Information about our popular netball competition

The Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre's ladies netball competition is a social competition designed for fun and fitness.

Our current competition

The summer comp is under way. Commencing October 12 and running through to April 12 for a total of 20 weeks with a break over the Christmas/New Year period.

Part 1 of the comp runs for 10 weeks from October 12 to December 14

Part 2 of the comp runs for 10 weeks from February 8 to April 12

Good luck to all teams and all divisions in this current comp. For a copy of the draw please head to our current Netball page by clicking HERE
 

Our next competition

Our next competition will run over the winter period in 2018. More details will be released toward the end of this current comp regarding dates and duration etc.

Game rules and modifications

All matches played within the competition follow the standard netball rules as per Netball Australia but can be modified or changed at Centre Management’s discretion in the best interest and safety of all participants. There can be one or two umpires per game depending on availability. If any individual is interested in umpiring, please contact Netball Organiser Michelle Saunders at michelle.saunders@lismore.nsw.gov.au 
 

Game duration

All matches will be 4 x 10-minute quarters, with a three-minute break at half time and a 30-second changing of ends and positions at quarter and three-quarter time.
 

Point system

Points will be awarded to teams in the rounds as follows:

  • 3 points – win and win by forfeit
  • 2 points – tie
  • 1 point – loss
  • 0 points – forfeit
     

Time of game

Time slots for games are 5.30pm, 6.15pm, 7pm, 7.45pm and 8.30pm. Late arrivals will not delay game commencement. Games will start on time. There will be no injury time given during the rounds. It is the responsibility of team captains to make sure that all players know the time of their games and that team members arrive on time.
 

Registration and Game Fees

Registration fees are $210 for each individual player per season. This includes registration and all game fees for the entire duration of the competition. Individuals must be 13 years or over to register (with parental consent). All registration and game fees must be paid prior to the game commencing – players cannot take the court until fees are paid.
 

Team Cards

Team captains are responsible for recording player attendance on their team cards.
 

Officials

Umpires have the final say – if a player abuses or shows dissent from an umpire’s decision the offending player will be asked to leave the court and will not be allowed back on the court for the rest of the game. An offending player’s position may not be filled unless the offending player was centre.
 

Scorers

Each team must provide a scorer each week. This person will need to sit at the scorer’s bench placed at each court.
 

Offences

Swearing, bad language, racist or discriminatory comments, overt dissent from a referee’s or umpire’s decision, fighting and not playing within the spirit of the game will not be tolerated. Players will receive an official warning before being deregistered from the competition on a repeat offence.
 

Insurance

All players enter the centre at their own risk. They acknowledge that any leisure, sporting or function activity or any other purpose/use undertaken at Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre (GSAC) may have some inherit risk and that this risk is to be assumed, therefore waiving any claim that may arise from any claim against GSAC. Personal Accident Insurance has been attained by GSAC and once registration is completed, that player is covered.
 

Forfeit

Teams are asked to contact the centre with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice if they wish to forfeit their match. However, it would be appreciated if as much notice as possible is given to minimise any inconvenience to other players and umpires. There is a $65 forfeit fee for notice given less than 24 hours before a game.
 

REMEMBER: This netball comp is designed for fun. There is to be no slandering, pushing or rough play between teams or towards umpires.