RULES OF NETBALL 2024
In December 2023 World Netball (WN) has launched the Rules of Netball 2024 Edition, along with free educational rules resources. The new rules will come into play for all international matches from the 1st January 2024.
The rules changes focus specifically on player safety and game management along with clarification and streamlining of existing rules such as contact and advantage. The layout of the Rules has also been updated to simplify and encourage use by all of the Netball Family, not just umpires.
Please note rules book translations in multiple languages will be made available in 2024. If you have any further questions on the translation of rules, please email email@example.com. Although the rules come into effect internationally from 1st January 2024, Member countries may plan their domestic competition implementation date up to 1st September 2024.
The Rules remain at all times the property of WN and copies of the Rules downloaded here are strictly not for sale or re-print. If you would like to purchase a Rules of Netball book these are available from the national netball associations that are affiliated with WN.
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To ensure that all members of the Netball Family are educated on the new rules of netball, WN, in collaboration with NetFit, have created educational resources, including videos and PDFs, detailing these changes.
These can be found below.
RULES OF NETBALL 2020
Until the 1st January 2024, the Rules of Netball 2020 will still be used for all international netball matches.
Member countries may plan their domestic competition implementation date up to 1st September 2024. Until then, domestic competitions may still use the below rules.
Click here to download the 2020 Rules in French
Click here to download the 2020 Rules in Spanish
Click here to download the 2020 Rules in Hebrew
Click here to download the 2020 Rules in Traditional Chinese
Click here to download the 2020 Rules in Simplified Chinese characters
Click here to download the 2020 Rules in German
Click here to download the 2020 Rules in Thai
Please note: The 2020 version incorporates the protocols and expected game management.
RULES OF FAST5 NETBALL
WN’s 5-a-side format of the sport with opportunities to score 1, 2, or 3 Goal Points from each shot.
For The Rules of FAST5 Netball, please use the links below: