A NEW netball league is being set up in Marlborough with a vow to get women off the couch and onto the court.

Leagues4you runs sporting fun leagues across the UK, involving more than 3,000 players.

It already runs successful Netball Fun Leagues across the South West and is now branching out to Marlborough.

Emma Edmonds, League Development Officer, says the popularity of the sport has risen due to the recent success of the England Netball team.

"We’re passionate about getting people back into sport and make playing as hassle free as possible. We take away a lot of the barriers that prevent women from taking part, so more people can go from couch to court," said Edmonds.

"Our leagues work well as a feeder league into the England Netball affiliated leagues, we have had lots of teams who we’ve put together go on to enter the local EN league and climb the divisions."

Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome to join, regardless of ability or fitness.

Teams will play once a week on a Monday at Marlborough College between 7-9pm, starting in June.

There are several matches running throughout the evening, game start time will vary on a weekly basis depending on fixtures.

Those interested can join leagues as a team, small group of friends or individually. The cost is £32 per team per match.

More information is available via www.leagues4you.co.uk.