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Volleyball is a fast-paced open game consisting of six-a-side played at our indoor stadium, with the aim being to get the ball cleanly over the net and to hit the ground in the opposition’s area. Here at the ARC, we offer growing social competitions on Thursday evenings from 6-10pm suitable for all skill levels ranging from beginners to experienced players (ages 16 years and over).

Bring a team and join a competition or book a court and play with your mates.


  • Team Registrations for our Winter season are NOW OPEN!




    Don't have a team? No worries, you can register your details through Just Play and they'll put you into a team for the next season. You can enter on your own or with one or two friends so you can be placed on the same team.

    Register your interest to join a team


    You can also register your interest to join a team competing in the current season directly through our Spawtz platform. Once your details are in the system, teams can then contact you directly should they be looking for additional players. 
    Please note, by registering as an individual this does not put you in a team or guarantee that you will play.


  • The Summer 2024 Season will be running from Monday 8 January 2024 – Thursday 2 May 2024.


    Open Division only.


    You can view your team's fixtures via our Spawtz portal at the link below. Senior competitions will start from 6pm and finish at 10pm. 


  • Payment

    Teams will be required to nominate a credit card prior to the commencement of the first game. Direct debits are processed the day before the game, on a week-by-week basis. The weekly game fee is $75 per team and there is NO registration fees.

    Failure to make the payment before 5pm on game day, will unfortunately result in a $15 late penalty, which will be added to your game fee ($90). 

    Please note, all teams must pay prior to their game in order to play.


    Any forfeits advised with a least 24 hours’ notice prior to the commencement of the game will be liable for just your standard game fee of $75.  

    Teams forfeiting on the day of their game, will be required to pay a standard game fee ($75) plus the oppositions game fee of $75 ($150 in total).



    Teams that choose to withdraw their team during the season will incur a $225 withdrawal fee (equivalent of three match fees).  

    At the end of the season, teams can decide whether to re-register into the next season. Registrations do NOT roll over, so as a result, teams must register for each season during the registration period. This allows new teams the opportunity to engage with our local community at regular intervals.

  • Need help adding a player, making a payment or finding fill-players? Check out these step-by-step instructions on how to best manage your team through the Spawtz portal. 

    Manage your team
  • Please note, games do not run on public holidays.

    2024 Winter season timeline:

    Registrations openMonday 8 April
    Registrations close Monday 29 April
    Start date Monday 6 May
    Grading periodMonday 6 May - Thursday 23 May
    Season games Monday 27 May – Thursday 8 August
    Semi-finals Monday 12 August – Thursday 15 August
    Grand-finals Monday 19 August – Thursday 22 August

    2024 Spring season timeline:
    Registrations openMonday 24 July
    Registrations close Monday 19 August 
    Start date Monday 26 August
    Grading periodMonday 26 August – Thursday 12 September
    Season games Monday 16 September – Thursday 30 November
    Semi-finals Monday 2 December – Thursday 5 December
    Grand-finals Monday 9 December – Thursday 12 December

  • All rules are as per the Official Volleyball Rules 2021-24, with minor amendments intended to enhance the playing experience at Cockburn ARC.  Please consult the Sports Management Team for specific rule clarification.  

    All participants play at their own risk.    

     Games consist of two eighteen-minute halves, with a one-minute half-time break and a two-minute changeover period.  

     Game start times are: 6:00pm, 6:40pm, 7:20pm, 8:00pm, 8:40pm, 9:20pm.  All registered teams are expected to be available to play at these times.  

    Player and spectator behaviour

    The moment you set foot in Cockburn ARC Sports Stadium, you have become a custodian of our sporting community.  Players and spectators must understand that they are just as responsible for creating a positive and inclusive environment as administrators and referees. 

    Anti-social and aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated by your teammates, opposition players, spectators, officials and competition organisers alike. Individuals who fail to acknowledge their responsibility in maintaining a social environment will be making participation less enjoyable for all and risk their and/or their teams ongoing involvement with all Cockburn ARC facilities and programs.   
    Any on or off-court incidents deemed to be anti-social will be dealt with accordingly and at the discretion of the Sports Management Team and/or an authorised representative of the Cockburn ARC.  This may include ejection from the playing arena, short- and long-term suspensions, and if necessary, permanent banning from the Cockburn ARC for the offending individuals and/or teams.  

    Spirit of the game


    At Cockburn ARC, the focus will be seeing games go ahead so that all teams can enjoy the consistency of knowing they have an opposition to play each week. This will occasionally result in cross-division fixtures, scheduled byes being substituted for fixtured games or teams being asked to play twice in an evening. The allocating of competition points in such cases will be managed by the Team Sports Coordinator.   

     Fostering a social environment where everyone can feel welcome to participate is an integral aspect of our competition. Players from any team during the regular season (regardless of division) are welcome to fill-in for any other side.  However, this is only permissible when a team is short of regular players.

    Please respect the spirit of the game – attempting to headhunt players to achieve results won’t get your team anywhere in the long run. All players and substitutes must be at least registered within the Spawtz online portal to participate. If teams are utilising regular substitutes throughout the course of the season, we would suggest they be registered as a player of the team, allowing us to easily ascertain their eligibility for finals.   
    Players are welcome to feature in multiple sides during the regular season (including within the same division). However, if a player qualifies for finals for two sides in the same division, he or she may only represent one team during the entire finals' series (semi-finals and grand finals).  

    Officials and the Sports Management Team reserve the right to deny a player from playing within, or ‘filling in’, for another team. In other cases, a non-regular player may also be told that they can only play on a wing for that game. Such decisions will be based on a perception of fairness for the opposition team and will be a judgement call made the Sports Management Team.   

    Rule clarification  

    • Participants may not wear jewellery, watches, pins, or other dangerous/sharp items. Fingernails may be short taped, cut or gloved at the discretion of the umpires/referees. Tape is not provided by The Cockburn ARC, and it is the responsibility of the player to ensure that they comply with the above. 

    • To qualify for finals, individual players must have played at least 4 games within a regular season.   

    • All players are required to present conforming uniforms with the same colour & shade.  

    • Open League: There are no caps on gender, an open league is a league for all!   

    • A minimum of 4 players are required to start the game. 

    • All players must be 16 years or older to play in the competitions.  


    Gameplay Regulations

    All FIVB rules apply unless stated otherwise in the Cockburn ARC By-Laws.

    1. Gameplay Length 

    • 1.1  All games comprise of three sets played in 40-minute period; when time expires and the rally is continuing, play will continue until the point is considered “dead”. 

    • 1.2 The first 2 sets are played to 25 points, with the third set played to 15 points in the event the first 2 sets are drawn. 


    2. Team Management 

    • 2.1  All players must be sixteen years or older to participate. 

    • 2.2  The maximum number of players on court per team at any given time is six (6) 

    • 2.3  The minimum number of players on court without forfeiting is four (4), as per Cockburn ARC By-Laws. 

    • 2.4  Players may make a substitution at the end of a point only, and the referee must be made aware of it. 

    • 2.4.1 The nominated team captain may ask for rule clarification when the point is considered over. 


    3. General Rules 

    • Points will be scored using the rally system, in that if a team wins the rally, regardless of the serving team, they win the point and will continue to serve until they have lost the point. 

    • A team must be two (2) points ahead to win the set. Unless time has elapsed, an additional point will be played to determine the winner. 

    • If neither team has reached a minimum of eight (8) points in any given set when time runs out, the set shall be deemed incomplete. 

    • If a team has reached a minimum of eight (8) points and is ahead in points by at least two (2) points by the end of the game, then they will have won the game. 


    4. Game Management Procedure - Misconduct and Sanctions 

    4.1 This is classified into three categories as per the Cockburn ARC by-laws (modified from FIVB Official Rules of the Game):  

    • Unsporting conduct. 

    • Abusive language. 

    • Undue rough play/resisting/striking/attempted striking. 

    4.2  Sanction Scale: warning, “sending off”, or ejection (as per Cockburn ARC by-laws wording) 

    • 4.2.1 Warning: the first instance of unsporting conduct will result in a yellow card, a loss of the point and the service awarded to the opposing team. 

    • 4.2.2 Expulsion or “sending off”: the second instance of unsporting conduct will result in a red card, and the player shall not play for the remainder of the set. 

    • 4.2.3 Ejection: the third instance of unsporting conduct or abusive language and/or undue rough play or physical aggression will result in a red and yellow card held together, and the player must be substituted off the court, and leave the centre immediately for the rest of the match, as per Cockburn ARC by-laws. 

    • 4.3 In the event a team has less than the maximum number of players required to continue gameplay after a player has been ejected, they will be required to complete the game with a minimum of five (5) players to avoid a forfeit. 

    • 4.4 In extenuating circumstances, the referee or sports management may call off the game according to the Cockburn ARC by-laws. 

  • Want to win a FREE SEASON?

    The Cockburn ARC Spirit Award aims to reward teams that respect and uphold our ARC values to the highest standard.

    Teams will receive a score each game based on their commitment to these values, which include:
    • Respect
    • Inclusivity
    • Integrity
    • Good communication
    • Willingness to help out or fill in
    • Sportsmanship
    • Clean games
    • Willingness to learn.

    The teams who showcase these values best and score the most spirit points will be awarded a FREE season!

    Spirit Award FREE Season Terms & Conditions

    1. The winning team of Spirit Award will receive one (1) free Senior Social Sport Season, including waived game fees for grading, regular and finals fixtures. ​
    2. The Team Organiser for the Spirit Award winner will be notified via email.  

    3. To redeem the free season, the Team Organiser must register the team into the competition as per the standard process AND reply to the email sent from the Cockburn ARC Sports Team confirming their redemption. 

    4. Team registrations do NOT roll over to the next season, so as a result, teams must register for each season during the registration period. The Sports Team cannot guarantee a spot in the upcoming competitions, so we encourage teams to register and advise of intent to redeem the prize as soon as possible once registrations open. 

    5. Redemption is valid exclusively for the team’s subsequent registered season. 

    6. This prize is exclusively applicable for use in any of the two (2) Senior Social Sport seasons immediately following the team's Spirit Award-winning season. For example, if the team wins the Summer season, they can redeem in the following Winter season. However, should the team not register for Winter, the prize can be redeemed in the Spring season. 

    7. The free season will be considered utilized upon the team's registration for the subsequent season and the application of the prize. 

    8. Transfer of the free season is permissible only to a team with the identical Team Organiser as the original winning team, subject to a written request submitted to the Sports Management Team. 

    9. The free season will be deemed expired should the team not register in any of the two (2) Senior Social Sport seasons immediately following the team's Spirit Award-winning season and no request in writing has been received by the Sports Management Team regarding redemption. 

    10.  One (1) free season is non-transferrable for cash, or any other product or service offered by Cockburn ARC. ​

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