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2016 Official NWC Forms for use during Winter Competition

Deferment Form
As per rule 4.9.1 found on page 22 in our 2016 NWC Rules (see below), a deferment request must be received in writing or via the attached form to make things easier.

2.9.1    Deferment

There are two options to request a deferment of a scheduled game.

Note: A deferred game cannot be deferred again.

  1. Where a team has three or more members (may include the coach) who are unavailable to play or coach in the scheduled Saturday competition day due to Netball representative duties or NNZ affiliated duties, the team may choose to defer the game (please note:The last game of a round may not be approved to be deferred, as in most cases the new round starts the following week).

A deferment request under option 1 must follow the following procedure;

  •    An application to defer must be made to Netball Wellington Centre no later than one week prior to the scheduled games.
  •    The game must be played within two weeks of the scheduled game.
  •    Before a deferment is granted the two teams involved must come to an agreement on the date, time & venue for the deferment
  •    Teams who apply for deferments or replays are responsible for organising the game in consultation with Netball Wellington Centre and for reimbursing each umpire for out of pocket expenses.
  1. As it is recommended that players returning from a week-long tournament have a 48-hour recovery (non-playing) period, a College’s top team playing in the Lower North Island Secondary School tournament may request a deferment of their game scheduled for the day after the tournament.

A deferment request under option 2 must follow the following procedure;

  •    An application to defer must be made to Netball Wellington Centre no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled game.
  •    The game must be played within 3 days of the scheduled game (Tuesday night at the latest).
  •    As it unlikely the opposition for the team will be known in advance, the team requesting the deferment must advise of 3 alternative times to play the deferred game. NWC will then advise the opposition of these times when they are determined.
  •    Teams who apply for deferments or replays are responsible for organising the game in consultation with Netball Wellington Centre and for reimbursing each umpire for out of pocket expenses.

If a team applies for a deferment but it has not been confirmed by Netball Wellington Centre, it is the responsibility of the team to confirm with Netball Wellington Centre that the deferment has been granted. Until such time as that confirmation is received, that team must play the game as scheduled.

 New Player Registration Form
As per rule 4.4 found on page 17 & 18 of our 2016 NWC Rules (see below), a New Player Registration Form must be submitted.

4.4.1         Player registration at start of season

Clubs, schools and member teams must complete their team registration online and ensure that it includes the names and date of birth (as a minimum) of all players in that team. This must be completed and advised to the Centre by 31st March 2016 for all teams.

N.B. It is recommended that Clubs ensure that all players have completed a club registration form prior to registration with Netball Wellington Centre. Club registration forms should include a statement whereby the player agrees to be a member of the club and hence Netball Wellington Centre. Copies of the club registration form of each player should be held by the club secretary/co-ordinator and a copy may be requested by Netball Wellington Centre, should proof of registration be required (e.g. in the event of representative team or player development squad selection).

 4.4.2         Player registration after season start

Clubs, schools and member teams must notify Netball Wellington Centre if there are any changes to Premier, Senior or Collegiate team registrations by 31 May 2016.   Up to this date, players may be registered and de-registered at no additional cost.

After 31 May 2016, all additional player registrations during the season must be notified in writing to Netball Wellington Centre. A fee of $30.00 must be paid for every registration to a team in which 12 or more players are already registered. All changes or additions to teams must comply with the grading rules (see rule 4.6).

Clubs, schools and member teams can register a player on Saturday, at the time of registration, by filling in the form at the games office. The player may take the court on that day but the registration will not be confirmed until the player is checked against the grading rules by the staff in the following week. Therefore, the club/school should check the player is eligible to play for the relevant team and in that grade or the team may risk losing points or incurring a fine.

  • The fine for playing an unregistered player is $50 plus $30 registration fee and forfeiting the game.
  • The fine for playing under another person’s name is $50 and forfeiting the game.

 

 

4.6     Saturday team & player registration

All teams are required to register at the Game Office by ensuring they complete their team sheet prior to taking the court.

The Team sheet will be kept at the Front Desk at all times. If the Team sheet is not available the back of the score card must be completed.

Teams are advised to complete registration at least 15 minutes prior to game time. The Umpires will be instructed not to start the game unless this is completed prior to the game.

Spot checks for unregistered players will be conducted throughout the season.

Premier grade teams (Premier 1-3) must complete a team game sheet each week. Substitutions for each quarter must be noted on the team sheet, and the sheet handed to the Front desk after the game.

For all grades the team list must include first name and surname. Any team list with only one of these will be deemed to be incomplete and therefore the team or player will be unregistered and incur the fine for an unregistered player ($50) and forfeit the game.

Player Dispensation Form
As per rule 4.9 found on page 22 & 23 of our 2016 NWC Rules (see below), a Player Dispensation Form must be submitted.

4.9     Dispensation or deferment for representative duties

Representative duty is defined as a player, coach or manager is away from Wellington with one of the following representative teams:

(a)        a Netball Wellington Centre representative team;

(b)        a Netball Central Zone representative team;

(c)        a Netball New Zealand, International age group or Senior representative netball team.

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4.9.1    Deferment

There are two options to request a deferment of a scheduled game.

Note: A deferred game cannot be deferred again.

  1. Where a team has three or more members (may include the coach) who are unavailable to play or coach in the scheduled Saturday competition day due to Netball representative duties or NNZ affiliated duties, the team may choose to defer the game (please note:The last game of a round may not be approved to be deferred, as in most cases the new round starts the following week).

A deferment request under option 1 must follow the following procedure;

  •    An application to defer must be made to Netball Wellington Centre no later than one week prior to the scheduled games.
  •    The game must be played within two weeks of the scheduled game.
  •    Before a deferment is granted the two teams involved must come to an agreement on the date, time & venue for the deferment
  •    Teams who apply for deferments or replays are responsible for organising the game in consultation with Netball Wellington Centre and for reimbursing each umpire for out of pocket expenses.
  1. As it is recommended that players returning from a week-long tournament have a 48-hour recovery (non-playing) period, a College’s top team playing in the Lower North Island Secondary School tournament may request a deferment of their game scheduled for the day after the tournament.

A deferment request under option 2 must follow the following procedure;

  •    An application to defer must be made to Netball Wellington Centre no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled game.
  •    The game must be played within 3 days of the scheduled game (Tuesday night at the latest).
  •    As it unlikely the opposition for the team will be known in advance, the team requesting the deferment must advise of 3 alternative times to play the deferred game. NWC will then advise the opposition of these times when they are determined.
  •    Teams who apply for deferments or replays are responsible for organising the game in consultation with Netball Wellington Centre and for reimbursing each umpire for out of pocket expenses.

If a team applies for a deferment but it has not been confirmed by Netball Wellington Centre, it is the responsibility of the team to confirm with Netball Wellington Centre that the deferment has been granted. Until such time as that confirmation is received, that team must play the game as scheduled.

 

Player Re-Grade Request Form
As per rule 4.7 found on page 20 & 21 of our 2016 NWC Rules (see below), a Player Re-Grade Request Form must be submitted.

4.7     Grading Rules

4.7.1         Re-grades

Clubs and schools must apply to Netball Wellington Centre in writing for re-grades of players as follows:

  • for players who have played at International level at any stage wishing to play in Premier 3 or any grade below Premier 3;
  • for players who have played in Premier 1 in either of the previous two seasons wishing to play in Premier 3 or any grade below Premier 3; and
  • for players who have played in Premier 2 or below in either of the previous two seasons: to play in any grade that is more than two grades below the highest grade they have played in the previous two seasons.

The approval or rejection of an application for a regrade shall be made by the Netball Wellington Centre Board in its sole discretion. When considering whether a regrade for a player is appropriate, the Board will take into account:

  • medical conditions;
  • return to netball after one or more seasons off;
  • placement of the next team below within the club;
  • inability to cope at the higher level previously played;
  • fairness to other players in the grade the player wishes to be regraded to;
  • And any representative history.

An application for an emergency regrade may be made in writing to Netball Wellington Centre by no later than 12.00pm on the Friday prior to the Saturday or scheduled game.

4.7.2         Playing up/down grades

  •      No player may play for a team in a grade lower than the grade in which they are registered in.
  •      No player may play for a team in a club other than the club for which that player is registered.

In addition:

(a)        Subject to (b), where more than one team from a club is entered in one grade, a player in the lower ranked team (by team number) may play in the higher ranked team, but not vice versa.

(b)        College players may play for a lower team in their school, but only if they are in the same Collegiate grade.

All rules regarding playing for other teams apply equally to Premier 1 teams.

4.7.3          Playing up

During all games leading up to finals, players may only play ’up‘ (i.e. for a team in their club that is in a grade higher than the one in which the player is registered) on two occasions. Where a player plays up a third time, that player is then deemed to be registered as a permanent member of the team they have played up for and will be ineligible to play down for the remainder of the season.

In special circumstances, the Board of Netball Wellington Centre may grant an exemption from this deemed regrade. Application for such regrade must be made in writing through the Netball Wellington Centre. Until such time as an exemption is granted (if any), the regrade stands.

 4.7.4      Dispensation from ‘Playing Up’ Rule

Where three or more members of the team are required for representative duties, then an application may be made seeking dispensation from ‘Playing Up’. The dispensation provides that a set number of named players for a set period, determined by Netball Wellington Centre, are entitled to play up a grade more than twice and can then return to their original team without penalty when the representative players return to the team.

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4.7.5       Finals Eligibility

A player may only play for a team in the Championship round Finals Series (Semi-finals & Finals) or in any promotion/relegation match if that player has played for that team on at least two occasions previously. The exception to this rule is if the “Playing Up” rule (Rule 4.7.2) applies. However Rule 4.7.3 (Playing up limit) will still be enforced during the Finals.

The fine for playing “down” is $50, plus the team in which the player played shall forfeit the match in question.

 

Default Request
As per rule 4.10 found on page 23 of our 2016 NWC Rules, a default request must be submitted in writing within the deadlines below:

4.10     Defaults

Clubs, schools and teams must notify the Netball Wellington Centre of defaults by 12.00 noon the Friday prior to the scheduled game. All notifications to NWC must be made through the Club Secretary by email to games@netballwellington.co.nz.

A default notified prior to 12.00 noon on the Friday before the scheduled game incurs the following fines:

  • Premier, Premier Reserve and Senior teams: $100 plus the loss of two championship points
  • Collegiate teams: $40 plus loss of two championship points

 

 

 

 

 

A late default fine will be incurred for defaulting after 12.00 noon on the Friday prior to the scheduled game. If the fine is not paid within two weeks of the late default, the team will be withdrawn until payment is made.

A late default (notified after 12.00 noon on the Friday before the scheduled game or a no show on the day) incurs the following fines:

  • Premier, Premier Reserve and Senior Competition teams: $200 plus loss of two competition points
  • Collegiate teams: $100 plus loss of two competition points

 

The following forms must be submitted as part of the 2016 School/Club Registration Process: 

School Team Registration Form & Club Team Registration Form
As per rule 4.3 found on page 16 of our 2016 NWC Rules, a new School or Club must complete a Registration Form.  As part of that process you will also be asked to complete a Contact Information Form.

4.3     Registration of teams

Clubs and schools must return the “Annual Registration Form” with the number of teams and their grade as outlined in the registration information. Teams not registered in this manner will not be entered in the competition (unless the Board exercises its discretion to accept late entries).

2.1.1        Team Rankings

Clubs and schools must number their teams ranking from highest to lowest (with the highest team being numbered 1). Where there is more than one team from that club or school in a grade, the highest ranked team is that with the highest number. Teams that move through promotion/relegation during the season retain their number even if it places them out of sequence with the other teams in their club or school. Teams are welcome to also advise a team name, however the ranking number will also be associated with the team, i.e. Ories 1 White.

Please note that clubs and schools must use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that teams are ranked strictly in accordance with their ability, as this will assist in making our competition as competitive as possible, and ensuring players enjoy their season.

New Uniform Registration Form
If your style/colour/design of uniform changes from season to season you must submit a New Uniform Registration Form.  As per rule 4.5 found on page 19 of our 2016 NWC Rules, a New Uniform Registration Form must be submitted.

4.5 Registered uniform
A new club, school or team must submit a coloured image of its proposed uniform and bib enclosing a sample of materials to Netball Wellington Centre for approval and registration. Once registered, any other club, school or team may not wear the uniform. If a club, school or team is disbanded, the uniform shall remain on the register for two years.

Any proposed alteration to an existing registered uniform must first be approved by Netball Wellington Centre, following the process described above.

Dress code
a) No player may take the court in an unregistered uniform.
b) Sports shoes must be worn.
c) Subject to (e), players must not wear jewellery of any kind, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, friendship bands, piercings/studs (including earrings, face, tongue or body studs or rings, cultural necklaces).
d) Players may not take the court wearing bicycle pants visible beneath the uniform, leggings, G-string or skimpy underwear, trousers, trackpants or jeans.
e) Players may wear wedding bands (flat) and medical bracelets only if taped.
A player may apply in writing to Netball Wellington Centre for a variation from the registered uniform for medical or cultural reasons or other special circumstances. For teams playing outside, consideration will be given to players wearing registered tracksuits and sweatshirts during inclement weather. Umpires will use their discretion in such circumstances.

A player taking the court in an unregistered uniform or breaching the above dress code will incur a fine of $20 and may be asked to leave the court.

 

Player Release Form
As per rule 4.8 found on page 22 of our 2016 NWC Rules, a Player Release Request Form must be submitted.

4.8     Transfers and unfinancial players

Subject to the grading rules, players may transfer between clubs, schools, regions and centres.

Transfers between seasons need to be advised to Netball Wellington Centre, but are not subject to any rules. Transfers during the season must be notified to Netball Wellington Centre by the club to which the player is transferring, accompanied by a letter of agreement from the club which they are transferring from.

Netball Wellington Centre does not take responsibility for unfinancial transferring players, unless the player has an outstanding debt or obligation to Netball Wellington Centre. It is the responsibility of clubs, schools and teams to follow up unfinancial transferring players.

Player Umpire Evaluation Form
As per rule 2.13 found on page 16 of our 2015 NWC Rules, a Player Umpire Evaluation Form must be completed by an approved assessor.

4.13.  Compulsory umpire training for players

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4.13.1               Compulsory Centre Theory Test

All players from Premier, Premier Reserve & Senior 1 & 2 grades are required to undertake the Centre Theory Test in 2016. This can be either online through Netball NZ, or under the guidance of the Centre, Club, or College, prior to the end of Round 1. Successful papers are to be forwarded to NWC for recording in the database.                                                                                                                        For clarification, with the adoption of the new INFA rules, all players in the above mentioned grades will have to sit this test in 2016 regardless of whether they have passed the test in previous years.

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4.13.2               Practical Umpire Assessment for Premier Grade Teams

All players from Premier 3 teams must attend the Senior Grading Tournament where they will be allocated up to 2 games and watched by a certified umpire. Clubs will need to provide the list of their Premier 3 players and each player will be allocated a time during the day to umpire and be assessed. Any player requesting dispensation to not attend the Senior Grading Tournament will need to do so in writing and will be assessed at a later date at the discretion of the NWC Umpire assessors.

Teams/players not completing compulsory umpire training will result in clubs/colleges being fined $50 per player plus the loss of 2 competition points per team.

NWC will check names against the player database to ensure all registered players have completed their Centre Theory Test and Prem 3 players have completed a practical umpiring session.

 

 

 

 

 

Team Sheet for Premier League Teams
For your easy access please find attached below a Team Score Sheet for use by Premier League Teams.  Feel free to complete digitally and submit via email prior to game day.

Dispensation Form for Representative Players wishing to Trial for another Netball Centre
A form must be completed in full by the player or a parent/guardian if under 18 years of age and returned to gm@netballwellington.co.nz as soon as possible.  The Centre will then advise appropriate parties of the information and provide sign-off before submitting a copy to the chosen Centre for their records. 
Must be completed by any player wishing to be released from an outside Centre to trial for Netball Wellington Centre or alternatively by any player who wishes to forego trialing for Netball Wellington Centre in favour of trialing for an outside Centre.
Dispensation will always be granted, this is merely a formality that allows transparency between Netball Centres so all are aware of player commitments in the best interests of player welfare.




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