The Surf Coast Netball Association MIXED competition gives male and female players the opportunity to take the court and experience a fast-paced netball game. As with our existing seniors competition, the emphasis is always on team camaraderie and fun. Our mixed games are suitable for players wanting to try netball for the first time as well as more experienced players who are keen to return to the court.
Our rules for mixed games are more relaxed than other competitions, in order to make allowances for the unique logistics faced by individual players when trying to be available to play. Where possible, SCNA wants to avoid cancelled games and will focus on ensuring all mixed games will proceed as per the season fixture.
Bring plenty of energy and be ready to enjoy a fast-paced game of netball!
The competition is most suited to players 18 years and over, however we will allow players from the age of 15 to take the court if they demonstrate a suitable level of skill. These exceptions will be at the discretion of the umpire and/or coach, and must have permission from the player’s parent or guardian.
In accordance with Netball Victoria policies, this competition is mixed. All genders and non-binary players are welcome to register, but with restrictions. Every SCNA mixed team must have a minimum of one (1) male player per game, with a maximum of three (3) males allowed on the court at any one time (one per third).
All Mixed games will consist of 4 x 10 minute quarters with a 1 min break at ¼ and ¾ time and a 2 min break at ½ time.
Size 5 balls will be used for all mixed games.
Where possible and dependent on team numbers, mixed games will be conducted indoors between 6pm and 9pm on Thursday at Wurdi Baierr Stadium. All game information (teams, times and courts) will be available on NetballConnect.
Final game scores will be officially recorded through live scoring on NetballConnect. Mixed teams are not required to provide scorers for their games, however if one is provided they must be at least 16 years of age.
All teams must have matching/similar outfits in the same colours. Players can wear a skirt, shorts or leggings as long as there are no pockets. Bibs will be provided by SCNA, although teams are welcome to bring their own
A minimum of five (5) mixed teams per season is required in order for the competition to proceed. If there are 10 or more mixed teams, we will conduct grading during rounds 1-3 of the new season and teams will be divided into A grade and B grade.
Every player must have current VNA insurance, either by registering as an SCNA player through NetballConnect and paying the required $86 for VNA, or by purchasing Single Game Vouchers each week for $5. All player names must appear on the team list on NetballConnect prior to the game. Any player whose name does not appear must show proof of Single Game Voucher and/or VNA or they are ineligible to take the court.
If a mixed team requires fill-in players, they can borrow a player from any other existing SCNA seniors or mixed team. Borrowed players may play a maximum of four (4) games in a given season for another SCNA team without penalty or restriction.
Every SCNA team is required to have a nominated Team Manager, who will be the official point of contact between the Association and the Team.
Finals for mixed will be conducted in the last two rounds of the season. Week 1 of finals will be Semi Final (1 v 4 and 2 v 3), followed by Grand Finals in the last week. Each player must have played a minimum of five (5) games with one team during the season to be eligible for finals.