England Netball has now concluded its review of its competition regulations, this has included reviewing all of the competition regulations for the National Competitions and Finals as well as focussing on the appeals and complaints procedures within competition. As a result England Netball has produced an appeals and complaints section that must be used for all County and Regional Competitions that progress through to a National Final and is recommended for use in any competition. The wording for the section varies depending on the type of the competition; league or tournament and the templates for both can be accessed below:
Appeals section for league
Appeals section for tournament
Below are the new regulations for England Netballs competitions for the 2014/15 season:
National Schools Regulations
Premier League Regulations
National U14 Club Finals Regulations
National U16 Club Finals Regulations Age Banding
England Netball has made some changes to the Age Banding process, following a review of the previous system. The new process is detailed in the Age Banding Guidance document (available below), but to summarise England Netball will no longer be providing Age Banding approval via letters to confirm eligibility.
Instead the participant’s coach, parent(s) or guardian and the Club or School Safeguarding Officer must complete the Age Banding Form (available below) and sign having read the Age Banding Guidance provided to confirm that the player in question is suitable to play out of their age band. This form should be submitted to the competition organiser alongside any entry or registration forms and the player should then be considered eligible.
Please note that forms should only be submitted to England Netball when EN is the competition organiser (eg Premier League, National School Finals only, National U14 and U16 Club Finals). For all other competitions the Age Banding Form must be sent to the competition organiser.
England Netball recommends that competition organisers adopt this process in their competition regulations, however this is not mandatory and where competition regulations state a different process, this will take precedence for that competition.
Click here for the Age Banding Form
Click here for the Age Banding Guidance document
Competition and Events Calendar National Events Calendar 2015/2016
National Events Calendar 2016/2017
Accident Report Form
If an accident occurs at a Netball match where a player, coach,
spectator or staff member is injured, the accident reporting procedure
should be followed as detailed below: This procedure should be followed
for ALL injuries and accidents, regardless of whether or not medical
treatment is given.
A team official - i.e. coach, team manager or
other team representative - should complete the Accident Report Form
(below), making sure to include as much information as possible. This
may include a diagram or further explanation which may be completed on a
separate piece of paper or on the back of the form. Additional pages
should be stapled or clipped securely to the original form.
names, addresses and contact details of any witness present should be
recorded. It may also be necessary, in some circumstances, to obtain an
Umpires Report as evidence. This is essential for any follow up
queries England Netball or its insurers may have.
The form should
then be copied and a copy sent to the Membership Department
at England Netball within 3 (three) days of the incident taking place.
One copy should be kept by each of the Home and Away teams and filed
for future reference. The Home Team venue may also require a copy of
this report for their records.
Head Office, England Netball, Netball House, 1-12 Old Park Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2JR,
Tel: 01462 442344 Fax: 01462 442343 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: 09.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday