Please click the below links to view the dates and times our competitions run:
- Tuesday Competition: Games run between 6:35pm-10:35pm
- Wednesday Competition: Games run between 5:55pm-7:25pm
- Sunday Competition: Games run between 1:30pm-9:30pm
*NB: Dates and prices are subject to change at SUSFs discretion.
**NB: Game times are provided as a guide only. These may change and any changes will be reflected in the fixtures available on the website.
Regular Social Netball
In Tuesday and Sunday Competitions, games consist of 4 x 8 minute quarters with a 1 minute break between. Substitutions may be made at this time.
Fast 5 Netball
In the Wednesday Competition, games consist of 4 x 6 minute quarters with a 1 minute break between. Substitutions may be made at any point in play – just let the umpire know.
There will be a 4 minute break between each game and a warning siren 2 minutes before the start of the next game. The first centre and choice of side will go to the first team fully assembled on court. If both teams are ready to go, captains will toss for the first centre. Any team later than 5 minutes on court will incur a technical forfeit.
Fees are dependant on which competition you register for.
The cost for a 12 week competition is:
- $890.00 per team on Tuesday
- $750.00 per team on Wednesday
- $860.00 per team on Sunday
The cost for a 10 week competition is $830.00 per team on Tuesday and Sunday.
*NB: Fees are per team and to be divided amongst players by the captain.
**NB: Prices are subject to change at SUSF’s discretion. Bookings are not finalised until the team fee has been paid.
If you would like to register as an individual, please email us at [email protected]. We will do our best to allocate you to a team looking for other individual players.
Alternatively, you can sign up as Individiual player through JustPlay.
Just Play act as the team captain, manage your registration process and liase with the competition to provide all necessary information including game times and locations.
We recommend a team size of 9 – 12 players. In the event your whole team cannot make it, this reduces your teams likelihood of having to forfeit your game.
Team members can be added up to Round 3. If a player is injured or someone cannot continue for the remainder of the competition, they can be replaced by another player up until Round 6.
Players must have played 3 or more full games in round games to be eligible to take the court in the finals.
A minimum of 5 players registered to that team must take the court to not incur a forfeit.
If you have less than 5 players at the start of play, you will be given two minutes before a technical forfeit occurs.
If you don’t have enough players or players are running late, please inform the coordinator prior to your game so we can help coordinate the start of your game.
No! Everyone is welcome to play (University Students, Staff and Community), as long as you are registered to a team.
Mixed Social Netball
A maximum of four males are allowed on the court at one time, with no two male players of the same team allowed in the same goal circle at the same time.
Fast 5 Netball
A maximum of three males are allowed on court at one time, no two male players of the same team can be in the same goal circle at the same time.
* NB: No male players are permitted on court in a Women’s division game.
Regular Social Netball
You are allowed to play with “fill in players”, however, a minimum of 5 players registered to that team must take the court to not incur a forfeit. Playing with less than 5 registered players will be considered a ‘Technical Forfeit’.
Fast 5 Netball
The same rules as above apply, except with the exception of 3 of your own registered players being the minimum.
Players can be substituted during breaks at the end of each quarter. A player can replace another player who has come off due to injury after signaling ‘Time’ to the Umpire.
All forfeits must be confirmed by 5pm the business day prior to your game by emailing [email protected].
Any forfeit within the timeframe above (minus extenuating circumstances as determined by SUSF) will incur a $70.00 forfeit fine to be paid online prior to the next game.
Any team that hasn’t paid their fine will not be permitted to play their next game. A competition point deduction will apply. SUSF reserves the right to remove teams from competitions with outstanding fines.
Teams receive two complimentary forfeits per season (if confirmed 5pm the business day prior to the game). After these complimentary forfeits are used, teams will be fined a $70.00 forfeit fee for each subsequent game to be forfeited.
If you play a friendly game with registered fill in players, a technical forfeit will be recorded and no fine or points deduction will apply.
If you’re more than 5 minutes late, no fine will apply and you will play a friendly game. A competition point deduction will apply.
If you have to forfeit during the hours of 6.00pm – 10.00pm on Tuesdays, 5.00pm – 8.00pm on Wednesdays or 1.00pm – 9.00pm on Sundays, please email [email protected] and call the Sydney Uni Sports & Aquatic Reception desk on (02) 9351 4978.
Teams are allocated 3 points for a Win, 1 point for a Draw and 0 points for a Loss. 3 points are deducted for a forfeit.
The SUSF Social Netball Competition is open to everybody.
If you have never played before, you can register your team in Division 2 or Division 3.
We also recommend you read through the rules and send us an email if you have any questions. Please find Netball Australia’s rules as specified by the International Netball Federation.
We do provide bibs, however, you are welcome to also come in team colours or in your own bibs if you so wish.
Division 1 is the top division for fast paced games. It is best suited to experienced players, or anyone looking to play in a more competitive social competition who are confident with the rules of netball.
Division 2 is for recreational and beginner players. It is best suited to newly formed teams learning to play together.
Division 3 (Sundays only) is for beginner players or anyone wanting to try netball.
While we will always try to run a competition with 2/3 divisions, a competition may become amalgamated if there aren’t enough teams we may amalgamate the divisions. We will let you know before the start of competition if this is the case.
The division in which a team plays is also dependant on the Social Netball Grading Policy.
Please email [email protected] to let us know every competition if players are shared between teams.
While we can’t guarantee team times for matches, we will endeavour to meet your requirements.
*NB: Please ensure you inform the Social Netball teams of this every competition as requirements will not automatically roll over.
We follow Netball Australia’s rules as specified by the International Netball Federation, for more information please click here.
At SUSF we also uphold the following values:
- Fair Play;
- Respect of players, officials and spectators;
- Providing a safe, competitive and social environment that is open to everybody.
To uphold these values, players should accord to the following behaviours, if it is found that you are not abiding by SUSFs values you may be asked to leave:
- Abide by the rules as set by the program, and do not act in any way to intentionally circumvent these rules;
- Respect the position of the umpire/referees and the decision(s) he/she makes;
- Do not abuse any other player, official or spectator verbally or physically;
- Do not act with overly physical contact towards other players or have any action that could cause injury to another player.
We follow Netball Australia’s policies regarding jewellery and nails:
- Jewellery is not permitted to be worn on court at any time in the competition. Tape is available upon request to tape medical bands and/or wedding rings.
- Nails must be kept short and smooth. Manicure kits are available upon request. Gloves cannot be worn as a substitute for short nails.
Once you enter our facilities you must also adhere to the SUSF Code of Conduct.
Any questions should be reserved for breaks between quarters (time permitting) or for breaks between games.
Please don’t attempt to ask questions while an umpire is umpiring a game.
Any general questions can be directed to the on-court SUSF supervisor.
Unfortunately we cannot allocate teams to a permanent time slot, teams share the early and later games to ensure fairness among the fixtures.
Games are held at the Sydney Uni Sports & Aquatic Centre (SUSAC).
Turn into Butlin Ave off City Rd in Darlington and follow this down to the intersection of Codrington St. SUSAC is on the corner of Codrington St and Darlington Rd. All games are inside and will not be impacted by wet-weather.
There is no need to swipe in at reception upon entering the centre, but please make the reception staff aware you are part of the Social Netball Competition if asked. Sign in sheets are located at the entrance to the courts, please make sure you sign in each week.