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Constitution

1.1 Management 

1.1.1 PMNL netball shall be played under the rules of the All England Netball Association. With the inclusion of a rule for mixed sex netball. 

1.1.2 The PMNL shall be organised and administered by a committee (League Management Committee - LMC) consisting of the appropriate appointed officers and one voting representative per team. The officers shall be elected at the relevant League AGM. 

1.1.3 Where it is not possible to convene a meeting of the full LMC for a particular decision to be made, an Emergency Committee consisting of the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer shall decide. Their findings shall then be put to the full committee for rarification. 

1.2 AGM/Committee Meetings 

1.2.1 An AGM shall be held once per year, 28 days notice of the AGM will be given. 

1.2.2 One representative from each club must be at the AGM to enter their respective leagues for the following PMNL season.

1.2.3 All general meetings other than AGM's shall be Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM). The LMC may, whenever they think fit, convene an EGM. 

1.2.4 There shall be no less than 2 committee meetings per year. 

1.2.5 All clubs must appoint a league representative for each team participating in the league. Each team may then send one voting representative to a league meeting. Consult league rules for any penalties for non-attendance. 

1.2.6 The quorum for a league meeting shall be one third of all teams. 

1.2.7 A league EGM may be convened by any league secretary at any time by order of the committee or upon receiving a written request by at least two teams from different clubs. Such a meeting shall be convened within 28 days of receiving such a request. 

2 STRUCTURE OF THE LEAGUE 

2.1 Management 

2.1.1 The construction of the leagues shall be decided by the appropriate committees at the start of each season. League tables shall be drawn up at the end of the season which will determine the promotion and relegation of the teams involved. 

2.1.2 The position of a new team may be assessed at the discretion of the relevant LMC utilising a play of if deemed necessary. 

2.1.3 A new team shall be defined as a team with less than five original members of a previous team or at the discretion of the LMC if deemed appropriate. 

2.1.4 Fixture tables shall be drawn up by the LMC. 

3 RULES 

3.1 All matches will be played in accordance with the current rules of AENA with the exceptions arising from this being a mixed sex league. 

3.2 Men may play in the PMNL they may play in the position of Goal Keeper, Goal Shooter or Centre. This ensures that a team may have a maximum of 3 men on court at a time. 

3.3 A player may represent one club at a time. A player may move only once during a season. The player may not then return to the original club in that season. 

3.4 All team players must be registered to a team at the start of the season, a maximum of 12 players may be registered. During the season players may be registered and de-registered by placing "Register" or "De-register" against the players name on the score card. Players that have been de-registered my not register to the same team within the season. 

3.5 A player may play as a guest player once in a season. If they wish to play again for the same team or a different team they must register to that team. A guest player must be shown on the score card with "GP" marked next to their name. Only 2 guest players may be used in a team at any one time. 

3.6 All games must start within 5 minutes of the agreed start time. 

3.7 Games will be 4 x 12 minutes in duration. Time allowed between quarters is 2 minutes. Injury time of 2 minutes will be allowed to deal with injuries, due to central timing no time will be added to the quarter. 

3.8 All teams are expected to provide a regulation ball and set of bibs. 

3.9 Clubs must pay the specified entry fee to the appropriate league Treasurer by the date laid down by the league. Failure to do so may league to exclusion from the league. 

3.10 Clubs must pay the specified retention fee to the appropriate league Treasurer by the date laid down by the league. The retention fee will be used to pay any cancellation fees. At the end of the season the balance of the retention fee will be returned to teams. Any team using the retention fee to pay for a cancelled game will need to replace the money with the league Treasurer. 

3.11 No player may participate in a league game of netball whilst she is pregnant. 

4 LEAGUE POSITIONS 

4.1 League positions shall be determined by the awarding of points as stated ; 6 points for a win 4 points for a draw 3 points if within 5 goals of the opponents score 2 points if within 50% or more of opponents score 1 point for less than 50%of opponents score 

4.2 Any team conceding a match shall be deducted 2 points. 

4.3 Any team unable to field an official team may arrange to play a friendly match with their opponents in which case the 2 points will not be deducted. The result will stand as a win to the opponents and a score of 30 - 0. 

5 SAFETY 

5.1 All players are responsible for ensuring the safety of themselves and other players therefore they must ensure that nails are short and rounded. No sharp hair accessories. No jewellery except a flat plain wedding band may be worn. Ear and nose studs may remain if taped for protection. Belly piercing if visible must also be taped. Watches must be removed. Shoelaces must be firmly secured. 

5.2 Any player with a medical condition outside the regulation playing uniform must lodge a GP's letter with the committee before wearing (i.e. gloves) 

5.3 Dangerous play will not be tolerated. Players may be warned/sin binned at the discretion of the umpire if they consider that a players behaviour poses a threat to other players safety. 

6 UMPIRES 

6.1 Umpires must be to a standard agreed by the league umpiring secretary. They need not have an AENA qualification but they must have proved to the secretary that they are able to control a netball game. 

6.2 Umpires are expected to conform to a standard of physical fitness which allows them to keep pace with the speed and variability of the game. It is strongly recommended that pregnant umpires do not officiate beyond the 20th week of pregnancy. 

6.3 Umpires are expected to behave in a professional manner towards the netball players. They are required to maintain control of the netball match 

6.4 Any questions regarding the umpiring of a match may be addressed to the umpires at quarter time. This may include verification of a rule etc. 

6.5 Any complaints regard the umpiring of a match should be made in writing to the league secretary. The umpire will then submit a report regarding the match in question. The complaint will be reviewed by the committee and any required action implemented. 

7 MISCONDUCT 

7.1 Any complaints regard a team's/player's behaviour during or after a match should be made in writing to the league secretary including any relevant evidence. The team/player in question will then be requested to submit a report regarding the incident in question. The committee will then review the complaint with no bias. If misconduct is found to have occurred, a team may have 2 points deducted or, in exceptional circumstances, the team/player may be suspended or expelled from the league. The affected player/team will have the right of appeal to the PMNL, whose final decision shall be binding. 

7.2 Any misconduct by a player during a netball match, may be regulated by the umpires officiating. They may issue a warning to the player/team and if the misconduct continues a player may be sin binned for up to 10 minutes, this results in the player being removed from the game and the player may not be substituted. The players may move positions but must continue the game a player short. In extreme circumstances including physical violence on court a player may be excluded immediately. The affected player/team will have the right of appeal to the PMNL, whose final decision shall be binding. 

8 CANCELLATION PROCEDURE 

8.1 Games may be cancelled by telephoning the nominated contact. Please ensure that you talk to the person, do NOT leave a message only as this may not be sufficient. If no contact can be made then use the secondary nominated contact. If this is still unsuccessful contact any committee member. DO NOT contact the centre direct. 

8.2 Games will only be re-arranged under extenuating circumstances, the request will be made in writing to the committee and hand delivered to a committee member no less than 1 week prior to the fixture. The committee will consider each request under it's specific circumstances. 

8.3 Games cancelled before the Thursday prior to the fixture WILL NOT incur the cancellation court fee. If the game is the 1st or last on the evening the umpire cancellation fee will not be incurred. If fixtures can be adjusted such that the umpires are arrive or leave early the umpire cancellation fee will not be incurred. 

8.4 Games cancelled after the Thursday prior to the fixture WILL incur the cancellation court fee. If the game is the 1st or last on the evening the umpire cancellation fee will not be incurred. If fixtures can be adjusted such that the umpires are arrive or leave early the umpire cancellation fee will not be incurred. 

8.5 A match may only be abandoned by the mutual agreement of both teams. The score at the time of abandonment will stand. 

 

 

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