2022 charlestown all-age CARNIVAL

Carnival contacts


Dianne Pascoe  (0408 698 150)
Peta Forder  (0410 045 503)

Email: cna.secretary1@gmail.com



Sunday, 24th July 2022


8:30am onwards (it is anticipated that the last game will finish around 3:30-4:00pm)


Charlestown Netball Courts, Bula Street, Charlestown.


All Ages!!  Includes NetSetGo (5-9), Juniors (10-17) and Seniors (18+). 

For the first time, we are hoping to include some mixed and boys/mens competition , but this will depend on number of entries. Please put your entry in and we will notify all mixed/boys/mens teams a week prior if a competition will go ahead. And please spread the word!!!


ENTRY NOW CLOSED (thank you, but we have reached competition capacity earlier than anticipated)

All players must be currently registered with Netball NSW.


Umpire own game (i.e. each team needs to provide an 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.)


Flexible!!! As long as you all look like a team (i.e. have similar outfits), you can wear what you want. This is not a rep carnival, and teams do not have to be club teams. The choice of attire is at the discretion of the teams. You can wear netball dresses, leggings + shirts, bike shorts + tops, skirts + tops, even team onesies if you really want! All is fine, provided everyone in the team is similarly attired.

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

Teams are required to bring their own set of bibs.


Many hands make light work! All Charlestown teams have been rostered on for 30 minutes service in the canteen throughout the day. Please check the CANTEEN ROSTER HERE for your allocated time slot. Each team is required to send two helpers up to the canteen for the allocated time slot. Thanks!


The draw is now available through Play HQ - please click on icon below. 

NOTE: THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES TO SOME DRAWS SINCE 9PM ON SATURDAY, particularly for seniors and cadets. Please check your draw again!

INTERMEDIATE RED now play their first game at 8:30am (was previously a 9:00am start)



We apologise for the delay in finalising the draw. There were several late changes. NO FURTHER CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO THIS DRAW. 


Medals will be given out to all players in the Net-Set-Go teams after the last match played. Please send one person from the team to the clubhouse to collect the medals for the team.

Medals will be given to the winners and runners-up for the junior and senior divisions. After the last game for the division has been played, the competition scores will be finalised and an announcement will be made for the winners and runners-up.  Please send one person from these teams to the clubhouse to collect the team medals .


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 social media outlets (particularly Facebook, but also Instagram). 


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. Teams can start setting up tents from 7:30am onwards.

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. NO SIDES ON TENTS please.

And remember to put all rubbish in bins or take your rubbish with you when you leave. Each team will be given a garbage bag for their rubbish, please use it. Thank you for your cooperation!


Please refer to our COVID-19 webpage for our current COVID requirements. 

DO NOT ATTEND if you are unwell or have any flu-like symptoms (please get tested!).   We realise it will be very disappointing not to attend, but we are thinking of the health and safety of everyone.

We appreciate your support and 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.  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 - O'Neils Mobile Coffee Group - 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!!


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

At this stage, we plan to have the draw available on Saturday 23rd July. When the draw is available, we will announce it via social media (Facebook & Insta) and put a link to the draw on this page as well.

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?

Please indicate your request in the "Any other information" section of the team entry form, or send an email to cna.secretary1@gmail.com. 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 and each division, etc. And we won't be able to accommodate everyone's request either. (It's probably best to assume that teams will play at the same time, just to be on the safe side.)


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) near the northern end of the clubhouse.

PARKING - There is street parking on Bula Street, 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). There is some parking near the cemetery close to the upper courts, but  DO NOT park near the gravesites. (Cars may be towed if parked close to the gravesites). And there is parking along Dudley Road.

Please note that for this carnival, 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 coffee van, etc).

TENT AREA - 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. Teams can start setting up tents from 7:30am onwards.  NO SIDES ON TENTS please.