Netball Rules

The Teams

  • Each team may consist of up to ten players
  • There are five playing positions in each team:
  • Goal Shooter (GS), Goal Attack (GA), Centre (C), Goal Defence (GD), Goal Keeper (GK).
  • The playing areas of the GS and GK extend to the same as GA and GD (Two thirds).
  • The teams playing uniforms shall preferably be distinct in style from the uniforms worn in Netball.

The Game

  • The game consists of three thirds of nine minutes each, with an straight change over in between thirds. Teams will swap ends at each third.
  • Before the start of the game the first team listed on the score sheet will receive first centre pass, the alternate team will have first choice of Power play third and choice of end.
  • Substitutions may be made at intervals or at any time during play and there is no limit to the number that can be made. At all times the players must meet the requirements specified in Rule 2.

Scoring a Goal

Each successful goal will score a number of goal points as specified below:
(i) 2 goal points: the shot (known as a Super Shot) is deemed to have been made from outside the Goal Circle – this means the player who takes the shot shall not have any contact with the ground inside the Goal Circle during the catching of the ball or whilst holding it.
(iii) 1 goal point: the shot is deemed to have been made from inside the goal circle.

Power play

The Scorers will indicate when a team is using its Power. During a team’s Power Play third all goal points scored are doubled. The team second to choose Power Play cannot choose the same third as the first team.
All other rules comply with VNA, where there is a conflict local rules apply.

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