What are Golden Oldies Rules?

Our Festivals are not tournaments, so apart
from the competitive grade, no scores are kept.


Age Groups
All players must be 35 years of age or older.

Blood Policy
It is the umpire's responsibility to ensure that a bleeding player is removed from the court immediately to have the bleeding and injury covered. A replacement player will take the court. There is no time allowed for treatment.

Clothing and Equipment
Teams are requested to supply their own playing bibs. All players must wear appropriate shoes at all times.

Injury Time
There will be no time allowed for injury. If an injury occurs, the injured player will be replaced during play. In the event of a serious injury the umpire shall stop play to allow time to decide whether the injured player is fit to continue playing. No extra time will be added for a stoppage for injury/illness.

Match Duration
All games are 12 minutes each half with a break of 4 minutes for half time.

Match Timing
All games will be timed centrally, by the officials of the Festival. Each game will start and finish with the umpires whistle. Games will start on time as per the draw. Teams must be ready on the side of the court five minutes before the start of their game.

All games will follow the International Federation of Netball Association playing rules.

There is no restriction on the number of replacements during the game. Players may leave and return to the court after a goal is scored, after an interval and after notifying the umpires.


What are the Golden Oldies grades?

At Golden Oldies Netball Festival’s, the on-court action is all about fun. Which is why we have a wide variety of grades. When you enter let us know your team’s preferred grade - and that way, your team can play at a level that suits your age, body and mind!

  • Competitive

  • Serious

  • Semi-Serious

  • Fun

  • Mixed Grade