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Frequently Asked Questions

   1. When is the competition running in 2017?

   2. When are games held?

   3. How long are games?

   4. How do I register a team?

   5. What are the fees?

   6. I don’t have a team, can I play as an individual?

   7. How big should my team be?

   8. What is the minimum number of players we can play with without forfeiting?

   9. Do I have to be a student to join?

  10. Are there any restrictions for the number of male/female players on a mixed team?

  11. Is it possible to play with substitutes and when are we allowed to substitute a player during the game?

  12. What do we do if we have to forfeit?

  13. How are points allocated?

  14. What if I have never played before?

  15. Will bibs be provided?

  16. What is the difference between division 1 and 2?

  17. What do I do if I play in more than one team or have registered more than one team, or have any specific requests?

  18. What are the rules and do you have any specific rules?

  19. If we have a question for an umpire, when is an appropriate time to ask?

  20. Can we allocate a permanent time slot?

  21. What is an SUSF Annual Membership and why do I need one?

  22. Where are games held?

  23. Do I need to check in or sign in before my game?

  24. Is there any parking available?

 

When is the competition running in 2017?

Competition 1 Dates

Tuesday 17th January - Tuesday 4th April 

Sunday 15th January - Sunday 2nd April

Competition 2 Dates

Tuesday 11th April - Tuesday 4th July (excluding 25th April) - 12 Week Competition - $828.00 per team

Sunday 9th April - Sunday 16th July (excluding 16th April, 14th May and 11th June) - 12 Week Competition - $828.00 per team

Competition 3 Dates

Tuesday 11th July - Tuesday 26th September – 12 Week Competition - $828.00 per team

Sunday 23rd July - Sunday 15th October (excluding 27th August and 1st October) – 11 Week Competition - $818.00 per team

Competition 4 Dates

Tuesday 3rd October - Tuesday 19th December – 12 Week Competition - $828.00 per team

Sunday 22nd October - Sunday 17th December – 9 Week Competition - $788.00 per team

*Please note that dates and prices are subject to change at SUSFs discretion.

When are games held?

The competition is held on Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons,

Tuesday Game Times

 

Sunday Game Times

6:35pm Game 1

7:15pm Game 2

7.55pm - 15 minute break

8:10pm Game 3

8:50pm Game 4

9:30pm Game 5

10:10pm Game 6

1:10pm Game 1

1:50pm Game 2

2:30pm Game 3

3.10pm Game 4

3.50pm Game 5

4.30pm Game 6

5.10pm Game 7

5:50pm Game 8

6:30pm Game 9

7:10pm Game 10

7:50pm Game 11

8:30pm Game 12

 9.10pm Game 13

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. 

How long are games?

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.

Please ensure you and your team are on court ready for the start of play.

How do I register a team?

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 socialnetball@sport.usyd.edu.au

What are the fees?

The cost for a 12 week competition is $828.00 per team, 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.

I don’t have a team, can I play as an individual?

If you would like to register as an individual, please email us at socialnetball@usyd.edu.au and we will do our best to either create a team of individual players or allocate you to a team looking for individual players.

 

How big should my team be?

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.

 

What is the minimum number of players we can play with without forfeiting?

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.

 

Do I have to be a student to join?

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.

 

Are there any restrictions for the number of male/female players on a mixed team?

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 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?

You are allowed to play with registered “fill in players” provided they hold SUSF Annual Memberships or have been approved prior to your game.

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.

What do we do if we have to forfeit?

If you have to forfeit, please email us at socialnetball@sport.usyd.edu.au and call 1300 068 922, you will have 3 points deducted from your teams overall score. You are still able to play with a minimum of 5 players on court.

If you are missing a few players, please let the coordinator know as we will always attempt to hold a friendly game before resorting to a forfeit. The forfeit protocol if there aren’t enough players is that you have two minutes for your players to show up and you can play without incurring a forfeit. Otherwise you can forfeit to the coordinator and play a friendly game with registered ‘fill in players” from other teams.

If you have to forfeit during the hours of 6.00pm – 10.00pm on Tuesdays or 1.00pm – 9.00pm on Sundays, please email socialnetball@sport.usyd.edu.au and call the Sydney Uni Sports & Aquatic Reception desk on 9351 4978.

How are points allocated?

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. 

What if I have never played before?

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 socialnetball@sport.usyd.edu.au.

We also recommend that you read through the rules and send us an email if you have any questions.

 

Will bibs be provided?

We do provide bibs, however you are welcome to also come in team colours or in your own bibs if you so wish.

 

What is the difference between division 1 and 2?

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.

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 socialnetball@sport.usyd.edu.au 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.

What are the rules and do you have any specific rules?

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 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

If we have a question for an umpire, when is an appropriate time to ask?

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 coordinator.

Can we allocate a permanent time slot?

Unfortunately we can’t allocate teams to a permanent time slot, teams share the early and later games to ensure fairness among the fixtures.

 

What is an SUSF Annual Membership and why do I need one?

SUSF annual membership also allows you to have:

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

 

Where are games held?

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.

  
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Do I need to check in or sign in before my game?

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.

Is there any parking available?  

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

Phone

1300 068 922

Email

socialnetball@sport.usyd.edu.au

For Terms & Conditions click here, please note that as an SUSF member you are to adhere to our members code of conduct

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