International Netball Festival Inc is a not-for-profit organisation and was founded by the Festival’s President Jane Rushton who has been involved in netball for many years. INF holds three netball Festivals each year on the Gold Coast, in Fiji and Christchurch promoting netball players to be active, build on their skills and broaden their experiences as well as getting the communities involved by way of spectating, volunteering and providing goods and services.
The first Festival was held in 2012 on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia attracting over 500 players from the local city and Queensland state areas as well as from interstate and internationally. This Festival is held annually in April.
INF has grown to staging a December Festival in idyllic Fiji supporting the local Netball communities by attracting players from around the world to play at competitive and social levels. Travelling teams sponsor Fijian teams so netball players that would otherwise not be in a position to play can participate in the Festival. Promoting netball as an exciting sport to play benefits the sport, the players as well as their families.
INF held its inaugural INF Christchurch in September 2019. It was an amazing Festival and promises to be an integral part of the netball calendar each year in picturesque New Zealand.
We have some exciting news too! INF will be holding a Netball Festival in Vanuatu in 2021 or 2022. Watch this space!
International Netball Festival Inc is more than just netball festivals. We pride ourselves in giving back. From travelling teams sponsoring local teams to play in the festival, to donating gifts to teams such as bibs, socks, old uniforms, whistles, other netball equipment or by donating to a Wildlife Hospital to care for sick native animals or saving a Kiwi, teams are often overwhelmed by the wonderful smiles of gratitude and appreciation from giving back. Our Festivals are an amazing and fulfilling experience in more ways than one! Come join us and show off your netball skills and learn new ones, gain memories that will last a lifetime, make new found friends, and delve into the local culture for an all round experience.
Supported by Intersport Global, specialists in international group sports tours, INF provides a full service to its teams by offering competitive travel, accommodation and activities packages for travelling teams. Local teams are encouraged to participate as well with play only plus event options (Welcome Meet & Greet and Festival Dinner) available.
Our team is more than happy to assist you with any queries regarding our Festivals. We sincerely want every netball player to have the opportunity to play in one or more of our fabulous and amazing Festivals which are tremendously rewarding as well as memorable.
support the local netball communities by encouraging netballers to come to the Festival from around the world
provide team bonding and personal growth
bond with other netballers from around the world
have the opportunity to participate in top international netball competition
support netballers to build their netball skills as individuals and as a team with a Netball Clinic
gain knowledge by seeing how netballers from other countries train and play
promote netball to be an exciting sport to play with international options to strive for
create volunteer coaching and mentoring programs for netballers internationally
bond with teachers, coaches and their team, not only by playing netball but by living and travelling together
experience a trip of a lifetime by visiting countries of a different culture
experience travelling and living as a group
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“The INF was again a superb experience for our girls. This was our third International Netball Festival and we will continue to support this event as it provides quality competition, a comprehensive list of itinerary options and the staff are always only too happy to assist. We have found the whole tour process to be extremely well catered, organised and professional.”
— Bunbury Catholic College