Netball WA is pleased to provide the following information for players competing in the Fuel to Go & 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.

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.

Smoke Free Event

 

  1. Please note the Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships is a Smoke Free Event, therefore no smoking is permitted on the grounds, in tents or in buildings.

Official Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships Merchandise

 

  1. NWA, in association with our Apparel Partner ISC, will be providing a full range of official Fuel to Go & Play Association Championships merchandise;
  2. The merchandise range will be available for online pre-purchase from netballwa.com.au/shop prior to the event as well as during the event from the official merchandise stand;
  3. Information on the full range will be provided to you in the lead up to the event.

First Aid & Strapping Station

 

  1. First Aid services and a strapping station will be available on the grounds at the State Netball Centre and Perth Netball Association.
  2. Information on the strapping station will be forwarded closer to the date.

Sun Protection

 

  1. A supply of sunscreen will be available from the Match Office at Perth Netball Association and the NWA Community Netball Marquee.
  2. Teams and Associations are also encouraged to bring their own supply of sunscreen.