Written on: 11/11/2012
Considering the cost per game for a Go Mammoth netball game is the highest I pay (I play in 2 other leagues) you would think that they would provide the best organisation in terms of other teams and refereeing standards. You would be wrong.
I played in a mixed league in Parsons Green. Many of the games we turned up for were either canceled or there was no other team to play. Go Mammoth did not take any responsibility for filling missing positions or whole teams. They did not even apologise.
Because of the lack of teams the refs had to play most of the time which meant we didn't get a fair game and when they did ref, they were poor, especially the girl who organised it. She was also blatantly biased towards a team because she had mates playing in it.
Further to the lack of organisation, it was the most dangerous mixed league I've played in. Some of the guys had no regard for people's safety and due to the poor refereeing they were not pulled up for this so did not learn that netball is in fact a non-contact sport.
It's ironic that they were so happy to allow the dangerous play in the mixed league considering as a company, Go Mammoth do not allow you to cover new piercings with plasters due to health and safety. I'm pretty sure more accidents occur due to the poor standard of refereeing than a covered up piercing. All other leagues I play are fine with covered up piercings, it is social netball after all, not club level!
I can safely say I will never join a Go Mammoth league again and would recommend that anyone looking for a new league to join, do your research first. Don't settle for Go Mammoth just because they are one of the biggest netball organisers in London.
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