Summary of New Rule Changes

On September 1, 2016, the netball rule changes came into effect for netball games worldwide. Here’s a quick summary of rule changes that directly affect our gameplay:

  1. No whistle after goal
  2. Only 1 foot is required in the centre circle for the centre pass
  3. At the throw-in, the player’s foot must be within 6 inches of the side or back line
  4. The GS/GA may take the penalty shot before the defender is in their proper “out of play” position
  5. There is no more injury time

The remaining rules are directed more towards international games and are not summarized in this post. Visit the INF website for a complete copy of the new rules.