Inter Department Staff World Cup Netball Tournament

Biggest summer of Netball

In celebration of the Netball World Cup 2019 being hosted on home turf in Liverpool (12-21 July) this summer, Kent Sport would like to take this opportunity to invite departments throughout the University to participate in our University of Kent Departmental Netball Tournament, being staged here at the University of Kent!

This event is open to all abilities and departments, and aims to be a fun celebration of Netball.

Date: Monday 22 July 2019

Venue: Sports Centre, main hall

Time: 5.30pm to 7pm tournament (please try and arrive promptly)

7pm to 8pm in celebration of this event, Kent Sport would like to invite your team to join us in a complimentary buffet on the sports hall balcony after the tournament.

Team details: Teams are to be made up of players from within your department only. Departments can enter more than one team, if they have enough players interested.

Team size: Seven aside (maximum squad nine). Maximum three men in squad, two men on court at any one time.

Rules: We will be using Netball rules within a versatility format:

  • The matches will be two halves and players will switch position at the end of each half and the end of each match, to enable a rotation of positions played by all teams
  • Positions for the first game will be drawn at random for the start of the first game
  • Seven players on court for each team. Positions – GS, GA, C, WD, WA, GD, GK
  • Players rotate positions at half time and after each match, rotation sheets will be provided on the day

Netball Rules: 

The idea is the same as regular Netball: get the ball through the hoop! Rules such as obstruction, contact, footwork, offside, and replayed ball still apply.

Each player can only go in the same areas of the court as they would expect to if they were playing netball, the centre pass still rotates each time a team scores, three feet is still three feet and three seconds is still three seconds (even if it still feels like less!).

The centre pass must be received in the centre third, after this a ball cannot cross two lines through the court without being touched.

The full ‘simplified’ netball rules can be found at here.

Equipment and clothing: All equipment will be provided. Please ensure your team are in suitable clothing and footwear to take part in sporting activities. We recommend that you remove jewellery (especially rings, necklaces, earrings and watches) for the safety of everyone.

Charity collection: As one of England Netball’s partners is Cancer Research UK, we would like to use this event as an opportunity to support a very worthy cause and raise some money. Suggested voluntary donation of £5 per person.

How to enter: Please email no later than Monday 8 July with your entry request, detailing:

  • Your team name
  • Your department
  • Contact name
  • Contact email
  • How many participants will be staying for the buffet and any dietary requirements: (we will need to know for catering purposes)

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