Netball Manawatu Representative Programme

Netball Manawatu Inspire Net Summer League Competition

 Summer Social – 8-week Social Competition

Competition Details:

  • Game Night: Monday
  • Grading Dates : 29th Jan & 12th Feb
  • Game Dates: Feb 19th & 26th, March 4th, 11th, 18th and Finals on the 25th March
  • Games Times: 5:45pm & 6.40pm
  • Game Length: 4 x 10-minute quarters (break times 2-2-2)
  • Registrations close: 22nd January unless capacity is reached prior

Please note that the clock will start running as soon as the hooter goes, so teams need to be ready to take the court. Teams that are late will lose playing time.

  • Rolling Subs

There will be no injury time allowed, however, the game can be stopped to safely remove an injured player is required.

The team make up:

  • A maximum of 12 players may play in any one game
  • The maximum number of males on the court at one time is three
  • Only 1 male per team in each third i.e., one male as GS/GA, one male as WD/C/WA, and one male as GD/GK
  • Players can be registered on the night. Must be before 5.00PM on the same night.
  • Finals - 5 players must have played a minimum of 2 round games


  • Legends ~ ''Competitively"' Social
  • Apprentices ~ "'Social"' Grade
  • Rookies ~ "Very Social" Grade (this grade is aimed at teams with alot of beginner netballers or those who havent played for 10+ yrs)
  • Please note: Grades may have to merge together is entry is low for some grades-however we will try our best to sort this during grading.

Netball Manawatu will provide:

  • Umpires~ ONLY for the Legends Grade- ALL OTHER GRADES MUST SUPPLY THEIR OWN UMPIRE-NM WILL SUPPORT THESE UMPIRES THROUGHOUT THE COMPETITION (If your umpire does not show-a player from your team must umpire for the entirety of the game you can not swap players/umpires each quarter)
  • Bibs. 
  • Match Ball. 
  • Registration Desk.

Teams need to provide:

  • A scorer.
  • Appropriate footwear, please.
  • No jewellery is to be worn.
  • Nails are to be short and smooth.
  • Hats can be worn.

Draws & points tables:

The competition format will be 2 weeks of grading, 5 weeks of round-robin play, 1-week finals, please note that this is subject to change based on a number of teams entered.

  • Points will be allocated in the following manner:

Win = 4                                 Draw =2                                               

Team Captain’s Duties

  • To report to the registration desk prior to each game.
  • To ensure the team's members are advised of their game times.
  • To pass on all information from Netball Manawatū to team members.
  • To communicate with Netball Manawatu any new players registering in the team.
  • Apprentice/Social Grades-Must make sure umpire signs in before game starts.

Netball Manawatū will do their best to contact all teams if defaults happen. Please ensure that a main contact cell number is given so that we are able to ring/txt if needed.

For further information email