Equal opportunity, fair play and respect for an opponent’s skill and safety.
Those are the core values that the Rules of Netball are based on. To respect these values, it is the responsibility of:
- Players to make sure they are physically and technically prepared to play the game, comply with the rules and take part safely and fairly
- Coaches or teachers of the game to make sure that players are prepared in way that complies with the rules, as well as having an understanding of sporting behaviour and safe practices
- Umpires to apply the rules of the game with impartiality, fairness and consistency
- Controlling bodies, at all levels, to make sure the game is conducted and developed in accordance with disciplined and sporting behaviour.
What’s new in the Rules of Netball
The International Netball Federation introduced an updated edition of the Rules of Netball in November 2019, which applies to international matches, and all affiliated competitions and events in Australia from 1 January 2020.
INF Netball Rules Book *Please note that this version is strictly for non-commercial use and not for re-print or sale. The copyright and intellectual property rights for the Rules of Netball are owned by INF.
2020 INF Netball Rules book is available for purchase $18 (P&H) Note these are currently out of stock but will be available soon.