We know that netball can get quite competitive at times but all players are required to ensure that they take steps to play safely. All of our umpires have been instructed to remove players from play if they are considered dangerous – even if it’s unintentional.
We hope we’re not being sexist by saying it, but normally the biggest problem is male players who are just learning to play and want to impress their team with their commitment and dedication to winning. Just a word of caution – we’ve seen it all before, and running full pelt into someone (even accidentally) in a vain attempt to get the ball or slow them down will not be looked at lightly. It’s the easiest way to get suspended. Play cleanly and you’ll be welcomed back with open arms!
Any player suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will receive an automatic suspension to be determined by the site manager / competition organiser. This even includes just smelling of alcohol. It’s dangerous and we don’t condone it.