Mon 01 Aug 2022 15:38

Dear All,


Please find below details of the England Netball process for the World Netball Rules Review.


Please could I ask that you circulated this to your wider networks. There is no requirement to copy me or the officiating email in.


We will circulate this to all of our High Performance network and through social media to the wider Netball Family.


Many Thanks,



Dear All,


World Netball (WN) have begun the process of reviewing the 2020 edition of the Rules of Netball. Each member country will have the opportunity to submit suggested amendments or additions, with the submissions discussed by the WN Rules Advisory Panel for inclusion in the next edition of the Rules Book, scheduled for release on 1st January 2024 (so no need to get rid of your 2020 Rules Books yet!)


England Netball are going to mirror the process undertaken by World Netball to ensure that any suggestions/amendments are ratified by a group of appointed specialists prior to submission. Please find below our own timeline for review.




23rd June 2022

Launch the consultation with England Netball Members

25th - 29thJuly 2022

Expressions of Interest sought for inclusion on the England Netball Rules Review Panel

31st July 2022

England Netball Rules Review Panel appointed

31st July 2022

Consultation process closes

1st – 19thAugust 2022

Submission Review

WC 22ndAugust

England Netball Rules Review Panel final submission meeting

1stSeptember 2022

England Netball submission to World Netball


We would welcome submissions from all participants (players, coaches, umpires, technical officials, administrators, volunteers and the wider netball family) between 23rd June and 31st July submitted on the link below. We would ask that those of you who decide to submit a suggestion or addition, keep in mind that a majority of Netball is played at grassroots level and that any suggestion or addition should work in those settings. For example – a suggestion of a change to court dimensions or markings would not be feasible due to the impact that this would have on venues and courts across the country and the expense associated. This does not mean we do not want you to think big! The creation of Fast Net and latterly Fast 5 was a product of suggestions at a rules review linked to potential innovations. Netball is a unique sport and whilst we would like to maintain its traditional values and format, we also want to grow as a modern and exciting sport to ensure we are not left behind.


Submission link


Below you will find the parameters which you will be required to fill to ensure your submission can be processed. 5 Amendments/suggestions can be made per submission. For those wishing to submit more, please submit an additional form.


Contact Name

Email Address

England Netball ID Number (ENAID)





Rule Number (Rules of Netball 2020 Edition)

Current Rule (A brief explanation – The rule currently says I need to do A, B and C)

Suggest Rule Change or Addition (A brief explanation – I think the rule should be changed to incorporate X or I think you should be able to also do D or I think C should be removed etc)

Rationale (A brief explanation of why you have made your suggestion)


Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at


Many Thanks,




Gary Burgess

England Netball – Head of Officiating

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