

Why not give it a go?

Ready to play dodgeball with us. Select your London league:

Aldgate East
Angel
Barbican
Clapham Common
Hammersmith
Kings Cross
London Bridge
Marylebone
Shoreditch

Read more dodgeball content from GO Mammoth:

Watch Twitter take on Google at dodgeball
Dodgeball personality quiz: What kind of player are you?
The 10 best GO Mammoth dodgeball team names ever

Volleyball Inspiration: Best Spikes From Earvin N’Gapeth

Looking to improve your attacking game? This video from Epic Volleyball – which has been viewed almost 1m times – features the top 20 spikes from one of the biggest and best volleyball players in the world, Earvin N’Gapeth.

Top 20 best volleyball spikes – Earvin N’Gapeth (Rap N’Gapeth)

 

Want to play volleyball with GO Mammoth in London?

Find your nearest volleyball league

Watch Twitter vs Google in a GO Mammoth dodgeball game!

Find out what went down when Twitter’s T-Birds took on Google’s Dodgy Nads in a GO Mammoth dodgeball league game in Kings Cross and discover why both teams love playing this sport!

GO Mammoth Dodgeball – Twitter vs Google

Has watching this got your ready to start dodging some balls? Get started by selecting your league below:

Play Dodgeball in Angel | Play Dodgeball In Barbican
Play Dodgeball in Clapham Common |
Play Dodgeball in Clapham High Street |
Play Dodgeball in Kings Cross |
Play Dodgeball in London Bridge |
Play Dodgeball in London Bridge: Marlborough Sports Garden |
Play Dodgeball In Marleybone | Play Dodgeball In Putney |

 

5 Reasons Why Playing Netball Will Improve Your Working Week

We asked our GO Mammoth netball team why playing netball improves their day to day life at work. So if you’re thinking about playing netball for the first time or getting back into it, take a little look at this:

1) Playing netball regularly will improve your concentration and focus in the office

“I hate the first couple of weeks back in the office after Christmas, as I struggle to keep focus on my day-to-day tasks; this is a big problem for my role as I have to book the umpires for all of our leagues. Getting back out on the netball court after Christmas not only gets my fitness levels back toward they want to be and undoubtedly improves my ability to concentrate on hitting my targets at work .” Bridget Dowling – Reps Manager

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2) Playing netball regularly will allow to catch more zzzzzzzzzzzz

“Struggle with sleeping? Play netball. It’s a game that tires your brain as well as your body. I play netball three times a week and as soon as my head hits my pillow, it’s always light out.” Josie Knight – Member Services Manager

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3) Playing netball regularly will lift your mood at work

“Let’s be honest for a moment. The workplace will always be a stressful environment. But I definitely feel that since playing netball once a week, I generally have a more positive outlook during my 9-5. When I play netball on a Wednesday night, Thursdays are always a good day for me.” Kitty Ayling – Operations Manager

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4) Playing netball with your colleagues will foster a better working relationship

“Our GO Mammoth team play netball every Wednesday night. Apart from being a lot of fun, it gives each of us the opportunity to socialise with colleagues that we don’t often work with closely on a daily basis. I definitely feel playing netball helps me work more effectively with my colleagues in the office. ”  Hannah Lambert – Operations

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5) Playing netball regularly will give you an excuse to get out of work on time!

“Okay okay so we work at GO Mammoth, so if we didn’t leave work to arrive for our netball games on time, it would look pretty bad on us! But I believe it’s important to maintain a good work/life balance – having a regular activity in your weekly schedule such as netball will help give you the impetus to get out of work on time.” Sam Stevenson – Member Services
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Ready to play netball with us:

London – Play Netball in London
North East
Play Netball In Leeds | Play Netball In Sheffield
North WestNetball In Liverpool | Netball In Manchester
ScotlandNetball In Edinburgh | Netball In Glasgow
SouthPlay Netball In Oxford | Play Netball In Portsmouth | Play Netball In Reading | Play Netball In Southampton
South EastPlay Netball In Brighton
South WestPlay Netball In Bath | Play Netball In Bristol
WalesPlay Netball In Cardiff

Read more netball content from GO Mammoth:

Here are 10 reasons why you should play netball with us
10 things everyone who played netball at school will relate to
The netball rules changed in September – check out the latest additions!
Check out the ultimate netball training drill

HOW DO I WIN A FREE SEASON?

Already have a team set up? 
Click here to PAY your next league fee to automatically enter the prize draw 
Do this before 11:59pm tonight and your team will be entered into our random draw for 3 chances to win the prize.

Don’t have a team set up?
1) Use our Activity Finder to search for your nearest sports league near you
2) When you’ve found and selected your league, PAY your fee before 11:59pm tonight and your team will be entered into our random draw for 3 chances to win the prize.

I don’t have a team – can I enter the comp as an individual?
You can!
1) Simply use our Activity Finder to search for your nearest sports league near you
2) When you’ve found and selected your league, PAY your fee before 11:59pm tonight and you will be entered into our random draw for 2 chances to win the prize.

Can’t get your payment in today?
Register before Wednesday at 11:59pm to get 2 chances to win.
OR
Register before Thursday at 11:59pm to get 1 chance to win.

Already paid your team fee for this season?
Don’t worry, your team is already in our draw with 2 chances to win.

Who won yesterday’s free season?
Big up the BIG BALLS! These ladies,who play netball with us in Victoria, confirmed their league place yesterday and are today’s lucky winners!

Any questions about this promotion? Just reply to this email, speak to us on LiveChat or call us on 0207 381 6034.

Is this the most embarrassing goalkeeper red card ever?

Whenever a keeper strays outside his box, you can’t help but feel he’ll live to regret it.

Lukas Hradecky would have had a long time in his changing room to regret his, because after just two minutes, the Frankfurt keeper was sent off for this egregious blunder against high-flying side RB Leipzig:

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Sheesh…You’ll be unsurprised to learn that RB Leipzig went on to defeat the 10 men of Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0.

Is Westbrook’s traveling violation the most bizarre ever?

Oklahoma were playing at Golden State earlier this month; a great match-up which saw the Warriors defeat Thunder by 121-100. It was also a match made notable for Oklahoma’s Point Guard Russell Westbrook’s leisurely stroll across the court in the third quarter.

Westbrook got called up by the ref for a traveling violation, a pretty obvious one at that – he took 5 steps before starting to dribble the ball!

Watch what went down below:

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Westbrook traveling is one of the funniest things I have seen in awhile https://t.co/tHLqfWVYtB

Here’s Westbrook’s violation from another angle:

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What did his opponent Steph Curry make of it all?

LetsGoWarriors on Twitter

Best tackle of the 2016-17 Premier League season so far?

This is the tackle that has arguably cemented Tottenham and England’s Danny Rose’s status as one of the best left-backs in the world. It took place during Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Watch below as Rose somehow contorts his body to take the ball from Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling in Spurs’ penalty box:

Spurs Nostalgia on Twitter

Here were a couple of social media’s best reactions to Rose’s stunning challenge:

Danny The Soldier on Twitter

Football Daily on Twitter

A Danny Rose supermarket-themed gag was also doing the rounds on Twitter over the weekend:

Footy365 on Twitter

When Danny Rose makes the overlap too early.

However the less said about Rose’s fellow full-back Kyle Walker’s challenge against Raheem Sterling during the same match, the better. Social media wasn’t as kind to Walker:

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