WPNC AGM SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2018

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

Susan Pettitt (Aust Diamond, Giants, NSW Swifts) Specialist Netball Skills Academy

KNA have organised Susan Pettitt (Aust Diamond, Giants, NSW Swifts) to come out to the North Shore to run her specialist netball skills Academy.

It’s set to run Tues arvo / evenings commencing 13 November at Lofberg. There are three timelsots each night, based on age groups so the girls will work with others of a similar age. The Shooting, Centre Court and and Defence Academies will run side by over the 4 weeks, and often call on each other to help practice skills against one another and get the most of each other.

The program is only opened to 20 players per academy (shooting, Centre Court or Defence). Susan will be accompanied by other NSW elite netballers.

Time:    4.00pm–5.00pm 9-10 year olds
5.00pm–6.00pm 11-12 year olds
6.00pm–7.00pm 13+ year olds
Cost:     $140 per person (Inc. GST) for the 4 weeks
(includes an SP Netball Academy shirt)
Bring:   Water bottle and comfortable clothes

View Flyer here.

For registration, please go to www.spnetball.com

2018 Spring Comp Gradings and Playing times

Please find below the grading for the 2018 Spring Competition.

WPNC Spring Comp Teams Updated 26/9/2018
(Please refer to borrowing guidelines below if you need to borrow players).

Ladies Comp – Monday and Wednesday @ Lofberg
Senior Mixed – Thursday @ Lofberg
Cadet Mixed – Thursday @ Lofberg
Inters/Mixed Wednesday @ Lofberg
11-12s – Wednesday @ Canoon
9-10s – Wednesday @ Canoon

2018 Spring Comp Borrowing Guidelines

Please note the following:

  • Please note there are no Divisions 1, 3 and 5 Ladies Comp this year due to lack of teams, so there will be NO games on a Tuesday Night at Lofberg
  • Please note there is NO regrading in Spring Comp
  • Borrowing Guidelines have been updated – 2018 Spring Comp Borrowing Guidelines.
  • 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

Grand Finalists

Congratulations to the following teams who played in the Grand Finals:

B3 – WP7  – Runners Up

B4 – WP8 – Winners

CAD1 – WP16 – Runners Up

CAD5 – WP19 – Runners Up

INT1 – WP21 – Runners Up

12C – WP30 – Winners

11A – WP32 – Winners

10A – WP35 – Winners

10D – WP38 – Winners

Shoosh for Kids Campaign

KNA have signed up to support the Shoosh for Kids Campaign. The Shoosh for Kids Campaign is aimed at promoting positive behaviour at Junior sport.

Here are some great ideas on how you can support this great Campaign!

2018 Changes to Rules of Netball

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

2018 Summary of Rule Changes

2018 Rules of Netball

Stoppage – Injury/Illness and Blood Rule

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:

  1. 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.
  1. 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.

Rules of Netball