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Matches 6 December 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Toni   
Saturday, 06 December 2014 09:19

Ladies/Gents
The courts at Impington have been checked this morning and they are far too icy for any netball today - all games are abandoned! Please let all your players/umpires know.
We will be in touch regarding rescheduling of matches.
CDNL

 
County Committee Roles PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andy   
Friday, 07 February 2014 12:17

Job specifications for two roles on the County committee that England Netball have asked us to ensure are filled, Competition Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator.


Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 12:28
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Winter League 2013-14 Information PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andy   
Monday, 05 August 2013 10:13

Dear Clubs

The 2013-14 season is due to start and we hope you all have an enjoyable winter league.

We would like you to please take the time to read this letter and distribute to ALL players and umpires within your Club.  There are a few changes that you all need to be aware of and action before the start of the season in September.

At the County AGM in June, there was a rule change which will affect most teams as follows: “If a player plays up for two full consecutive league games she will be deemed to be a player of that particular team - if a player plays up for any part of more than 6 league matches in 1 season then she will be deemed to be a player of that particular team with exception of Regional teams”.  So do remember that if anyone plays more than 6 league matches (regardless of how much game play in each match and regardless of how far apart the matches are) they will be deemed a player of the higher team/

If you have more than 7 players who have signed the scorecard prior to playing and you have players who have swapped on and off, you must ensure that this information is clearly written on the scorecards next to that player’s name and umpires will have to countersign this to verify that is the case.  The scorecard must have this information filled out BEFORE the umpire signs the card at the bottom and it is the responsibility of the Teams to put the scorecards in the box at the end of each match.  Failure to put the cards in may result in point deduction.  Scorecards will be printed and distributed to all teams on their first match.

If there are any problems on the day of a match, we would like to make sure that a member of your team could be contacted on the day.  With that in mind, we have made amendments to the entry form whereby we have asked you to supply us with names and contact details of your team captains – we realise that some of you may not have had this information to hand when you filled in your entry forms but we would require this information before the first fixture weekend (entry form attached).  Team captains’ email addresses will also be added to the distribution list so that when information is sent to Clubs throughout the year, it is not only the Club secretary who receives the emails.  We would appreciate all information being disseminated to ALL Club members.

As you are all aware from the CDNL AGM this year, umpires will be invited to officiate Division 1 and 2 games, but the other three divisions will still need to supply umpires for games (please see website for details of which games you will need to find cover for).  To avoid some of the problems we had last year of teams requesting umpire cover often the week of a fixture, we are stipulating that all teams must source their umpires before September for fixtures from September to December and send in this information to Esther Harris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  By the end of November, all teams should have sourced their umpires for fixtures from January to April and again, relay this information to Esther.  Failure to do this may result in point deduction.

One of the issues we had last year was that games started late and this had a knock on effect.  To ensure this doesn’t happen next season, we have altered the playing times giving more time between matches.  Even with injury time taken into account, each game should be able to be started promptly.  Umpires should blow for 30 seconds and 10 seconds to give you enough time to take to court.  We’d like to point you to Rule 21: Failure to take the court – penalty (ii) for this states “if a team fails to take the Court within one (1) minute of the designated time for the start or restart of play, the umpires shall award the game to the non-offending team.”  Rule 4.3 states that “a team MUST take the court if there are at least five (5) players present, one of whom must play Centre” – so even if you only have five players as the game is about to start, you must take to court and start promptly.  We would strongly recommend that all your players are made aware of this rule so they are not taken by surprise, should a game be conceded against them by an umpire.

Last season we introduced the use of reserve dates so that should a fixture be cancelled due to inclement weather, all games from that fixture would be moved en masse to the reserve fixture.  Please note that we have two reserve fixture dates this season: Saturday 5 April and Saturday 12 April 2014.  If any fixtures are cancelled, your teams will need to make themselves available on those dates to play the matches which were unable to be played and of course, umpires should be contacted again to ensure they too are available.

We are planning on running a disciplinary meeting where all umpires will be asked to attend and also two representatives from each Club.  England Netball has a new Code of Conduct & Disciplinary Regulations and training is going on across the Country to implement these new procedures.  As such we will be looking to deliver up to date and accurate information from England Netball at this meeting – details to follow.

CDNL Committee

Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 16:25
 
Summer League 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andy   
Monday, 01 April 2013 18:17

Dear All

We have taken on board all the comments we’ve received from various Clubs and the consensus is that you wanted longer games and didn’t want to hang around all evening.  With that in mind, and taking into account the number of teams entered and weeks available, we have altered the format.  This year each division will come out of an evening and play two 30 minute matches against two separate teams.  Matches are 6.30, 7.15, 8.00 and 8.45 – we have worked it so that you only come out for the first two games or the last two games at any given time.  We have had to use both Impington and Milton in order to fit all matches in so that everyone in each division plays every team, making it a true representation of the winners ultimately.

The junior games will start at 6pm promptly and will be 2x10 minute matches with straight turnaround/

Score cards will be given out on the night, as we are imposing a wild card element to each game.  A bit like the pre-season tournament last year, for those of you who were there.  They will be given out to umpires at the beginning of each match once all players are bibbed up and onside ready to play.  Each match will have a separate wild card applied and hopefully this will inject the fun element that everyone enjoyed at the tournament.

Should there be any bad sportsmanship or foul language or abuse, umpires will be at liberty to impose financial penalties.  At the end of summer league, the money raised will go towards a charity to be nominated.

Rolling substitutions will be allowed at all times but umpires must be informed before the game starts.

We are hoping to take photos to put up on the Facebook site so could you all check with your players who are under age if their parents give consent to photographs being taken.  Please find attached a form which we would like every Club to sign to this effect.  We will need these back before the start of summer league on Thursday 18 April.

Could I remind you all that parking at the Impington site should only be at the far end of the courts and on the school playground – we are still seeing people parking outside the sports centre entrance, could you inform all your players to not park there.

Many thanks

Toni

On behalf of CDNL Committee

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 April 2013 18:20
 
Snow 24/03/2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Toni   
Sunday, 24 March 2013 08:13
The courts at Impington have an inch of snow covering the whole area and sweeping reveals ice underneath so in the interests of safety, the games today are being cancelled. Please can you all make sure you rearrange your own matches and your own umpires and have these games played by 14 April as the playoffs are the following weekend and we will need all the scores in promptly. Thanks CDNL Committee
 
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