Join Netball NSW at SportsFest

Netball NSW will be bringing two of our latest competition offerings to the Hunter region as part of the SportsFest events happening in Newcastle and the Central Coast.

We will be hosting Walking Netball Come & Try clinics at both events in Bateau Bay and Newcastle, as well as an information booth for Fast5 Netball.

If you’re in the area and interested to know more, why not come along and say hello! Plus, if you bring your runners (or come dressed prepared) you can even try your hand at Walking Netball.

See below for more information on both SportsFest events, plus exactly what Walking Netball and Fast5 is all about…

Central Coast SportsFest 2017

Sat 23 – Sun 24 September
11.00am and 2.00pm
EDSACC Oval – 460 The Entrance Road, Bateau Bay

Hunter SportsFest 2017

Sun 8 October
12.00pm – 2.00pm
National Park – Union Street, Newcastle

What is Walking Netball?

Netball NSW and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services have entered into a partnership to develop a program that modifies Netball to remove barriers to participation for older people to experience health and social benefits of the sport.

The modified Netball program will be a slower version of the game; Netball, but at a walking pace. The program will be designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level with fun, laughter and camaraderie the focus.


  1. A player must never have both feet off the ground at once (ie jumping).
  2. When a player receives the ball, they can take 1-2 steps while in possession before they must pass or shoot.
  3. A player may keep possession of the ball for up to 5 seconds before they must pass or shoot
  4. When defending, a player must be 4 feet (1.22 metres) away from the opposition player.

If you’re interested in knowing more about Walking Netball, you can REGISTER YOUR DETAILS HERE.

What is Fast5 Netball?

Get ready to get moving in a whole new kind of netball! Think shorter quarters with rolling substitutions; five players-a-side; shoot for one, two or three points and Power Plays to double your score. It’s social, it’s fun and it’s netball played in a brand new way!

Play after work, at school, during your lunch break; with 29 minutes of game time, Fast5 Netball is the most accessible way to get a hit of fitness in a social setting.

It’s Your Playtime!

CLICK HERE if you’re an individual looking for a Fast5 competition.
CLICK HERE if you’re an Association or organisation looking to host a Fast5 competition.