Information about our popular netball competition

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

Summer Competition

Ladies comp commences Thursday, October 18 running through to Thursday, April 11 for a total of 19 weeks.

Part 1 of the comp runs for 9 weeks from Thursday, October 18 to Thursday, December 13

Part 2 of the comp runs for 10 weeks from Thursday, February 7 to Thursday, April 11

Mixed and Juniors comp commences Tuesday, October 16 to Tuesday, December 18 for a total of 10 weeks. 

Good luck to all teams and all divisions in this years summer 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 2019. More details will be released towards 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 

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:

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

Time of game

Ladies Comp

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.

Mixed and Juniors - TBC

Registration and Game Fees

Registration fees are $199.50 (ladies comp), $105 (mixed comp) and $70 (junior comp) for each individual player per season. This includes registration and all game fees for the entire duration of the competition. Individuals must be 15 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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.