Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I register?
All teams and individuals must register online by visiting the Social Sport Website, select your chosen sport, and follow the appropriate “register now” links.
If you are the team captain registering a full team, you must then get all your team members to log on and also register in your team, this is vitally important as without registration a person will not be allowed to take part in any competition and will not be covered by the personal accident insurance should this be required.
It is the responsibility of the team captain to ensure all players are registered before the first game of the season.
Once you have registered online, you will need to make a payment. This can only be made online by visiting the Griffith Pay
Q: Can I participate in social sport if I do not have a team?
Yes, you will need to register as an individual at our Social Sport Website by following the “Register Now” links under “Individual Registration” for each sport. We will then put you in a team.
If you would like to be put in the same team as a friend simply email the Social Sport Coordinator (email@example.com) with your name and your friends name and we can put you in a team together once you have both made payment. You will be contacted after the close of registrations with the names and contact details of people in your team so you can meet each other and arrange the details of your team like what uniforms you may wear.
Q: What sports are on offer?
Griffith University offers the following social sport competitions; Basketball (Mixed & Men's), 7-a-side Soccer (Mixed and Men’s), 5-a-side Soccer (Women's, Mixed & Men's), Netball (Women’s and Mixed), Touch Football (Mixed), Volleyball (Mixed), Tennis (Open Doubles and Singles), Flag Gridiron (Mixed), Badminton (Doubles, Men’s & Women’s)
Q: What are the maximum numbers of players I can have on my team roster?
This is dependent on the type of sport. Please visit the sport specific website, and under resources you will find the Competition Guidelines for each sport.
Q: Are there multiple divisions available in each sport?
Yes, depending on the number of teams registered in a competition there may be up to 3 divisions available for each sport in a season. Every attempt will be made to place teams in the division that reflects the playing grade indicated during the registration process however this is not always possible.
Q: Do you need to be a Griffith University Student or Staff to compete?
Not at all, Griffith Sport competitions are open to everyone. We welcome the general community or corporate teams/individuals to come and participate.
Q: What is the minimum age requirement?
Our competitions are open to all participants regardless of their skill and ability. Some competitions offer a range of division’s dependent on registration numbers.Griffith social sport competitions are all classed under the “Open” age category, meaning you can be any age to play. We advise competitors that they play at their own risk with the common age of participants being 16 – 50yrs old. We recommend at least being 16 years or older purely because children will be playing against adults and the general difference in weight and height. However, you are participating at your own risk.
Q: Where are the competitions played?
All competitions are held at Nathan Campus or Mt Gravatt Campus at Griffith University. Please refer to the sport specific pages for relevant location information.
Q: What is required by teams when arriving for games?
All teams are required to sign in at the competition desk with the sport convenor on arrival before their scheduled game each week. No player can participate in a game until they are signed in.
Q: What happens if I get injured?
To be covered you need to have made sure that you are registered correctly to your playing team prior to the start of the first game of the season. Each Competition has a Game Day Convenor who is first aid qualified and there to assist should there be an injury during a game. Further details and information can be found on the Injury & Insurance Website
Q: What is your wet weather policy?
During wet weather, Griffith Sport staff can cancel games. We will make every reasonable effort to inform teams of cancellations, such as utilising e-mail or the Social Sport Facebook page. In some cases we will call team captains, though due to the number of teams playing this is not always possible. It is a team captain's responsibility to let their team members know of any cancellations.
Do not assume the game will be cancelled, as weather is very unpredictable. Outdoor competitions allow one (1) extra week for wet-weather games if games are cancelled during the regular season.
Other rained out games will not be rescheduled and will result in a draw.
Please note that the 5-a-side Soccer Competition is played at an all-weather venue, therefore it is extremely rare that competitions will be called off in case of wet weather so please be prepared to play in the rain.
Q: How do I become a social sport convenor or social sport official (referee or umpires)?
Please complete the interest form on the Referees & Umpires page.