We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 18th November from 3.00 pm at the West Pymble Bicentennial Club (Bowlo) and encourage any members who are interested in finding out more about their Club to come along.
WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP!
The West Pymble Netball Club is a large club and is run by a dedicated and enthusiastic committee, however we always need more help to get our children, senior players and umpires on the netball courts.
For the 2019 season, our Committee has vacancies in some key portfolios.
Key positions: Umpire Rostering Convenor – Responsible for managing the rostering of our umpires onto games in liaison with morning and afternoon Umpire Convenors, calculating and distributing umpire pays, plus other administrative duties. View Job Description
Equipment Co-ordinator – Responsible for ordering equipment, putting together kits for our Winter and Spring Competitions and organising distribution and collection of kits. Storage space would be helpful.
Other important positions:
KNA Court Booking Officer – Manages and books training courts
Spring Comp Registrar
Junior Registrar – Assistant
Coaches Convenor – Assistant
Website Administrator – Assistant
Social Committee Members
As you can appreciate, we will not be able to prepare for the 2019 season without filling the key positions.
For anyone interested in helping, a handover and ongoing support will be provided to you.
If you feel you can help in any way, please send an e-mail to our Secretary Rhonda at
Ladies Comp – div 4: 13 teams requested this grade . As many teams can only play on a certain night, grading accommodated some team requests, whilst still grading teams appropriately and trying not to create BYE grades
Senior Mixed Comp – Only 4 teams requested div 1, 8 teams requested div 2 and 13 teams requested div 3. Clearly there needed to be movement up, so please also take this into consideration
From 1 January 2018 there are new updates to the Official Rules of Netball reflect the amendments to the 2016 rules that were approved at INF Congress in July 2017 and are not new rules, but small changes.
The amendments include:
New definitions of breaking, pivot and set (for a free pass and penalty pass)
The sanction if a free pass or penalty pass is taken in an incorrect position
When a player who is in the correct position may take the penalty pass
Umpires hold time to give a caution and new caution signal added
Change of ‘official warning’ to ‘warning’ throughout rules book
Suspension period is 2 minutes playing time
State when a player may move into the court surround
Minor tidy up to remove duplication and provide clarity
There continues to be some confusion amongst players, coaches, managers and umpires concerning the new rules around management of injuries. The new Rule state that when a player calls time for injury or the player or umpire calls time for blood, the player concerned must leave the court within 30 seconds and receive any treatment off the court. The 30 seconds is, therefore, time granted to leave the court and not time during which the player may decide if she is fit to continue.
If an injury occurs, the affected team may replace the player (and make other substitutions and changes) or may leave the position empty. The other team may also make substitutions and changes within the 30 second time limit.
If the position is left empty, the injured player may retake the court at the next interval, at another injury stoppage or after a centre pass. If the position is filled, the injured player may only retake the court at the next interval or at another injury stoppage.
KNA have made the following suggestions:
For the younger grades (U9 – U11) common sense should prevail. If a player falls over or is hit by a ball and really only needs a few seconds to be comforted, she should be allowed to remain on court whilst that occurs. If the player does need to leave the court, this should occur as quickly as possible. For the older grades (U12 and up), the above rules should be applied.
Coaches and managers should remind the players of the above rules – emphasising that time should only be called when a player in fact wishes to leave the court and especially discouraging calling time for another player on court.