Social competitions

Social competitions

Whether you're a competitive person or love playing sport for fun, social sport competitions are the perfect opportunity to get fit, active and social!

Social competitions are for those who take their sport a little more seriously and want to be a part of an officiated competition, but still want to enjoy the social element that comes with playing sport.

At Macquarie University Sport you don't need to be a student or a member to participate in social competitions, just someone keen to participate in a team, be it your own that you register or a team that we allocate you to - so if you're a member of the local community or staff, you're more than welcome to join!

If joining a social competition at Macquarie University Sport interests you, make sure you check out the information below to learn more, including current news and events, the current timetable, information on the competitions offered and how to register for your competition.

About:

Our social competitions are located at both the Sport and Aquatic centre, as well as the Macquarie University Sport Fields. This is largely because of the variety of social competitions we offer, including Basketball, Futsal, Netball, Fast5 Netball, Touch Footy, Tennis and Football; all of which are offered depending on the session and season at any given point throughout the year.

There is no minimum requirement of skill to participate in a social competition, however a grading process will take place for competitions with larger numbers and more experienced teams play.

Registrations are requirement however, so you must officially register to put you or your team forward to participate in any competition - make sure you read below on how to register for any upcoming social competitions you're interested in.

News and Events:

Session 2, 2018 Competitions have now commenced! Please see 'current social competitions timetable' for the draw and further information.

Current Social Competitions Timetable:

Below are the current social competition timetables. Make sure you scroll through to ensure that you are looking at the timetable applicable to the competition you're registered in.

Session 2 2018 Competitions

2018 Session 2 competitions will run from Monday 20th August 2018 - Thursday 8th November 2018 (10 weeks)

Registrations are now closed. Please click here to view the draw

CompetitionDatesLocationDivisionsPrice

Monday Afternoon - Netball

August 20th, 27th

September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

October 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Sport Hall - Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic CentreMixed onlyTeams - $675.00

Individual - $85.00

Monday Night  - Netball

6:00pm - 10:00pm

August 20th, 27th

September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

October 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Sport Hall - Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic CentreMixed onlyTeams - $675.00

Individual - $85.00

Monday Night - Tennis

6:00pm - 9:30pm

August 20th, 27th

September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

October 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Vince Barclay Tennis AcademyOpenIndividual - $135.00

Tuesday Afternoon - Netball

4:00pm - 6:00pm

August 21st, 28th

September 4th, 11th, 18th

October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Sport Hall - Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic CentreMixed onlyTeams - $675.00

Individual - $85.00

Tuesday Night - Netball

6:00pm - 10:00pm

August 21st, 28th

September 4th, 11th, 18th

October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Sport Hall - Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic CentreMixed onlyTeams - $675.00

Individual - $85.00

Tuesday Night - 7 a side Football*

6:00pm - 9:30pm

(See information below about the referee course)

August 21st, 28th

September 4th, 11th, 18th

October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

November 7th*

Macquarie University Sport FieldsMixed onlyTeams - $675.00

Individual - $85.00

Wednesday Night - Netball

6:00pm - 10:00pm

August 22nd, 29th

September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

October 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Sport Hall - Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic CentreMixed onlyTeams - $675.00

Individual - $85.00

Wednesday Night -  Fast 5 Netball

6:00pm - 10:00pm

August 22nd, 29th

September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

October 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Sport Hall - Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic CentreMixed onlyTeams - $550.00

Individual - $85.00

Wednesday Night - Touch Football*

6:00pm - 10:00pm

(See information below about the referee course)

August 22nd, 29th

September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

October 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

November 7th*

Macquarie University Sport FieldsMixed onlyTeams - $675.00

Individual - $85.00

Wednesday Lunch - Futsal

11:30am - 2:30pm

August 22nd, 29th

September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

October 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Sport Hall - Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic CentreOpenTeams - $350.00

Individual - $65.00

Friday Night - Basketball

5:00pm - 10:00pm

August 24th, 31st

September 7th, 14th, 21st

October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

November 2nd

Sport Hall - Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic CentreOpenTeams - $675.00

Individual - $85.00

*Touch football and 7 a side Football teams please note - due to the growth of the respective competitions and the need to maintain the quality across these competitions, Macquarie University will be running an internal compulsory referee course on the 14th (football) and 15th (touch) August at 6:30pm.

All teams will need to supply at least one (1) player to complete the course and be available to referee in the competition, otherwise will be deducted competition points. Referees will be rostered on before or after their scheduled game.

The course will run a week before competition begins and will run for 2-hours. The fee for the course has been waived and is free for all attendees, and also includes on field assessments from the Referee Coordinator to finalise qualification. Once qualified, all referees will be paid and rostered on each week accordingly.

  • Teams cannot choose game times. Draws will be selected at random.
  • Only one wet weather makeup game may be scheduled. Further washouts will not be replayed.

Social Competition Sport Descriptions and Rules:

Below are the current social competition sport descriptions, along with applicable rules:

SessionDescription

Basketball

Basketball is a game played between two teams of five players in which points are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed at each end of the court. Basketball competitions are hosted in the Sport Hall of Macquarie University Sport. The rules of basketball available here

Fast 5 Netball

Fast 5 is a form of netball played five-a-side with rolling substitutes and in six-minute quarters. Powerplays are available to double your score, as well as shots worth one, two and three points. Fast 5 netball competitions are hosted in the Recreation Hall of Macquarie University Sport. The rules of fast 5 netball are available here

Football (7-a-side)

7-a-side is a modified form of soccer/football played with seven players per side on a smaller, typically outdoor pitch. 7-a-side competitions are hosted at the Sport Fields of Macquarie University Sport. The rules of 7-a-side football are available here

Futsal

Futsal is a modified form of soccer/football played with five players per side on a smaller, typically indoor pitch. Futsal competitions are hosted in the Sport Hall of Macquarie University Sport. The rules of futsal are available here

Netball

Netball is a game played between two teams of five players in which points are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed at each end of the court. Netball competitions are hosted in the Sport Hall of Macquarie University Sport. The rules of netball are available here

Tennis

Tennis is a racket sport played between two to four players (depending on whether it's singles or doubles) with the aim to maneuver a felt-covered rubber ball over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis competitions are hosted at the Vincent Barclay Tennis Courts, located at the Sport Fields of Macquarie University Sport. The rules of tennis are available here

Touch Football

Touch football is a variant of rugby league with variation of defenders making a touch, instead of a tackle, to constitute a play. The aim of the game is to place the football, in a controlled manner, over the opponents goal line within the six-plays provided to the attacking team. Failure to score or to control the ball results in a turnover of possession. The rules of touch football are available here

How to Join/Register for a Social Competition:

Interested in joining a social competition?

Registration for social competitions at Macquarie University Sport are made online here.

Frequently Asked Questions About Social Competitions:

Check out some of the answers to our more frequently asked questions below.

Q: Do you need to be a Macquarie University student or staff to compete?

No, Macquarie University Sporty social sport competitions are open to everyone.  We welcome the general community or corporate teams to come and participate, as well as the student cohort.

Q: What sports are on offer?

Macquarie University Sport offers a range of sports depending on the session and season. Some of the sports include Basketball, Futsal, Netball, Fast5 Netball, Touch Football, Tennis and Football.

Q: Where are the social sport competitions located?

All outdoor sports are located at the Macquarie University Sport Fields. Indoor Sports are located at the Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre.

Q: When does the next competition begin?

Competitions run throughout the year round in the following months:

  • Semester 1: March - June
  • Mid-Year: June - August
  • Semester 2: August - November
  • Summer: November - February

Information on current competition dates

Q: Can I participate in social sport if I do not have a team?

Yes, we will put you in a team comprising of other individual registrations. If you would like to be put in the same team as a friend, simply note this on your individual registration form.

Q: What is the minimum age requirement?

All social sport competitors must be at least 16 years of age.

Q: How do I register?

All registrations are now online, please see the 'How to Join/Register for a Social Competition' section of this page.

Q: What skill level are the competitions?

Our competitions are open to all participants (provided they meet the minimum age requirement) regardless of their skill or ability. Some sports offer different divisions for teams with more experience.

Q: Where do I find the draw for my competition?

The current draw for each competition can be in the 'Current Social Competitions Timetable' section of this page.

Q: What are the maximum number of players I can have on my team and what the on field requirements?

Maximum number of players on a field is dependent on the type of sport that's being played.

Current minimum/maximum player requirements are as follows:

  • Basketball 5/10;
  • Football 7/12;
  • Futsal 5/10
  • Netball 7/12;
  • Netball Fast5 5/10;
  • Touch Football 6/12
  • Mixed Netball: Maximum of three (3) males on court at all times; one (1) per third.
  • Mixed Netball Fast5: Maximum of two (2) males on court at all times; one (1) per third.
  • Mixed Competitions (Football, Touch): Minimum of two (2) females on the field at all times.
  • Open Competitions (Futsal, Basketball, Indoor Cricket): No maximum or minimum number of males/females.

Q: What is your policy on inclement weather?

During inclement weather, the competition administrative staff or official at the site can cancel games. We will make every reasonable effort to inform teams of cancellations, such as utilising e-mail, the Website or the wet-weather hotline (02 9850 9488). In some cases we will call team captains, though due to the number of teams playing per night this is not always possible. It is a team captain's responsibility to let their team members know of the cancellations.


Do not assume the game will be cancelled, as weather is very unpredictable. Outdoor competitions allow one extra week for wet-weather games if games are cancelled during the regular season. Other cancelled games will not be rescheduled and will result in a draw.

Q: What is required by teams when arriving for games?

All teams are required before their scheduled game each night to sign in with the on-site casual sport administrator

Q: How do I become a social sport administrator or social sport official (referee or umpires)?

Please send through your resume with the position you would like to apply for to socialsport@mq.edu.au.

Contact Us About Social Sessions:

Have a question or query you feel hasn’t been answered? Would you like to know more? View our frequently asked questions, contact us on 9850 7636, send your enquiry to this page or email socialsport@mq.edu.au. Need an answer right away? Why not try the LiveChat feature in the bottom right hand corner of this page. We have a representative on standby ready and willing to help!

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