Our Years 3/4 Gala Days are focused on participation, being active and having fun whilst playing netball.

Years 3/4 Gala Days are open to students aged 8-10 years old and are the perfect opportunity to experience netball with modified NetSetGO rules without the pressures of competition. Years 3/4 Gala Days are held across the State and work as a great introduction to school netball before participating in the Netball NSW Schools Cup.

For convenience, many Years 3/4 Gala Days are scheduled on the same day as local Schools Cup events to make it easier for schools to attend.

How Years 3/4 Gala Days work

  • Schools can enter up to four (4) teams in one Gala Day per region (note: $20 entry per team)
  • Teams must be made up of students in Years 3/4, and can be made up of all girls, or boys, or a combination of both (note: there is no girl:boy ratio)
  • Scores may be kept throughout the day, although the focus is on participation and fun!
  • Small Schools are encouraged to join together and enter a mixed team.

Our Years 3/4 Gala Days are designed to be a great introduction to netball, with skill-based activities and modified games, without the pressure of competition.

Netball NSW encourages Schools to use the Years 3/4 Gala Days as a precursor event so that students will be ready to participate in the Schools Cup competition down the track. For more information about the Schools Cup, please click here.

Register your team today

There are multiple Years 3/4 Gala Days held in each region.

Please click on the relevant region below to view upcoming Years 3/4 Gala Day locations and dates, as well as your local Regional Development Team contact details:

Sydney Metro 
West/Central West 
Far North Coast 
South Coast 
Northern Inland 
North Coast 

Helpful Links & Information

Frequently Asked Questions


Where are the Gala Days held?

Local Days are hosted at Association Netball Courts. All Association addresses can be found here.


What is the maximum number of players per team?

The maximum number is 12 players nominated for a team.


Is there a male/female ratio?

There is no recommended ratio in this age group. Mixed netball team guidelines only commence in adult competitions.


How do schools know if my registration has been received?

When your online registration submission has been successful a short thank you for your registration message will appear on your screen and you will receive an auto-reply confirmation email. If you have not received this – we do not have your team entries. You will need to resubmit or contact the relevant contact for your region.


What if schools need to add teams, change, or withdraw my registration?

Simply reply to the confirmation email you have received with the details of what action is required.


Do schools need to enter a Purchase Order (PO) number?

You can leave that field blank if your internal school system does not require a pre-approved Purchase Order number.


Is there any other information schools will need to provide?

On the day of the event Netball NSW will need your team registration forms which includes photo consent and any medical information. You can complete and return this to the contact on your confirmation email prior to the day or you can hand it in on the morning of the event. Team registration forms are emailed to the main school contact prior to the event date.


What is the cost for the event?

3/4 Gala Days cost $20 per team. The fee contributes to covering insurance, court hire fees, giveaway items, administration and staffing for the event.


How do schools pay for team entries?

Netball NSW will invoice schools following the event.


Can a school pay cash on the day?

No. Netball NSW does not handle cash at Schools Cup events.


What if our school cannot find an umpire for our team?

Teams must provide an umpire. It is expected that the umpires nominated have completed the Rules of Netball Theory exam online (free) and are confident in keeping a netball game under control.

Have you checked with parents of the students, senior students or other teachers or called your local Association (or the Association that is hosting the event)?


When do schools receive the draw?

A final draw will be sent to the main schools contact at least one day before the event to allow for last minute changes.


What do schools need to bring on the day?

  • School teams will need to supply their own patches/bibs and a netball (Netball NSW will not bring spares)
  • Umpires will need to bring their own whistle (Netball NSW do not bring spare whistles)
  • Approved sideline items can be viewed here
  • Schools who need shade or cover will need to bring their own marquees and ensure they are weighted or pegged down to be safe


Is a Risk Assessment completed on the day?

Netball NSW completes a Risk Assessment the morning of each event prior to start of play. The Risk Assessment is completed using a Willis Match Day Checklist to ensure the venue is of satisfactory standards. If schools find any issues throughout the event, this needs to be reported to event control.


What happens if it rains?

The courts and weather conditions shall be inspected by Netball NSW Staff one hour and thirty minutes prior to the commencement of round one. A decision will be made as per the Netball NSW Adverse Weather Conditions Policy. In the case of unsuitable playing conditions a message will appear on Netball NSW digital channels no later than one hour before the commencement of round one advising of the postponement of the day. Schools will be contacted with a rescheduled date.


What are the NetSetGo rules?

NetSetGo rules are modified rules for young players (5-10 years) new to the game;

  • Time to pass the ball: Five seconds
  • Size 4 netball
  • Centre pass: The initial centre pass will be taken by the team who won the toss and all other centre passes shall be taken by the team that did not score the last goal.
  • Stepping: Shuffling on the spot to regain balance is allowed providing participants don’t move down the court.
  • Defending: “One-on-one” defence. Players may defend a shot at goal.
  • Obstruction: A player must defend from a distance no less than 1.2m (4 ft)


For more information on the modified rules, please follow this link: http://netsetgo.asn.au/about/rules/