Netball WA is pleased to provide the following information for Associations competing in the 2019 Fuel to Go and Play Association Championships.

Age Eligibility

 

AGE GROUPS

AGE (as at 31 December in year of competition)

BIRTH YEAR

Open – Women 18 & Over 2001 and before
17U – Girls 17, 16 2002 – 2003

15U – Girls

15 2004
14U – Girls 14

2005

13U – Girls

13 2006
12U – Girls/Boys 12

2007, (2008 by req only)

#Masters – Women

35 & Over 1984 and before
No Limits – Mixed Open

2007 and before (2008 by req only)

#Open – Men

18 & Over 2001 and before
#18U – Boys 18, 17, 16, 15

2001 – 2003

#15U – Boys

14, 13, 12

2004 – 2006

 

# Subject to number of teams entered

  1. Proof of age will be requested if deemed necessary;
  2. Any team playing an ineligible aged player will be penalised two (2) point and the ineligible player will not be permitted to participate in the remainder of the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships;
  3. Associations may grade a player in a team up to 2 age groups higher than their current age group with exception of 11-year olds.
  4. Girls and Boys turning 11 years of age (in year of competition) are not permitted to play in the 12U age group unless prior approval has been sought from NWA;
  5. Requests for Girls and Boys turning 11 years of age (in year of competition) to play in the 12U Girls/Boys age group or the No Limits age group must be submitted to NWA on the online request form by COB Monday 6 May 2019. “Association Champs Age Exemption Request Form” link in table on page 20.
  6. Proof of age will be requested if deemed necessary;
  7. Any team playing an ineligible aged player will be penalised two (2) point and the ineligible player will not be permitted to participate in the remainder of the STSAC;
  8. Associations may grade a player in a team up to 2 age groups higher than their current age group with exception of 11-year olds.
  9. Girls and Boys turning 11 years of age (in year of competition) are not permitted to play in the 12U age group unless prior approval has been sought from NWA;
  10. Requests for Girls and Boys turning 11 years of age (in year of competition) to play in the 12U Girls/Boys age group or the No Limits age group must be submitted to NWA on the online request form by COB Friday 20 April 2018. “Association Champs Age Exemption Request Form” link in table on page 20.
  11. Boys turning 12 as at 31 December (in year of competition) are eligible to compete in the 12U Girls/Boys age group;
  12. If required, an Association player from a younger age group may play up in a higher age group during the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships. Players are only permitted to play in: a higher division of the same age group, or a team up to two age groups higher, with the exception of boys/girls turning 11 in the year of the competition who may not play higher as per point 4.
  13. Players are permitted to play up into an older age group or division three times. On the fourth occasion they are deemed a member of the highest team they played up for and can no longer play in the team they were initially nominated to;
  14. Associations are not permitted to play a player down during the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships;
  15. The No Limits division is open to mixed teams. At all times a minimum of two females must be on the court. Please note, this is an open age division, catering for players 12 years and over (as at 31 December in the year of competition). Refer to point 4. e) for information;
  16. Associations that have extenuating circumstances in relation to any of the age eligibility rules must submit exemption requests by completing the “Association Champs Age Exemption Request Form” link in table on page 20. Closing date for requests is Monday 6 May 2019. All submissions will be considered, with a decision confirmed by NWA by COB Friday 10 May 2019. NWA’s decision will be final.

Opening Ceremony

 

  1. The Opening Ceremony will be held on Saturday 1 June 2019 at the Wembley Sports Park Precinct prior to the commencement of Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships on Courts 16 & 17 at 9:00am. All teams and officials are to meet on Court 6 & 7 and will be directed by Netball WA staff where they sit.
  2. Associations will be required to provide two representatives dressed in their Association uniform to represent them courtside at the Opening Ceremony. Flag bearers and banner holders to meet in the State Netball Centre on Court 2 by 8:30am and will be directed by Netball WA staff.
  3. Spectators are welcome to stand around Courts 5 & 18 to view the Opening Ceremony

Check in on Arrival

 

  1. One official from each Association must check in at the Community Netball Marquee upon arrival to collect team packs inclusive of score cards, match ball and other relevant information to distribute to all of their participating teams;
  2. A Fuel to Go & Play branded match ball will be provided to each team and MUST be used during each game at the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships.
  3. All Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships umpire polo shirts must be collected by one official from each Association.

Closing Ceremony

 

  1. Presentations will take place in the State Netball Centre on Monday 3 June 2019 immediately following the conclusion of all finals (approximately 2.10pm);
  2. Winning teams are asked to assemble on court 3 ready to be directed onto court 1, with other teams and spectators positioned in the grandstands;
  3. Only the winning team of each final will receive awards at the closing ceremony. However, should an International team win a Final (please refer to Competition Regulations), the runner up Western Australian team will also be recognised and a presentation will be made to the team as part of the presentations at the conclusion of the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships.
  4. The Closing Ceremony for the Boys Division will be held on Saturday 1st June at approximately 4pm on Court 4 of the SNC.
  5. The Closing Ceremony for the No Limits Division will be on Sunday 2nd June at approximately 3pm on Court 1 of the SNC.

Competition Rules

Car Parking & Traffic Management

 

    1. NWA and Perth Netball Association work with the Town of Cambridge to develop a comprehensive Traffic Management Plan to ensure the safe and effective movement of all participants and spectators from cars and buses to and from the venue;
    2. Limited number of parking spaces are available on site and ALL buses and coaches WILL NOT be permitted to park in this area;
    3. An overflow car parking area will be located at Perry Lakes Reserve opposite the WA Basketball Centre and Rugby WA Stadium on Underwood Ave, Floreat. Please refer to directions to Overflow Car Park map below. A complimentary shuttle bus service will depart every 10-15 minutes from Perry Lakes Reserve to Wembley Sports Park. The shuttle bus will drop off and pick up passengers from the designated area in Carpark 3 (State Netball Centre).
    4. A second overflow carpark will be located at Henderson Park with the entrance to this carpark from Jersey St in Jolimont.
    5. Please be advised that Town of Cambridge Rangers will be onsite monitoring all car parks and should you illegally park you will receive an infringement. Netball WA recommends you read all signs or park at Perry Lakes Reserve.

    Overall Wembley Sports Park site map with parking options

    Directions to Perry Lakes overflow carpark

Scoring & Timing Procedures

 

  1. Please ensure that personnel allocated to these duties are competent in the procedures;
  2. Each Team will be required to supply a Scorer/Timer for their games;
  3. For further details please refer to the SCORE CARD section under “Competition Rules”.