England Netball MTGL A Award Officiating Conference Launched


8th and 9th September 2018 at 10am

Loughborough University SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough LE11 3QF


With only 125 places available and a high demand for places be sure to get in whilst places are still available.


We have confirmed speakers including International Umpires Gary Burgess and Jackie Mizon (just back from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games!), Chair of the International Rules Panel, Cheryl Danson, Leading Officiating Tutors and Educationalists Yvonne Adshead and Anne-Marie Riddle and more speakers to be confirmed, you really don’t want to miss out!


Course content will include workshops on; Game Management, Position, Vision and Movement, Advantage, Contact vs Contest, Ask the Expert Umpiring Clinic and much more.


Please find links to the following documents for more information:


For those of you not wishing to attend the conference but wishing to renew those Team White friendships formed over many years of umpiring together we are offering a Team White Dinner only option for £45. With bed and breakfast accommodation options starting from as little as £37.50 (twin room) you could again enjoy those legendary Team White evenings of old!


Those wishing to book onto the conference/Team White Dinner should complete the booking form attached and return it to officiating@englandnetball.co.uk Payment details will be forwarded on receipt of a completed booking form.


We hope you’re excited about this as much as we are and look forward to seeing you there!

England Netball Officiating Department




Rule Amendments for All Netball in England from January 2018


Following extensive consultation with member countries the International Netball Federation (INF) has released a set of amendments to the Rules of Netball which will come into effect from 1st January 2018. These should be used for all Netball in England and also in conjunction with the England Netball Domestic Guidance.


The main purpose for the rule amendments was to make some definitions clearer which in turn allows the rules to become more accessible by the game’s many participants throughout the World.


For your information here are the highlights of the amendments made in this update:

o   New definitions of breaking, pivot and set (for a free pass and penalty pass)

o   The sanction if a free pass or penalty pass is taken in an incorrect position

o   When a player who is in the correct position may take the penalty pass

o   Umpires hold time to give a caution and new caution signal added

o   Change ‘official warning’ to ‘warning’ throughout rules book

o   Suspension period is 2 minutes playing time

o   State when a player may move into the court surround

o   Minor tidy up to remove duplication and provide clarity

In addition to these rule changes the INF has released a supplement that can be used in conjunction with the 2016 edition of the Rules Book.

England Netball has adapted the original supplement provided by the International Netball Federation to ensure Officials can print and cut out the rule amendments and insert them into the 2016 edition of the Rules Book.

The Rule Book supplement can be downloaded from this link;

2018 Rules Book Supplement

The 2018 edition of the Rules Book will be available from the England Netball Shop NOW!!!


New Rules Books can also be obtained from your local County Umpiring Secretary at a reduced rate of £6.00 each. For more details please contact your CUS.

The 2018 edition of the Rules Book can be downloaded from this link and can be saved to iBooks on iPhones and iPads or Pocket on Android… However, nothing beats having the real thing in your pocket!

International Rules of Netball 2018 edition

Please remember that any rules questions or queries can be sent to officiating@englandnetball.co.uk with more information found on our Rules FAQ page.