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International Netball Federation Latest Update of Rules

Effective from January 1, 2018, Netball New Zealand will be implementing the newly updated Rules of Netball set by the International Netball Federation (INF).

These updates will reflect the amendments made to the 2016 rules that were approved at INF Congress in July 2017.

It is important to note that these are not new rules but small changes to the existing 2016 rules book.

READ: INF Match protocols for 2018 and Amendments

Amendments include:

·New definitions of breaking, pivot and set (for a free pass and penalty pass)

·The sanction if a free pass or penalty pass is taken in an incorrect position

·When a player who is in the correct position may take the penalty pass

·Umpires hold time to give a caution and new caution signal added

·Change of ‘official warning’ to ‘warning’ throughout rules book

·Suspension period is 2 minutes playing time

·State when a player may move into the court surround

·Minor tidy up to remove duplication and provide clarity

An updated rule book will be available to purchase at a later date but for current Rule Book please see here.