University Of Canterbury Netball

UC Netball Club is one of the largest senior clubs in Christchurch and the only club affiliated with the Univeristy of Canterbury. Our club is run by a small group of volunteers who are enthusiastic and dedicated to providing our members with the best club netball experience possible.

In the 2019 season UC Netball registered 17 teams with Christchurch Netball Centre, playing in the Saturday competition at the Hagley netball courts. We pride ourselves on catering for all players of all levels – competitive and social. 

For the 2020 season, our A team will start in Premier 1, our B team in Senior 2, C team in Senior Reserve 2 and 3 teams in the 2A Grade, meaning there are no shortage of opportunites for new and existing members. 

Being a University Club we ensure we organise plenty of social events for our members. We have close ties with the UC Rugby Club, including shared clubrooms and weekly player of the day evenings throughout the season.​​​​​​​

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any queries about netball in Christchurch. We would love to hear from you!

Social Netball Competition


  • 6 Players/side: 2 defenders (D), 2 centres (C), 2 attackers (A)
  • A maximum of three males per team are allowed on the court at any given time. One male per playing position only (Defence, Centre and Attack).
  • A minimum of 5 players must start the game, one of which must play centre, the 6th must be on court within 5 minutes of game time
  • Teams must wear matching bibs (supplied by UC Sport).
  • Teams may register an unlimited number of players, only registered players are permitted to partcicipate.



  • 12-minute halves, 2-minute half time (30-minute turn-around time)
  • Running clock games
  • Teams must be ready before the start of their game.


  • International Netball Federation (INF) rules apply
  • Substitutions: Unlimited “flying” substitutions
  • Disqualification/Penalty: 2 foul play warnings/ player, players will be ejected on their second warning.


  • Wednesday afternoons 2 – 5pm
  • Breaks for University holidays
  • Draws and other information about the competition will be posted and on UC Sport Competitions Facebook Page, and emailed to Team managers.

Fees to play in the Social Sport Competitions: