The International Netball Federation has updated some the Official rules of netball. These updates will take effect for all matches played in Hong Kong as of the 2016-17 Womens League.
The rule changes aim to meet the changing needs of the game, and to reflect the modern, forward-looking sport of netball. They are designed to improve players’ enjoyment of the game, create consistency in the interpretation of the rules across all world regions, and make the game more attractive to spectators.
The changes will mean quicker injury management, clearer options for game management, less whistle, and in some cases, simpler, more clearly written rules.