Frequently Asked Questions
*Please note that dates and prices are subject to change at SUSFs discretion.
The competition is held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons,
Tuesday Game Times
Wednesday Game Times
Sunday Game Times
6:35pm Game 1
7:15pm Game 2
7.55pm - Game 3
8:35pm Game 4
9:15pm Game 5
9:55pm Game 6
5.55pm Game 1
6.25pm Game 2
6.55pm Game 3
7.25pm Game 4
2:30pm Game 1
3.10pm Game 2
3.50pm Game 3
4.30pm Game 4
5.10pm Game 5
5:50pm Game 6
6:30pm Game 7
7:10pm Game 8
7:50pm Game 9
8:30pm Game 10
9.10pm Game 11
Please note that the 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 : Games consist of 4 x 8 minute quarters, 1 minute will be provided between quarters for a quick break and any substitutions. There will be a 4 minute break between games and a warning siren 2 minutes before the start of the next game.
Fast5 Netball: Games consist of 4 x 6 minute quarters, 1 minute will be provided after quarter 1 and 3, 2 minutes will be provided at half time and between games.
Please ensure you and your team are on court ready for the start of play, any team later than 5 minutes on court will technically forfeit. If you are late on court we will also give your opposition the first center.
To register a team, just click here and follow the links to register, if you have any trouble registering or you want to make any changes once you have registered just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost for a 12 week competition is $858.00 per team on a Tuesday, $728 per team on a Wednesday and $828.00 per team on a Sunday, divided among your team members.
The cost to register an individual is free, as we are unable to guarantee that you will be allocated to a team. Fees will only apply once you are allocated to a team and will be divided among your team.
The only other cost is the SUSF Annual Membership.
If you would like to register as an individual, please email us at email@example.com and we will do our best to either create a team of individual players or allocate you to a team looking for individual players.Alternatively you can sign up at JustPlay as an individual.
We recommend a team size of 9 – 12 players so that your team doesn’t ever need to forfeit. 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 to round 6.
5 players is the minimum number of players on court without incurring a forfeit.
If you have less than 5 players at the start of play, you will be given two minutes before a forfeit occurs, otherwise you can forfeit and play a friendly game.
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, we are open to everybody and as long as you are registered to play and hold a valid SUSF Annual Membership you are eligible to play.
Regular Social Netball : A maximum of four males are allowed on the court at one time, no two male players of the same team can be 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.
Is it possible to play with “fill in players” and when are we allowed to substitute a player during the game?
Regular Social Netball : You are allowed to play with registered “fill in players” provided they hold SUSF Annual Memberships or have been approved prior to your game.
You must have 5 of your own registered players or it will be a technical forfeit.
Players can be substituted during breaks in the game. A player can replace another player who has come off due to injury.
Only registered players who have played 3 or more games in the competition are allowed to play in the finals.
Fast 5 Netball: The same rules as above apply, except with the exception of 3 of your own registered players being the minimum.
All forfeits must be confirmed with the competitions manager by 5pm the business day prior to your game by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any forfeit within the specified timeframe will incur a $70 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. Three points will be deducted and awarded to the opposing team.
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@example.com and call the Sydney Uni Sports & Aquatic Reception desk on 9351 4978.
Please click here to view our terms and conditions.
You 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.
Social Netball is open to everybody, if you have never played before you can enrol your team in division 2 for beginner players or register as an individual looking for a division 2 team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also recommend that you read through the rules and send us an email if you have any questions.
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 more experienced games or anyone looking to play in a more competition social competition and who are confident with the rules of netball.
Division 2 is for recreational or beginner players or anyone wanting to try netball.
Division 3 (Sundays only) is for beginner players
While we will always try to run a competition with 2 divisions, 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.
What do I do if I play in more than one team or have registered more than one team, or have any specific requests?
Please email email@example.com 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.
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 no-jewellery policy and don't allow jewellery, jewellery taping or gloves to be worn on court unless excused due to a medical condition.
Nails must be kept short and smooth and gloves cannot be worn as a substitute for short nails.
As a member you are also to please note that as an SUSF member you are to adhere to our members 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 can’t allocate teams to a permanent time slot, teams share the early and later games to ensure fairness among the fixtures.
SUSF annual membership also allows you to have:
- Access to all Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness facilities at casual user rates
- Open invitations to any of our 47 sporting clubs with exclusive benefits such as training time, equipment and coaching
- Access to our Member Benefits Program
Every player in all teams need to hold a valid SUSF annual membership, teams are welcome to register without this but will need to produce evidence of purchase before taking the court at the start of competition. It is a requirement of the facility that players have a valid membership before taking the court.
Membership can be purchased or renewed online or at reception prior to your first game.
Please note that as an SUSF member you are to adhere to our members code of conduct.
Games are held at our Sydney Uni Sports & Aquatic Centre. 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 won’t be impacted by wet-weather.
There is no need to swipe in at reception upon entering the centre, but please let the staff know that you are going to social netball if asked. There is sign in sheets at the entrance to the courts, please make sure you sign in each week.
Limited metered parking and street parking is available around Sydney Uni Sports and Aquatic Centre.
For Public Transport – Call 131 500 or visit http://www.131500.com.au
1300 068 922