Netball Australia recognises that betting is a legitimate pursuit, however illegal or fraudulent betting is not. Fraudulent betting on sport and the associated match-fixing is an emerging and critical issue globally, for sport, the betting industry and governments alike.
Netball Australia and its Member Organisations have a major obligation to address the threat of match fixing and the corruption that flows from that.
Netball Australia and its Member Organisations have a zero tolerance for illegal gambling and match fixing.
Netball has adopted a National Policy on Match Fixing in Netball.
• Protect and maintain the integrity of netball.
• Protect against any efforts to impact improperly the result of any match.
• Establish a uniform rule and consistent scheme of enforcement and penalties.
• Adhere to the National Policy on Match Fixing in Sport as agreed by Australian Governments on 10 June 2011.
Under the Policy, no Netball Australia or Netball State/Territory Member Organisation personnel, athlete, coach, agent, governance official, selector, umpire, athlete support personnel, official or any other relevant person is allowed to participate, or be directly or indirectly involved in any way, in betting, gambling, inducing, encouraging, fixing, tanking, underperforming, or any other form of speculation for money, benefit or reward, in relation to netball or be involved directly or indirectly, in the provision of information not already in the public domain that might assist another person to gamble in relation to netball.
The Policy contains clauses concerning offences, reporting processes, investigations, hearings, appeals, and penalties.
Netball Australia strongly encourages the community to complete Keep Sport Honest, an e-learning program designed to help people understand what match-fixing is, its consequences, how to recognise it and report it. http://elearning.sport.gov.au/
Please direct any enquiries on the National Policy on Match Fixing in Netball to [email protected].