FINGERNAILS & JEWELLERY
It is really important that players in Netball Fun League matches are aware of our rules regarding Fingernail Length and Jewellery so as to make sure that matches can START ON TIME and most importantly BE SAFE & FUN FOR ALL!
If you are a Team Organiser make sure ALL your team are aware and understand:
Players MUST REMOVE ALL JEWELLERY before the start of a match to avoid injury to you as a player and your opposition, this includes ear piercings / wristbands NOTE: If you are wearing a FitBit or other such fitness “wearable” this should be removed also or be covered up suitably with a sweatband. The ONLY EXCEPTION is a WEDDING BAND or MEDICAL BRACELET – these must be taped up
Nails MUST BE KEPT SHORT to prevent injury to you as a player and your opposition. As a guideline NAILS SHOULD NOT BE SEEN FROM THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FINGER (see the image below). Acrylic and Gel nails are permitted as long as they adhere to the previous point and are rounded and NOT SHARP in any way! YOU CANNOT TAPE UP FINGERNAILS!
Netball Fun League do allow the wearing of gloves as long as there are no embellishments i.e. buckles, studs, textures that may cause harm. If an Umpire feels that the gloves are not suitable they will ask that player to leave the court.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR NAILS ARE SAFE BEFORE YOU GET TO YOUR MATCH
NOTE: Every Kit Bag at your venue has a Nail Kit plus Ice Packs, Plasters and other Medical products in one of the side pockets