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;
  2. Associations will be required to provide two representatives dressed in their Association uniform to represent them courtside at the opening ceremony. Further details will be supplied closer to the date. Associations will be encouraged to bring their Association banner with them to the Opening Ceremony.

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 10b), 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.

Association Team Entry

 

  1. Associations may enter teams in one or all age groups of the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships. Teams are entered via the Association with all players and officials affiliated with NWA and meeting the Association’s selection criteria.
  2. Associations may nominate more than one team into the same age group.

International Team Entry

 

  1. International teams are welcome to participate in the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships however they are subject to all requirements of this document, payment of a fee as outlined below, and the competition rules.
  2. International teams will be eligible to compete in finals (please refer to Competition Rules – Finals on page 18)
  3. All team nominations, umpire payments, travel (including travel insurance), accommodation and meals are at the expense of the visiting team. NWA may assist in providing contacts for accommodation and assistance with sourcing umpires on request.

No Limits Team Entry

 

The No Limits Division at the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships will be held on Sunday 2 June 2019. This division is for male and female participants 12 years and older with an intellectual disability.

  1. Entry is open to both teams and individuals (NWA will endeavour to place individuals in a team) and are subject to all requirements of this document, payment of a fee as outlined below, and the competition rules).
  2. Information regarding any available subsidies for travel, accommodation and meals will be conveyed directly to the No Limits Teams.

For further information on No Limits please contact Sarah Gray, NWA Inclusion Coordinator on + 61 8 9380 3746 or sarah.gray@netballwa.com.au

Boys

 

  1. Boy’s teams are encouraged to participate in the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships however they are subject to all requirements of this document, payment of a fee as outlined below, and the competition rules.
  2. Boys competition rounds and finals will be played on Saturday 1 June 2019 (subject to number of teams participating).

Fees

 

The Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships Team Registration Fees are as follows:

All fees GST inclusive 12U to Open Masters No Limits

(No West Coast Fever Tickets Included)

Metro $340.00 GST incl. per team $340.00 GST incl.  per team $80.00 GST incl. per team
Small Country $340.00 GST incl.  per team $340.00 GST incl. per team $80.00 GST incl. per team
Country $315.00 GST incl. per team $315.00 GST incl. per team $80.00 GST incl. per team
International $845.00 GST incl. per team N/A N/A
Boys

(1 day comp only)

 

$205 GST incl. per team N/A N/A

 

  1. On receipt of the Entry Forms, NWA will invoice each Association and Visiting/International Teams. Invoices must be paid promptly and by the due date;
  2. Single game vouchers (valid for one playing date) are not permitted, unless advised otherwise;
  3. Team registrations will not be accepted until the Association is financial with NWA and has completed and signed its Annual Association Affiliation Renewal Agreement. This includes payment of the Association Affiliation Fee, which was due 14 February 2019 and payment of the 50% Affiliation Fee deposit which was due 13 April 2019.

Check in on Arrival

 

  1. One official from each Association must check in at the Community Netball Marquee upon arrival to collect fixture books, score cards and other relevant information and 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.

Marquees

 

  1. Associations and Visiting/International Teams will be able to pre-order a marquee for their teams to call home over the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships weekend. Open space is restricted at the Matthews’ Netball Centre and as a result all marquees are placed on the grass playing court surfaces. In order to maintain the integrity of the grass surface a plan for a ‘Tent City’ will be developed which will provide a carnival experience whilst protecting the courts;
  2. Associations can book trestle tables and chairs which have been chosen to reduce the risk of court damage. NWA requests that only these tables and chairs are used in the marquees. Marquees on the grass area will have shade cloth flooring avoiding the need for tarps;
  3. For details on costs please refer to the Marquee Order information located on page 22. Orders must be placed via the online order form on page 20;
  4. On receipt of order a confirmation email will be sent to you. If you do not receive this email after placing your order, please contact Clare Houston, NWA Commercial Events Manager at clare.houston@netballwa.com.au or on +61 8 9380 3730. All orders for marquees, tables and chairs are to be submitted by Friday 10 May 2019.


Umpire Criteria

 

Please note that National B & C Badges must have been achieved in either 2018 or years prior to 2018.

  1. All teams must supply a competent umpire who will umpire their own team’s games throughout the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships;
  2. Umpire criteria and competencies as outlined below:
    1. Open 1 and 2 umpires must hold a minimum National B Badge
    2. All other divisions Open 3 to 12/U must hold a minimum National C Badge
    3. All umpires participating MUST be a NWA registered affiliated member prior to the commencement of the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships.
  3. NWA will allocate umpires for the finals from those umpires registered by each Association. All umpires participating MUST be available to umpire finals if allocated, this includes all country umpires. NWA Sport Development Umpiring personnel will confirm and contact all umpires required for finals matches. Associations are required to make all umpires aware of this point as last year there were a number of umpires who indicated that they were not available to umpire finals;
  4. Umpires may be reallocated to other games to assist with the assessment of candidates being tested for badges. The NWA Sport Development Umpire personnel will control this process and we thank you for your cooperation in advance;
  5. Association Umpire Development Officers (AUDO’s) are required to nominate their umpires in MyNetball via the online form: Umpires for Association Champs and submit this by the required date. If Associations need an umpire, in the first instance please contact the Netball WA Umpire Development Officer in your Region, and then another Association. Netball WA will not assist in finding umpires for your teams. The exception is International teams who have advised NWA of their umpire requirements on this form: Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships Visitor Registration Form – link is in table on page 20.
  6. There will be an umpire briefing with all AUDOs held in the lead up to the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships. A teleconference will be scheduled for the week beginning 20 May 2019.

Coach Criteria & Mentoring

 

  1. All coaches must have a minimum current National Development Coaching Accreditation;
  2. In 2019 for Boys division teams, all coaches must have a minimum current National Foundation Coaching Accreditation.
  3. For information on coaching courses being held prior to Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships please go to the NWA website https://wa.netball.com.au/coach/coach-accreditation/development/ . In the event that you require further information contact Lisa Shepherd, NWA Sport Development Coordinator – Coach on +61 8 9380 3796;
  4. Coach mentoring is available for regionally based Association coaches on Saturday and Sunday. Please note that availability for coach mentoring is limited and not all requests for coach mentoring may be met depending on demand. Once fixtures have been distributed the ADO’s need to supply the day, time, court and team by completing the online “Coach Mentoring request form” in the table on page 20. Coach mentoring requests are due by Friday 10 May 2019 (note this could change depending on when fixtures are distributed).
  5. All participating coaches and managers must be a NWA registered and affiliated member prior to the commencement of the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships.

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 large buses and coaches WILL NOT be permitted to park in this area;
  3. An overflow car parking area for these larger and other vehicles is available at Perry Lakes/Garden Week site (opposite Rugby WA, Basketball WA). All metropolitan teams are encouraged to use alternative transport or car pool to assist with car parking demand;
  4. Additional information regarding how the parking and traffic management arrangements will operate will be provided in the coming weeks.

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”.

Key Dates

 

FORMS DUE
Age Eligibility Exemption Request

Online form to be completed  

Association Champs Age Exemption request

 

MONDAY 6 MAY 2019
Association Entry Form

MyNetball Team Nomination (including Coaches & Managers)

FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019
Boys & Visiting Team Entry Form

Online form link Visiting/International Team Registration Form

FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019
Age Eligibility Exemption Requests finalised by NWA  

FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019

Uniform Photographs FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019
Umpire Nomination form

Online form link  Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships Umpires

FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019

 

Umpire Testing Requests

Online form link Umpire Test/ Coach Request

FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019

 

Coach Mentoring Requests

Online form to be completed  

Association Champs Coach Mentor

FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019

 

Marquees, Tables & Chairs Order to NWA

Online form Link  Marquee Request Form

 

FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019

 

Associations Individual Team Nomination, including players list to be completed on MyNetball MONDAY 13 MAY 2019

 

Grading Completed

 

FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019

 

Payment of Team Registration Fees AS PER INVOICE AND PAYMENT PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FUEL TO GO & PLAY ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS
Withdrawal of a Team

Associations withdrawing teams after 4.00pm AWST on this date will forfeit the full team registration fee

MONDAY 20 MAY 2019
Team Player Updates

Any player changes must be entered on MyNetball and email notification to heath.bailey@netballwa.com.au  – no additions permitted after this date.

12.00pm MONDAY 20 MAY 2019
Umpire Coaching Requests

Online form Link Umpire Test/ Coach Request

9:00am MONDAY 20 MAY 2019

 

Team Player Updates

Any player changes must be entered on MyNetball and email notification to heath.bailey@netballwa.com.au  – no additions permitted after this date.

12.00pm MONDAY 21 MAY 2018

 

Photography Opt-Out Form

Online form Link Association Champs Photography Opt-Out

FRIDAY 24 MAY 2019