SnS National Netball Cup for Clubs – Rules, Regulations & FAQ’s

Rules and Regulations

FULL RULES AND REGULATIONS WILL BE SENT WITH DRAW INFORMATION ON 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Registration and Payment of Entry
All registrations must be made online via the Sisters n Sport Website – payment can be online or via invoice.
No club can enter more than one team within the same age group.
By entering your club into the Sisters n Sport National Netball Cup for Clubs, clubs/teams agree to:
– Abide by these rules and regulations
– Fulfil the costs & commitments of participation in the Sisters n Sport National Netball Cup for Clubs
– Participate in a sporting manner and play within the spirit of the game

Eligibility of Players
Players may only represent their club in one age category.
Should a player move clubs during the season she may still be eligible for her new club, even having previously represented her previous club – please contact snsnationalcup@sistersnsport.com to see if they are eligible.
Senior competition – All players must be over 14 at midnight on 31 August/1 September prior to the commencement of the Sisters n Sport National Netball Cup for Clubs.
Pregnant players may not take part inSisters n Sport National Netball Cup for Clubs matches beyond the twelfth week of pregnancy.

Finals Day Eligibility – During finals team managers should carry proof of age for all players.

Organisation
Deadline for Entry – 13th September 2019
Fixtures will be sent to participating clubs on 16th September 2019
The competition shall be played on a knock-out basis with all matches to be decided on the day, with no replays.  The team highlighted BLUE will have the home advantage.

Date Schedule for National Cup Rounds:
1st Round – to be played by 21st October 2019
2nd Round – to be played by 2nd December 2019
3rd Round – to be played by 13th January 2020
4th Round – to be played by by 17th February 2020
Regional Finals – must be played by 23rd March 2020
Semi-Final – must be played by 27th April 2020
Sisters n Sport National Netball Cup – Clubs – Finals – 16/17th May 2020

Date Schedule for National Plate Rounds:
1st Round – to be played by 2nd December 2019
2nd Round – to be played by 13th January 2020
3rd Round – to be played by by 17th February 2020
Regional Finals – must be played by 23rd March 2020
Semi-Final – must be played by 27th April 2020
Sisters n Sport National Netball Plate – Clubs – Finals –16/17th May 2020

Arrangement of Matches
When arranging matches – the Home team must provide three dates to the Away team, which should include two weekend dates and one mid-week.

The home team is responsible for arranging the venue, and for the cost of this – each team will provide an umpire (see below for Umpiring Rules)

Matches should be no earlier that 11am or later than 2:30pm.  The start time may be varied if agreed mutually by both clubs.

For following rounds, the match should be arranged within 7 days of the previous round being completed – see dates above.  We understand that club calendars can be full and so extensions can be granted – please email snsnationalcup@sistersnsport.com for permission.
Failure to do this may result in disqualification.

Teams unable to agree a date by the deadline must both inform the organiser during this 7 day period.  Sisters n Sport will then decide the date and start time of the match.
Any decision Sisters n Sport make will be final and binding.

TEAMS NOT COMPLETING MATCHES BY THE STIPULATED DATE MAY BE LIABLE TO DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE COMPETITION

Timings
U13 – 4 x 12 minutes – (3|5|3 Intervals)
U15 & Seniors – 4 x 15 minutes – (3|5|3 Intervals)

In case of a draw at full time, the teams will continue playing until a team wins by two clear goals.
Please note that the full time whistle will be blown to signal the ‘extra time’ period is starting and play will continue until a team leads by two goals. There will be no reset to a centre pass and no stoppage in play.

Umpiring
Matches must be umpired by 2 neutral umpires, with a minimum C award qualification.

Each team is responsible for supplying their own umpire, or arranging with the home team to supply both umpires if deemed more appropriate. The final responsibility however lies with both teams to provide at least one appropriate umpire.

In the Regional final and semi-final stages, B award umpires must be used.

Results
Following your matches – it is the home club’s responsibility to send in the match result.
Please email
snsnationalcup@sistersnsport.com and we will update online.
Please feel free to share your results with us on Twitter -@sistersnsport and use #snsnetballclubscup when using social media.

Sharing of Data for Fixtures
By entering the Sisters n Sport National Cup Competitions, we will need to share your contact details (Name, Email and Contact Number) with the other clubs within the competitions for you to be able to organise fixtures.
Please let us know if there is a problem – snsnationalcup@sistersnsport.com

Publicity
Competing schools shall use the proper name of the competition ‘Sisters n Sport National Netball Cup- Clubs’ or#snsnetballclubscup when using social media.
Please feel free to tweet us scores/photographs etc to @sistersnsport

Control
Decisions regarding any point of contention will be made by Sisters n Sport.  Sisters n Sport reserve any right to deal with any matters not specifically provided for in the Rules of Competition and to take whatever action they deem to be appropriate.

Sisters n Sport are not responsible for any injury or loss experienced during the competition.

Regions
Following the restructure of the Schools Cup from feedback from teachers and coaches and to ensure more teams are able to enter the competitions we have broken out the four regions.   This will mean the first couple of rounds will be more local and this will stop travelling distance being a barrier to teams entering.
If you are unsure of which region to enter we have listed the counties below:

ENGLAND

North
North West –Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria and Lancashire
North East – County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear
Yorkshire
 
– West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and South Yorkshire

Midlands
East Midlands –
Derbyshire, , Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland.
West Midlands – Herefordshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire and  Staffordshire.

South East
Greater London – London
South East – West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, East Sussex
East – Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk

South West
South West 1 – Bournemouth, North Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Bath & NE Somerset, Dorset, South Gloucestershire and Poole
South West 2 – Cornwall, Devon and Somerset
South – Berkshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

 

Sisters n Sport National Netball Cup for Clubs – FAQS


Q – I can’t get in touch with another club, despite contacting them on the information given.

A – Please email snsnationalcup@sistersnsport.com to advise.

 

Q – How to we send in the result?

A – Email snsnationalcup@sistersnsport.com and we will update online

 

Q – What if we can’t get an referee?

A – Every attempt must be made to find a qualified umpire, however, as a last resort, clubs must come to an agreement whether they can use someone from their club or not. This is between yourselves, and Sisters n Sport will not accept any complaints or discrepancies over the result or reports of bias.

 

Q – When are the deadlines for matches?

A-  All deadlines are on the fixtures, we will send regular emails and the website will have all the information. If Teams unable to agree a date by the deadline must both inform the organiser during this 7 day period.  The SnS committee will then decide the date and start time of the match. Any decision of the SnS committee will be final and binding.