Sisters n Sport

The Sisters n Sport Netball Schools’ National Cup

Sisters n Sport are very excited to launch the Sisters n Sport National Cup for the 2018/2019 Season in conjunction with The Grange School, Cheshire.  This will be the only fully inclusive National Cup Competition for our School Netball Teams.

The Sisters n Sport National Cup will be contested in a knockout format, divided into regions (North, Midlands, South West and South East).
Finals to be played on Tuesday 26th March or Wednesday 27th March 2019.

U15 | U16 and Seniors – Tuesday 26th March 2019
U11 | U12 | U13 and U14 – Wednesday 27th March 2019

Enter your School Teams for 2018/2019 below:

Payment can be made directly via the website whilst completing registration or you can select for an invoice to be issued at point of registration online.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION FOR U11 CUP – WEDNESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2018

ALL OTHER AGE GROUPS – REGISTRATION CLOSED

North – U11 Registration Only
Midlands – U11 Registration Only
South West – U11 Registration Only
South East – U11 Registration Only


Rules and Regulations 2018-2019

SISTERS N SPORT NETBALL NATIONAL CUP
RULES AND REGULATIONS – 2018/2019

Eligibility of Players
Any girl in full time education at a participating school, who falls into the correct age range:
Age Groups – U11 | U12 | U13 | U14 | U15 | U16 | Seniors
All Players must play within their Age Group as at 11:59 pm on 31st August. To play in the U14 age group players must be at least 11 years old. Players over 14 can play in any age category from U15 upwards. Pupils may only represent their school in one age category.
Should a pupil move school during the academic year she may still be eligible for her new school, even having previously represented her previous school.
During finals team managers should carry proof of age for all players.

Control
Decisions regarding any point of contention will be made by Sisters n Sport.

Organisation
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 pink will have the home advantage.

Start Time for Matches – 2pm (unless agreed by BOTH parties)
1st Round – to be played by 28th September
2nd Round – to be played by 20th October
3rd Round – to be played by 23rd November
4th round – to be played by 20th December
Regional Finals – must be played by 25th January
Semi-Final – must be played by 15th February
Finals – Tuesday 26th or Wednesday 27th March 2019

Timing
U11 – 4 x 10 minutes, 7 a side
U12/U13 – 4 x 12 minutes, 7 a side
U14/U15/U16 and U19 – 4 x 15 minutes, 7 a side
In case of a draw at full time, 5 minutes each way should be played. If the game is still drawn after extra time, play will continue until a goal is scored. Please note that the full time whistle will be blown to signal the ‘golden goal’ period is starting and play will continue until a goal is scored. There will be no reset to a centre pass and no stoppage in play.
TEAMS NOT COMPLETING MATCHES BY THE STIPULATED DATE MAY BE LIABLE TO DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE
COMPETITION

Arrangement of Matches
Teams must agree on a date and start time for the first round matches by 20th July 2018. For following rounds the match should be arranged within 7 days of the previous round being completed – see dates above.

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.

Matches should be played at a venue decided by the home team. This should be an indoor venue*, or alternatively, agreed by the away team on arrangement of the fixture.

*For the U11 age group – matches are allowed to be played outside as the majority of schools do not have the indoor facilities.

NB. Matches must be umpired by 2 neutral umpires, with a minimum C award qualification. Do NOT use teaching/coaching staff from your own school as this is not deemed neutral. In the Regional final and semi-final
stages, B award umpires should be used.

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.

Registration and Payment of Entry
All registrations must be made online via the Sisters n Sport Website

Regions
If you are unsure of which region to enter we have listed the counties below.
If not listed please contact us snsnationalcup@sistersnsport.com
North –Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Teeside, Tyneside, Wearside, South Yorkshire and North Yorkshire
Midlands –Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland,
Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands Met Boroughs,
Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
South East –London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey,
West Sussex, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk
South West –Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

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 schools 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 Cup’ or #snsnationalcup
when using social media. Please feel free to tweet us scores/photographs etc to @sistersnsport

Trophy Ownership
The trophies shall be the property of Sisters n Sport. The schools winning such trophies shall be responsible for the
safe keeping of the trophies whilst under the care and custody of that school and shall be responsible for its return to Sisters n Sport by March 1st in the year following their victory.

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.