Volleyball 4's

Thanks to the participants who joined us in 2024! We look forward to the next one, sign up here to find out more.

This information is for participants who have successfully registered at the Rainbow Games. We can’t wait to see you there!


All schedules and formats are subject to change depending on last minute changes to entry numbers, length of matches. This is to ensure for a meaningful participant experience and any changes will be communicated with players as soon as possible.

** Turning up late may result in disqualification from the competition. This decision will be at the discretion of the tournament director.

  • Check out the overall Rainbow Games schedule here.

Venue: Indoor Courts, Trusts Arena, Auckland. View map of the venue here.  

In Partnership with: Volleyball NZ

Opening Ceremony: Find out more about the Registration day (Accreditation pick-up and goodie bag) and the Opening Ceremony on Thursday 4 April here.

Closing Function: Find out more about the Closing Function on Monday 8 April here.

Things to do in Auckland: There’s lots to explore and enjoy during your time in Auckland. View our list of recommended activities here.  


Saturday 6 April 2024


The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610

Getting there
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Divisions have been combined. You can view the draws here.

Regarding duty teams – teams will not need to referee any games – VNZ will provide first referees.

Duty teams will, however, have to act as linespeople for games when they are on duty – only 2 linespeople per duty team are required at a time per game (linespeople can be swapped in between sets.)

Games will be timed to 30 minutes exactly. The winner will be the team with the most sets after 30 minutes. Each set will be played to 15 points, with a 2-point margin. If sets are tied at the end of the 30 minutes, the team with the most points once the ongoing rally finishes will be crowned the winner.

After lunch break, pool play resumes. Once pool play finishes, gold match playoff begins between 1st and 2nd place in round robin before awards ceremony.

The net will be set to woman’s height.

Categories and Divisions

Volleyball 4s at the Rainbow Games offers the following categories and divisions:

  • Open Team – Competitive or Social grade
  • Female-identifying Team – Competitive or Social grade
  • Open refers to all genders and identities
  • Female-identifying refers to cisgender women, transgender women and non-binary AFAB

In the event of insufficient registrations for any given competition, we reserve the right to merge competitions or to move participants to another competition.

All schedules and formats are subject to change depending on last minute changes to entry numbers, length of matches. This could even be decided on the day of competition. This is to ensure for a meaningful participant experience and any changes will be communicated with players as soon as possible.

Rules & Regulations
  • Upon registering to participate, you have agreed to adhere to the Rainbow Games' code of conduct. Click here to view refresh your memory.
  • Players can only be rotated in between points (ensure referee is aware before they allow the next serve)
  • Stay off the net (if you touch the net during game play, it is the other teams point)
  • If the ball lands on the line, it is in!
  • Double hits are allowed off the serve
  • Maximum of 3 hits per side
  • A block is not counted as a hit
  • No lifting or scooping the ball
  • Call your own infractions if the referee misses anything (you may also question other players moves, however, the ref has final say.)
  • No open-handed tipping
  • There is no attack line, players can hit from anywhere.
  • You do not need to rotate positions, but you must rotate the server.
  • Games are to 15 points – team must win by 2 points.
  • Games begin on time. If games begin late, no make-up time will be given.
  • Let serves are good (ie. if the ball hits the net on the serve and lands in, it counts as a point)
  • Report scores to the coordinator before you leave.
  • Have FUN!!
Player Accreditation

As we start preparing for your fabulous player accreditation, we're excited to see your names come to life on them! To ensure everyone feels respected and valued, we will be using preferred names alongside surnames. To make sure we can be accurate and respect your identity, please make sure your preferred name is up to date on your YouLi registration form before Monday 11 March 2024.

Information for Spectators

Do you have any friends and whānau interested in coming to watch you at the Rainbow Games? It’s free to watch and we recommend spectators registering their interest to spectate here to save time upon arrival. Sign up for spectator updates via YouLi.

Food and Drink

Food and drink options are available at the Trusts Arena.


It’s not too late to purchase Rainbow Games merchandise from our Official Merchandise and Apparel Partner, PURE Athletic. Click here to view the range and buy now.


Non-court marking shoes are to be worn on the indoor courts at the Trusts Arena


There are no lockers available inside the Trusts Arena. An allocated area will be made available for participant seating only.

Late Registrations

There are a limited number of spaces available for Volleyball 4's at the Rainbow Games. If you are still interested in participating, please email kiaora@rainbowgames.co.nz. Now that the registration date has passed, entry cannot be guaranteed and enquiries will be managed on a case-by-case basis.

Any Other Questions

SEE YOU IN 2026!