HUNTS & PETERBOROUGH NETBALL LEAGUE
These rules should be read in conjunction with the County
rules and are only applicable to teams playing in the Hunts & Peterborough
1. AGM/COMMITTEE MEETING
All teams must be represented at
the Hunts & Peterborough ang County AGM.
Each occasion of non-attendance
will be judged individually and the eligibility to join H&PL will be at the
discretion of the H&PL committee. The
ultimate penalty will be exclusion from the league.
All players must be affiliated
to England Netball (AENA) with the exception of guest players (see
2. FACILITIES FOR PLAY
All fixtures will be played at a central venue with
the Home team being the first on the fixtures list responsible for ensuring that
the correct facilities are available and providing the match ball.
2 points will be deducted for any infringement of
the rules. Points will be awarded
6 points for a win or win by default
4 points for a draw
3 points if losing score within 5 goals of
2 points if losing score within 50% or more of
1 point if losing score less than 50% of opponents
Nil points for losing by default
Any teams conceding a match will be deducted 2
points. The opposing team shall be
awarded 6 points if the game is conceded within 48 hours of the fixture or not
ready to play at designated central time.
In the event of a match being conceded the apposing
team will be awarded 30 goals. In
the event of a draw at the end of the season, where one team has received the 30
goals through a match being conceded, this match will be wiped from the
calculations in order that the result will reflect a true picture of a teams
If a match is abandoned due to inclement weather
conditions at half time or later then the score will stand and there will be no
APPOINTMENT OF UMPIRES
The minimum standard is Beginners award. The
penalty for not providing an umpire at any match is a deduction of 6 points and
a minimum fine of £5.00. This will
be increased if a team continues to break this rule.
All umpires must be
affiliated to England Netball (AENA)
Teams who have been in the league for 1 year or
less have 1 year in which to either qualify an existing member of the team as an
umpire or find an umpire from another team to uphold their umpiring commitments.
Teams who have been in the league for more than 1 year have until January
2005 to find an appropriate umpire.
All teams must at the start of each season submit
to the fixtures secretary a list of specimen signatures for all affiliated
players. All cards are to be posted
to the Fixtures Secretary and received within 7 days of each match being played.
All cards must be signed by individual players.
The Fixtures Secretary will not, under any circumstances, chase late
cards. Failure to submit a score card within 7 days will result in a
loss of 3 points.
All matches must start promptly in accordance with
the central timing (hooter/bell then on the umpires whistle)
All umpires must monitor their own quarter and half
times. A Claxton will be used so
that central timing will be more accurate.
7. DURATION OF PLAY
Winter and summer league matches shall be 4 x 15
minutes in duration. Time allowed
between quarter and half time is as follows:
2 minutes quarter time
5 minutes half time
Although central timing will operate each court
must have its own timer in the event of injury.
In this case 2 minutes maximum must be added on after the central timing
Janet Boxall Floodlit league matches will be 2 x 20
minutes in duration, with a straight turn around at half time.
There will be no injury time.
All umpires must
monitor their own quarter and half times.
8. UMPIRE COMMITMENTS
Each team will provide an umpire for the match
following or preceding their fixture. More
specific instructions will be provided with the issue of each set of league
Can all players note that when playing they must
not wear sharp hair accessories, gloves, scarves, hats, jewellery and laces must
Any player with a medical condition outside the
regulation playing uniform must lodge a GP’s letter with the committee before
wearing (i.e. gloves).
Each club must pay all league entry fees prior to
the first match of the season
11. PLAYERS MOVING CLUBS/TEAMS
If a player wishes to move to a different club
the Fixtures Secretary must be informed 7 days prior to the player taking the
If a player wishes to play for more than one
team within the same netball club, for example a player affiliated to the first
team wished to play for the second team then reference firstly should be made to
the county constitution in respect of the rules relation to this.
Secondly in paragraph 2.1.5 of the Constitution
under ‘Management’ it will be deemed that a player ‘playing down’ for
any part of a match however short the time is on court this will be classed as
that match being played and that player may not return to her former team for
the following 2 league matches.
Please note the Constitution only allows one
player to undertake such ‘playing down’ once per season.
If she plays down for more than once, that player will be deemed a member
of the lower team and will not be permitted to play up for the remainder of that
season. Only one named player may
play in the team immediately below at a time.
12. SET TIMES AND DATES
All matches must be played at the set times and
dates allocated to them in the fixtures list handed out at the start of the
season. These cannot be altered or
re-arranged except for EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES.
As there is no precedent for what constitutes an
‘Extenuation Circumstance’ each request/circumstance will be considered and
decided upon individually by the H&PL committee.
13. NATIONAL/REGIONAL/COUNTY EVENTS
In the event of a National/Regional/County event
coinciding with a H&PL fixture, if a player(s) and/or official(s) from one
team is/are involved, the two teams will be given 7 days to play the match from
the fixture date.