How do I register?
All teams and individuals must register online. Select your chosen social 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 via Griffith Pay.
Can I participate in social sport if I do not have a team?
Yes, you will need to register as an individual 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 with your name and your friend's 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, such as uniforms you may wear.
What sports are on offer?
Griffith University offers the following social sport competitions:
- basketball (mixed and men's)
- 7-a-side soccer (mixed and men’s)
- 5-a-side soccer (women's, mixed and men's)
- netball (women’s and mixed), touch football (mixed)
- volleyball (mixed), tennis (open doubles and singles)
- flag gridiron (mixed),
- badminton (doubles, men’s and women’s).
Find out more on the social sport page.
What are the maximum numbers of players I can have on my team roster?
This is dependent on the type of sport. Each sport page has their guidelines that will have the maximum number of players.
Are there multiple divisions available in each sport?
Yes, depending on the number of teams registered in a competition there may be up to three 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.
Do you need to be a Griffith University student or staff member to compete?
Not at all. Griffith Sport competitions are open to everyone. We welcome the general community or corporate teams and individuals to come and participate.
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 divisions 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 – 50 years old. We recommend being 16 years or older purely because children will be playing against adults and there's a general difference in weight and height. However, you are participating at your own risk.
Where are the competitions played?
All competitions are held at Griffith University's Nathan or Mt Gravatt campuses. Please refer to the sport specific pages for relevant location information.
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.
What happens if I get injured?
To be covered, you need to ensure 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 in our injury and insurance information page.
What is the 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 emailing or posting to 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 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 the 5-a-side soccer competition is played at an all-weather venue, therefore it is extremely rare competitions will be called off, so please be prepared to play in the rain.
How do I become a social sport convenor or social sport official (referee or umpire)?
Please complete an expression of interest form on the match officials page.