ANU Netball Club Jewellery Policy 2015

 

The intent of this policy is to ensure that all games and training sessions held at ANU are conducted in a safe manner that promotes a risk-free environment for all players and umpires.

Policy Statement- Jewellery during Internal Competition games

No players or umpires shall take the court if wearing any type of jewellery. This includes but is not restricted to: earrings, nose rings, necklaces, watches, rings, and bracelets. Hair elastics and other items secured around an individual’s wrist must also be removed prior to taking court. Taped jewellery is not permitted.

Exempt items include: medical alert bracelets and wedding rings. Both items must be taped prior to taking court.

The use of appropriate netball gloves during a game is acceptable, yet they must not pose any risks to other players. Umpires maintain the right to inspect gloves and refuse the right of the player to wear such gloves if the umpire deems them to be inappropriate.

Umpires shall inspect players before the commencement of the game and have the right to ask the player to remove any offending piece of jewellery. Umpires reserve the right to refuse a player to take the court if they do not adhere to this policy. Umpires also reserve the right to remove a player from the court, either temporally to remove the offending item, or permanently if the individual is refusing to adhere to this policy. 

Policy Statement- Jewellery during training sessions

No players shall take the court during training sessions if wearing any type of jewellery. This includes but is not restricted to: earrings, nose rings, necklaces, watches, rings, and bracelets. Hair elastics and other items secured around an individual’s wrist must also be removed prior to taking court. TAPED JEWELLERY IS NOT PERMITTED.

Exempt items include: medical alert bracelets and wedding rings. Both items must be taped prior to taking court.

The use of appropriate netball gloves during training is acceptable, yet they must not pose any risks to other players. The coach maintains the right to inspect gloves and refuse the right of the player to wear such gloves if the coach deems them to be inappropriate.

The coach shall be responsible for ensuring players adhere to this policy. They reserve the right to refuse a player to take the court if they do not adhere to this policy. Coaches also reserve the right to remove a player from the court, either temporally to remove the offending item, or permanently if the individual is refusing to adhere to this policy.

Coaches are exempt from wearing a watch during training sessions so that they may keep time. It is up to their discretion to weigh up the risks associated with wearing a watch to training sessions.


Any individual who notices that this policy is not being adequately enforced, or feels that they have been unfairly treated should notify a committee member of the ANU Netball Club as soon as possible as well as contacting the president via (anu.netball@gmail.com).

Any other issues or enquires should be made to the president of the ANU Netball Club via email (anu.netball@gmail.com).