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Competition rules

These rules are to be used in conjunction with INF rulebook. We ask that you make these available to all members of your team, and we hope you have an enjoyable season of Netball. If any player in your team suffers from a medical condition, disabilty or carries life saving medication, where appropriate, please inform the umpire or supervisor prior to taking the court

Game fees must be handed in prior to the start of game

Players - must be at least 14 years of age.

All team members/players must be covered by insurance and must, they must be listed on your team page at our website netballcomp.com (Login required)

Players that request to play in more than one team in a grade are assessed on a case by case basis, restrictions do apply.

Mixed Netball

Only three males permitted on the court at the one time. Minimum of 1 male to constitute a mixed game. Positions are unrestricted.

Uniform

To consist of matching colour t-shirts with appropriate shorts, skirts, track pants or leggings. (Appropriate shorts should have no large pockets or zips).

A shade variation is allowed e.g. Navy and Royal Blue or Navy and Black. Incorrect uniform bears no penalty for first 3 weeks of a new season. Any team may approach umpires about an opposing team's uniform, but this must be done before half time. The umpire/ supervisor's decision will be final. If you are in doubt, please feel free to contact the office.

All players must wear runners. Hair slides, hair beads and hats are not permitted. Players with plaster injuries are not permitted to play.

Jewellery

All jewellery must be removed (including watches / Fit Bits, (piercings may be covered with fabric tape), a flat wedding band is permitted.

Games

Will consist of 4 X 9 min. quarters with a 2 min. break at half time. Teams taking the court late (after the other team is on court a ready to begin) will be penalised a goal a minute up to end of first quarter, at which point the offending team will forfeit.

Games will not be stopped to tie laces

Byes

4 points awarded to team with rostered bye.

Grading

The competition reserves the right to re-grade teams or give penalties at any time.

The following guidelines can be applied at the discretion of netballcomp management

1. When a team finishes well clear at the top of the ladder (with no suitable opposition)- They are crowned Premiers. With a presentation at the last game of the season (No final series)

2. A mercy rule may apply during the season, whereby once a team is 15-20 points ahead the centre pass always goes to the opposition

Forfeits

Please make every attempt to avoid forfeits; these are a disruption to other teams and the competition. Teams that forfeit must pay $160 (no exceptions). A 10-goal penalty and 4 points to the non-offending team. In the unavoidable event where you will have to forfeit please contact the office 0408579954 as early as possible so that the other team can be notified. 

Injuries

All Injuries MUST be recorded on your scoresheet prior to signing and handing in. First aid is the responsibility of each team..

Blood Rule

No player is allowed to continue playing if bleeding. The bleeding player cannot take the court until all visible blood is cleaned/covered.

 

Scoring

It is the responsibility of each team to supply a scorer. If neither team has one then a player on court will have to take turns scoring whilst they play.

Finals

To be eligible to play finals player name must be entered on team insurance list. Captains login required to enter players.

Games will be 4 x 9 min. quarters, 2 min. break at half time. If the game ends in a draw, then there shall be a further 3 minutes played at each end. The game will be timed with a hand held timer and if nearing the end of extra time and the result is still a draw, the time keeper is required to hold the time at 5 seconds until the next goal is scored. (No new players, that is those who have not taken part in the original game time, may take the court at the commencement of the extra time.)

Each team will receive 8 trophies, medals or towels. (Extra's are available upon request to the office)

Discipline

Captains, Are responsible for conduct of team players and their spectators. The competition has the right to suspend players or teams. Captains must ensure that all team members are aware of the rules and Code of Conduct. Ignorance is no excuse. Player code of conduct  https://www.netballcomp.com/conduct.php 

Umpires

Are expected to maintain game discipline at all times and have the right to report offensive language or behaviour. The 'F' word or other similar vulgarities are not acceptable. The offending player may be warned or sent from the court. Offending spectators will be asked to leave the stadium.

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Netballcomp management