The Panel is responsible for advising the CEO and the Board and working with them to support the development and implementation of agreed priorities in the Strategic Plan, particularly in relation to supporting the development of the Rules of Netball.
Terms of Reference
In relation to International Netball the panel shall:
- Consider requests for interpretation of the Rules from a Member Association or Regional Federation submitted through the Secretariat.
- Review proposals to change the Rules.
- Propose changes to the Rules.
- Prepare presentation/evidence relating to above proposals.
- Work in conjunction with the Secretariat in the production and distribution of the official Rules text.
- Work in conjunction with other Committees and Panels in the broader context of INF’s strategic development objectives.
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The members of the panel
Cheryl Danson (Reappointed from April 1st, 2018)
Cheryl is currently the Chair of the World Netball Rules Advisory panel and an ITP. She was an international umpire for 11 years and officiated at World championships, World Games and International test series. She is a qualified tutor and assessor and undertakes these roles at National, European and International levels.
|Yvette Smith (Reappointed from April 1st, 2018)
Yvette Smith is a current member of the International Testing Panel (ITP) and is a former international umpire with over ten years of experience. She has been a member of the Rules Advisory Panel since its inception. Yvette is also a sports administrator who served as the 1st Vice President of the Jamaica Netball Association for a number of years.
Jono is a current International Umpire and has officiated over 70 test matches including three Commonwealth Games and two Netball World Cups since obtaining his IUA in 2009. He is New Zealand's most capped umpire, having officiated 107 ANZ Championship matches including four Grand Finals.
Michelle is one of Australia's most experienced high performance netball umpires. She received the All Australia Umpires Award in 1998 and the International Umpires Award in 2001. Her umpiring appointments include Commonwealth Games in 2002, 2006, 2014 and 2018; World Netball Championships in 2003, 2007 and 2015; World Youth Netball Championships in 2009, and numerous test series in locations around the world. To date, she has umpired a total of 95 international test matches, and approximately 150 matches in Australia's elite domestic competitions, including Grand Finals in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2016 and 2017.
The former Silver Ferns captain and coach has carved out a strong netball pedigree across all facets of the game over the last 30 years and now turns her hand to supporting game development internationally on the Rules Advisory Panel.