Section 6: Approved sports – activities and specific rules

Amended 2012

6.13 Netball

6.13.1 Netball knockout competitions (girls open and 15 years)

Refer NSWCHSSA Handbook "Knockout Competitions" - Section 5.2

(a) Knockout Netball rules

(i) All games to be played under "All Australian Netball Association Rules."

(ii) Each match will consist of four x fifteen minute quarters with three, five, three minute intervals.

(iii) Where possible, each team should apply a qualified umpire.

(iv) In the event of a drawn game an extra period of five minutes each way will be played. If the game is still drawn, a toss of a coin for centre pass and selection of ends will be made. First team to be ahead by two goals wins.

(v) Teams must be in uniform with identification patches.

(vi) The substitution rule, as in the rules of the All Australian Netball Association, will apply.

(vii) In the event of a game concluding early due to wet/inclement weather the score at half time shall be the final result. If the game is concluded prior to half time the game will be replayed with the original away team becoming the home team.

(b) Knockout finals series

(i) All games to be played under "All Australian Netball Association Rules".

(ii) Each match will consist of four x fifteen minute quarters with three, five, three minute intervals. There will be central timing.

(iii) Each team must supply a badged umpire and inform the CHS Netball Convener of the umpire details two weeks prior to the finals.

(iv) In the event of a drawn game an extra period of five minutes each way will be played. If the game is still drawn, a toss of a coin for centre pass and selection of ends will be made. First team to be ahead by two goals wins.

(v) Each team is responsible for its own accommodation

(vi) Teams must be in uniform with identification patches.

(vii) The substitution rule, as in the rules of the "All Australian Netball Association", will apply.

(viii) No time out will be allowed for injury.

(ix) The final sixteen will be made up of:

One team from each region (10)

Regions seeded in the top six places from the previous year's state championship, may provide a second team, provided each team is not a second team from a school already represented.

Teams placed one and four (1 and 4) in previous year's knockout, to be included in top half of draw, while two and three (2 and 3) be included in the bottom half of draw.

Where possible, regions with two teams will appear in both halves of the draw. Remaining teams will be placed randomly in draw.

(x) 15 years and under girls Netball knockout competition will be referred to as the "Debra Hanson Cup".

6.13.2 Netball State Championships 

Refer NSWCHSSA Handbook "State Championships (team sports)"  – Section 5.3

(a) The championships will be conducted annually.

(b) Entries

(i) Each region may enter ONE team (maximum of twelve players)

(ii) Players attending the state championships must receive an overall playing time of 40% with the only exception to this rule if the player has an injury.

(c) Uniform

(i) Players must wear regional uniform.

(ii) Each player must wear a patch showing position identification for all matches.

(d) Equipment

Match balls will be provided by the New South Wales Combined High Schools Sports Association.

(e) Court surface

Sufficient hard courts shall be available for all teams to play at the same time.

(f) Match rules

(i) All games to be played under the "All Australian Netball Association Rules".

(ii) The championships will be conducted on a "round robin" basis.

(iii) The period of play will be 4 quarters of twelve minutes each, with a two minute break at first and third quarters and a three minute break at half time.

(iv) No injury time will be allowed.

(v) Three points will be allocated for a win, two points for a draw and one point for a loss.

(vi) Where more than one team finishes level on equal points at the conclusion of the carnival joint winners will be declared.

(vii) Other than first teams finishing on equal points other places shall be determined on percentages.

(viii) Where two or more teams finish level on points for second place, placings will be determined on percentages.

(ix) Where teams, apart from 1st or 2nd place, finish level on points, they shall be given equal placings.

(g) Umpires, scorers and timekeepers

(i) Where possible each region is responsible for supplying a badged umpire. Combined High Schools Netball will contribute to umpire travel expenses.

(ii) Managers may be asked to umpire, score or time keep when necessary.

(iii) The host region is responsible for providing score sheets and timing equipment.

(iv) Individual regions are given the option to bring a qualified student umpire, as part of the regional team to the Netball state championships. 

(i) Protests

Protests must be lodged, in writing, with the championship manager within 30 minutes of the conclusion of the match and shall be dealt with by the disputes committee.

(j) Duration

The duration of the championships is not to exceed three full playing days.

(k) Representative team

A New South Wales Combined High Schools Open Netball team will be selected at the championships by a selection panel of three.

(l) Selection panel

(i) This panel will be elected at the pre-championships meeting. Nominations for these positions as selector to be taken from the floor at the pre championships meeting.

(ii) The coach of the Combined High Schools Open Netball team, if present, is to be a member of the selection panel, ie. one of the panel of three.

(m) Disputes committee

Championship manager, CHS Netball convener plus one other person.

(n) Judiciary committee

In the event of a player being sent off permanently from a game a judiciary committee will be convened comprising of:

CHS Netball Convener
Host Regional Sports Co-ordination Officer 
Championship manager
Team manager of the player concerned

Following a send-off, the umpire and both team managers should document the incident immediately after the game.

6.13.3 Netball NSWCHSSA team - 15 years and under trials

(a) Trial eligibility

All applicants are not to turn 16 years of age or older during the year of competition.

(b) Date of trials

The convener is to set the date of the trials. In the case of the trials being cancelled, due to inclement weather (and where an indoor venue is not available), the convener will set an alternate date.

(c) Selection procedure

A squad will be selected on the day of the trials. The final team of ten players will be announced following the first official training session.

(d) Late entries

No late entries will be accepted.

(e) Selection panel

Selectors for the under 16 years team to be a panel of five (5) including the coach.

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