Substitution Rules (Players from other teams) 

a)  Subbing of girls from a lower division, age group or grade.

b)  If a team is unable to field seven (7) players, they may borrow from a team of a lower grade division or age group within their own club.

c)  The borrowing team must field at least three (3) original players.

d)  The maximum number of borrowed players shall be two (2) into any one team.

e)  If a registered player arrives after a subbed player has been used, the original player may replace the subbed player but not until an interval (1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 time). Once a registered player has replaced a subbed player, that subbed player may not retake the court except in the event of an injury.

f)  A player can only sub up into a particular team two (2) times. She will not be eligible to sub into the same team a third time. If she does sub a third time, the borrowing team shall lose competition points awarded for that game.

g)  Substitutes must be written on the score sheet before the player takes the court. If is the responsibility of the Coach/team to ensure that the substitute is eligible to play in that division.

h)  The borrowed players must be eligible to play their own game.

i)  Format for eligibility to sub into a team shall be: Juniors/Intermediate/Cadet/Senior. Eligibility shall be decided yearly. No subbing semi, finals and grand final games. Rep teams may sub from squad players within their age group.

Please note:

  • If registered team player comes late or is injured and has already been replaced by a substitute, please indicate late/injured player with ** on the score sheet.
  • No 12 year old can sub to a senior division.
  • If playing Net Set Go non-competition, 7’s, 8’s and 9’s can sub among themselves. With inter club cooperation you may use players from the opposing team to make the game more enjoyable for all.


Substitution Rule (Players within your own team)

Netball Australia – Official Rules – Revised 2016 (page 44)

9.1 Substitution and Team Changes

(i)  Both teams have the right to make substitutions and/or team changes:

(a) During an interval

(b) When play is stopped for injury/illness or blood

(ii)  The numbers of substitutions is not limited provided the players used are those named for the match

A team is up the twelve (12) players (of whom a maximum of seven (7) are on the court at any time)