Blackburn netball league
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League rules/fines etc
League meetings are held at The Willows, Haslingden Road (Shadsworth) Junction 5, M65 at 7.30pm prompt
Every club must send at least 1 representative, responsible for registration and decision making.
A representative can only register for 1 club, and cannot register for another team in the absence of their representative
All club representatives must stay for the whole meetings, no exceptions!
Any items/grievances for the attention of the committee/agenda must be submitted in writing to the league secretary
Voting procedure is one team one vote with the chairperson carrying the casting vote.
Failure to attend or late arrivals to meetings will incur a fine
If the end of season meeting is not attended you will not have automatic entry to the following summer season
League fees will be calculated each year and announced at the AGM along with the payment schedule. No money will be refunded if teams withdraw from the league after the registration meeting.
Team and player registration forms will be issued at the AGM. These forms must be completed and returned at the registration meeting
Any teams with qualified umpires registered to play, will be used to umpire on a rota basis.
A maximum of only 15 players may be registered for a team.
The names on the team registration form at the registration meeting are final as at start of play on Thursday 3/5/07. Additional registrations/transfers may be placed but can only play from 01/06/07 ( final registration date) and afterwards.
1 game per player per night
When clubs field more than one team, players must be registered with one team only.
Players cannot drop down to play in a lower division.
When teams from the same club play in the same division each team must nominate their first 7 regular team members, and can call on any player from 8 downwards to play for the other club team in the same division. Players 1 to 7 cannot play for the other team in the same division
Any team playing an unregistered player will lose points and goals gained from the game and incur a fine.
All fixtures are played at Witton Park sports turf on Thursday evenings.
All matches will be of one hour durations – 4 quarters of 15 minutes each
If a team is not on court with a minimum of 5 players at the start of play, they will forfeit the game, a fine will be imposed. 3 points and an average of goals for/against will be awarded to the non-offending team
If it is the first fixture of the season, then a score of 15-0 will be awarded.
It a team has to cancel a game they must inform the registration secretary. A fine will be imposed.
Points will be awarded as follows:
3 points for win
2 points for draw
1 point for losing with 50% of goals scored
At the end of the season the team with the highest points will be the winner. In the event of a tie, the team with the highest goal difference will be the winner. If all is still equal the team who has scored the most goals shall be the winner.
Bibs must be worn with clear lettering front and back
Fingernails must be short, not taped
No jewellery ( wedding ring only if taped )
No hats/caps with brims
Completed score sheets and any other correspondence must be placed in the score sheet box on match night. Failure to do so will result in a fine.
There will be no rearranged fixtures, unless unforeseen circumstances arise, or at the discretion of the committee.
If we, the committee, cannot or are unable to provide umpires for whatever reason, the said fixture will be doubled up from the previous or next fixture.
Discipline – see Rule 19 in the AENA official rulebook
If any player is found to be persistently infringing this rule, the committee will investigate the situation and take the appropriate action.
Failure to supply umpire £25.00
Cancelled match £25.00
Failure to inform officials £10.00
Playing an unregistered player £20.00
Late/ineligible/incomplete team sheet £5.00
Missed meeting £10.00
Late arrival / early departure £10.00
Cheques returned £10.00
All fines must be paid within 14 days of date of issue or £5.00 will be added for every week overdue
Non payment of fines will result in expulsion from the league
Any teams expelled or refused entry to the league cannot enter under a new name the following season. A maximum of 2 players from the expelled team may register for an existing team in the league.
We hope you all have a great season, and that we can too. Good Luck!
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