Walking Netball

Outdoor Walking Netball Rules

Hamilton City Netball Centre’s Walking Netball is an adapted game.

Walking Netball will improve your health outcomes, assist with injury rehabilitation, and help you to stay active. A low-impact sport that is fun and open to all ages.

Format of Games:

Teams will play one x 32-minute game each night.

4 x 8 min quarters (1 min break between first-second and third-fourth quarters), 3 min half time.

Teams to change ends after each quarter.

Quarter times can be flexible, depending on ability and skill.

Note: Competitions/Grades could be combined or cancelled due to lack of team registrations.

Rules for Walking Netball:

  • Games are 4 x 8 minutes quarters
  • No running or jumping
  • One foot must be on the ground at all times
  • Players can take one step
  • Players can hold the ball for up to 4 seconds
  • Maximum of three males on courts at any one time - one in the defence circle area, one in the mid-court area and one in the shooting circle area.
  • Rolling subs



Each team is asked to provide an umpire who will manage their team’s games.


A uniform is NOT required but bibs of the same colour must be worn by all team members. 

Teams are to supply their own bibs.

Teams are to provide a match ball.

To Register:

  • If you are a Club or School your Club Manager can register your team through Friendly Manager
  • If you are a Social team please contact admin@netballhamilton.org.nz  

Individual Registrations:

If you want to play and don’t have a team, email us and we will attempt to create a team/s

Please Note: Individuals will pay $2 per game.


Once registrations close, teams will be approved and invoices sent to Team/Club Managers via email. 

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the below email:

Email: admin@netballhamilton.org.nz.

Mixed Grade

Day: Thursday

Time: From 6 pm

Length: 6 weeks

Starting on: 22nd February 2024

Finishing on: 28th March 2024

Registrations Open: 15th January 2024

Registrations Close: 12th February 2024


Grade: Open/Mixed - Due to the low-impact nature of Walking Netball there will be 1 grade. Teams can be mixed or just women only.  

Grade Rules:

  • Players need to be a minimum of 13 years of age to participate
  • Teams can be made up of just women only.
  • Secondary School teams can enter into any grade

Specific Mixed Rules: 

  • Players need to be a minimum of 13 years of age to participate.
  • Teams can be made up of men and women or just women.
  • Secondary School teams can enter into any grade.
  • Only three males are allowed on the court at all times, the positioning must be 1 male in each third of the court - 1 in Defence Circle, 1 in Mid Court, 1 in Shooting Circle.
  • All teams will play under World Netball Rules
  • All Hamilton City Netball Centre policies and procedures will be adhered to. These are available on the website (www.netballhamilton.org.nz)
  • Rolling subs permitted
  • No injury time.


Walking Netball - Brief Introduction

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