The North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust and MainPower Stadium run two Walking Netball programmes for players of all ages and skill levels.
Social Walking Netball is held on Tuesday mornings and is ideal for individuals to attend on a week-to-week basis without having to organise or commit to a team. This makes it perfect for players who are retired and stay at home parents. Cost is $5 per week. Very social and supportive environment and often players will stay around for a coffee and a chat afterwards.
Competitive Walking Netball is for mixed and women's only teams to enter. Played Tuesday nights you'll need to organise a full team which will play a round robin competition against other teams through the school term.
SOCIAL DAYTIME WALKING NETBALL
Tuesdays at 10am
$5 per session
Programme includes some time for warm up and drills, followed by a game or two.
Just come along on your own or with some friends and we'll mix you up into teams so you'll meet more people as you play.
Stay around afterwards for a coffee and a chat at MainPower Stadium's Bellgrove Cafe.
If you would like to know more email:
WALKING NETBALL COMPETITION
Building on the success of walking netball last year, MainPower Stadium is again running an evening teams competition in Term 1, 2023.
• 8 week competition starting 14th Feb
• Mixed and women's only competitions (if there are enough teams registered in each)
• Teams of 7 players (+ subs if wanted)
• Maximum of 2 players under 35 years old per team
• In mixed competition maximum of 3 men per team on the court at any one time and they must be spread across the three regions of the court (1 defence, 1 mid court, 1 shooter)
• Tuesday nights at 7:00pm, 7:45pm. Max. 12 teams across both mixed and women's competitions
Costs: $400 per team ($50 per team per week)
Half of registration fee is to be paid on entering, remaining half to be paid before 2nd week of competition.
We have been fielding some questions around the rules for Walking Netball as some of them differ slightly to normal netball rules. The changes are simply to make the game more relevant for a wider variety of player skills and mobility.
Here are the basic rules...
No obstruction – you must be 0.9m from any player with the ball including when they step in
No contact with other players
No running or jumping – at least 1 foot on the ground at all times
You can hold the ball for 4 seconds
A player may receive the ball with one foot grounded and then take TWO steps while in possession of the ball before it is thrown or shot. We have made a quick demonstration video of this here.
All other standard netball applies.
See the Competition Rules Link above for more