2024 charlestown all-age CARNIVAL

Carnival contacts


Dianne Pascoe  (0408 689 150)
Peta Forder  (0410 045 503)

Email: cna.secretary1@gmail.com



Sunday, 28th July 2024


8:30am onwards (it is anticipated that the last game will finish around 3:30pm)


Charlestown Netball Courts, Bula Street, Charlestown.


  • Teams may register via  this PlayHQ link 
  • Team fee $35
  • Team registrations will close on Sunday 21st July, unless carnival capacity is reached before this date.
    • Based on previous years, we would recommend registering your team and players sooner rather than later if you don't want to miss out.

  • When registering your team, you will be asked to nominate a grade/division for your team. Available choices are:
  • 9s/8s Div 1
  • 9s/8s Div 2
  • 8s/7s
  • 7s/6s
  • 10s Div 1
  • 10s Div 2
  • 10s Div 3
  • 11s Div 1
  • 11s Div 2
  • 11s Div 3
  • 12s Div 1
  • 12s Div 2
  • 12s Div 3
  • 13s/14s Div 1
  • 13s/14s Div 2
  • 15s/16s
  • 16s/17s
  • Senior Womens Div 1
  • Senior Womens Div 2
  • Senior Mens
  • 17s Boys
  • 14s Boys
  • Note 1 - Teams need to have a minimum of 7 registered players to be included in the draw, with a maximum of 12 players permitted.
  • Note 2 - Teams may be allocated to another grade/division after consideration by the Carnival Grading Convenor.
  • For any further questions, please send an email to the Secretary.


  • Once the team is registered, the team manager/coach (whoever registered the team) will be able to access a unique player-to-team registration link which is specific for their team.
  • Players can use the unique player-to-team registration link to register directly into their team
  • All players must be registered into their team by Wednesday 24th July
  • There is no carnival fee for individual players registering into a team.
  • All players must be registered with Netball NSW.
  • Coaches, managers, and umpires are strongly encouraged to register with the team (no fee for coaches, managers or umpires).
  • For any enquiries, please send an email to the Secretary.


Umpire own game (i.e. each team is required to supply a competent umpire).


First round will commence at 8:30am, with subsequent rounds starting on the hour and half-hour thereafter (i.e. 8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, etc, etc).

  • Each game will have 2 x 12-minute halves, with a 2 minute half-time break and 4 minutes between games. 
  • Where possible, teams will play one game on, followed by one game off.  
(Please note: Due to the number of teams playing in the competition and the small break between games, NetSetGo games will be played with standard height hoops.)


Uniform requirements are flexible. You can wear netball dresses, leggings + shirts, bike shorts + tops, skirts + tops, even team onesies if you really want! The main aim is to look like a team and be identifiable as a team. (Note - this is not a rep carnival, and teams do not have to be club teams. )

However, no offensive slogans on clothing. And please keep bottoms covered! 

It is preferred that teams bring their own set of bibs.


Unless otherwise advised, teams should assume games are on and proceed to the courts for play.

Any decisions to alter, postpone or cancel games on Carnival Day due to adverse weather will be announced via social media, so please keep track of our Facebook and Instagram pages.


Juniors & Seniors: At the end of the last round, the final scores will be tallied and and an announcement for winners and runners up for each division will be made. Winners and runners up of each division will receive medals, so if your team is in contention for a medal, please stay after the round to hear the announcement for your division.

Net Set Go: At the end of the last round, all teams will receive a small participation prize for their players. Please send someone up to the clubhouse to collect the prizes for your team.


Teams are welcome to set up tents from 7:30am onwards.Teams can set up their tents at the southern end of the court precinct, on the grassy area between the upper courts and Dudley Road. No tents in the cemetery area. 

Please be aware of other teams, other tents, ropes, etc. If it's windy, you may need to peg your tent down, so please keep this in mind.

RUBBISH: Please remember to put all rubbish in the provided bins or take your rubbish with you when you leave. Each team will be given a garbage bag for their rubbish, please use it. If you run out of garbage bags, please ask at the clubhouse for extra bags, it's no problem. Thank you for your cooperation!



Our canteen offers a variety of drink and food options, including coffee, tea, soft drinks, water, sports drinks, hot food (pies, hot dogs, sandwiches,  chicken burgers, etc), and other snacks.


The BBQ will also be operating, giving a selection of hot foods such as sausage sandwiches, steak sandwiches, and bacon & egg rolls. Yum!


The first aid office will be available to all players, with physiotherapists to assist in strapping ($5 per joint).  Ice will also be available from the first aid office.

EFTPOS & "swipe payments" will be available at the canteen and BBQ, as well as the front office. The nearest ATMs are located at the nearby Whitebridge shops, or at Charlestown (the fuel stations on the Pacific Highway or Charlestown Shopping Centre).


For the coffee fans who prefer coffee made with fresh roasted beans, you can rest easy. We are happy to announce that barista coffee will be at the carnival, located at the southern end of the clubhouse, near the BBQ station. 

Help yourself to a hot cup of coffee, and pair it with an bacon & egg roll! Yummo!!

Charlestown teams will be rostered on to cover canteen for 30-minute time slots. A schedule for the canteen roster will be posted here once the draw is released.

Each rostered team is required to send 2 volunteers for their allocated time slot. This will ensure 4 volunteers are in the canteen at all times.

Note: All workers in the canteen, including volunteers, are required to be aged 16 or older.  


When will the draw be available? And how can I see the draw?

At this stage, we plan to have the draw available on this webpage after 6pm on Thursday 25th July. When the draw is available, we will announce it via social media (Facebook & Insta).

I have two teams entered (different age groups) - is it possible to their offset their play times so that my two teams aren't playing at the same time?

It's probably best to assume that teams will play at the same time, just to be on the safe side. While we will try to accommodate requests of this nature, there is no guarantee that we will be able to do so as the draw will depend on the number of teams in each age group/ division, etc.  


There are 28 courts which will be used on carnival day - 20 courts on the lower level, 6 courts on the upper level, and 2 courts (A & B) atthe northern end of the clubhouse.

PARKING - There is street parking on Bula Street and Dudley Road, with very limited parking around the clubhouse. There is an overflow parking section to the north of the courts (next to the AFL/football clubs).

Please note that for this carnival, it will be very likely that we will be using courts A and B. There will be no parking permitted on courts A & B, nor will cars be permitted to park on the grass areas adjacent to courts A & B. There will also be restricted car parking adjacent to the club house at the southern end due to the coffee van, disability access, etc.

Parking in the cemetery near gravesites is strictly prohibited. People parking for netball are only
permitted to park on the western side of the cemetery boundary (i.e. cars may park immediately
adjacent to the netball precinct only). Rangers may issue fines for cars which are parked in the
wrong areas of the cemetery. Please be mindful of people who are visiting the cemetery for
personal reasons – they do not wish to find a car parked on their relative’s gravesite.