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Walking Netball Rules

Walking Netball Rules

Walking Netball Rules

Learn about Walking Netball rules and enjoy the game safely.

The Court And Team

Walking Netball uses the regular netball court and seven playing positions:

  • Goal Shooter (GS)
  • Goal Attack (GA)
  • Wing Attack (WA)
  • Centre (C)
  • Wing Defence (WD)
  • Goal Defence (GD)
  • Goal Keeper (GK)

Recommended Timing

Each game of Walking Netball includes:

  • Four quarters, siex minutes each
  • One minute break at quarter time and three quarter time
  • Three minute break at half time

Can be shorter or longer games depending on the competition.

No Running Or Jumping

A player must never have both feet off the ground at once (IE no jumping or running)

1-2 Steps With Ball

When a player receives the ball, they can take 1-2 steps while in possession before they must pass or shoot.


A player may keep possession of the ball for up to 4 seconds before they must pass or shoot.

Rolling Substitutions

Substitutions may be made at intervals or during play. There is no limit to the number that can be made.


When defending a player must be 3 feet (0.9 metres) away from the opposition player.

Play Walking Netball | Walking Netball Rules Background

This version of netball was first introduced in 2008 under the Stand Tall Program; a joint initiative between Netball NSW & the NSW Department of Health. In 2017, Netball NSW partnered with the NSW Department of Family & Community Services to bring this program back to life and re-branded as Walking Netball. Rules By Play Walking Netball

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This is a really great slower version of the sport and with these rules it is a truly inclusive version of the sport which allows anyone to enjoy the game be it an ex-player or someone learning to play for the first time.

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