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Registration Rules Version September 2018

PNA is an England Netball affiliated league, which means that only teams,players and umpires who are affiliated to England Netball can participate in the league. Additionally, each player must also complete a PNA registration form prior to their first game. If either of these 2 conditions is not met, then your team will be fielding an unregistered/illegal player and will incur a penalty.
 
Please note that PNA teams can officially only use netball coaches and umpires that have affiliated to England Netball. If you use coaches and umpires that are not affiliated your insurance is invalidated and appropariate penalties will be imposed. If you have any queries on registration you should email registration@portsmouthnetball.org.uk
 

Affiliation Guidance 2018-19

All players must be affiliated with England Netball (EN) before they can register to play in the PNA league. The affiliation year runs from 1 Sep to 31 Aug. EN does not give a reduction of the affiliation fee for part year memberships. The minimum affiliation fee for an adult team is £400.00, which covers up to 10 players; additional adult players must pay £40.00 each.

There is a lower subscription fee for the Under 18s, Under 14s and Under 11 categories, which for the 2017-18 subscription year is £18.30, £9.55 and £5.30 respectively (please note that players must be aged 14 or over to play in the PNA league).

The easiest and quickest way to affiliate a player is via the EN website - Click on the link to access the EN website for further information:-http://www.englandnetball.co.uk. Please note clicking on the link will not open a new window but you can use the back button to return to the PNA website
 
After affiliating a new player, and before the player's first game, you must provide the player's name, member ID and the date that the affiliation fee was paid to the PNA Affiliation Rep; email general@portsmouthnetball.org.uk

All affiliations should registered via the MyNet application on the EN website but if you cannot access the England Netball website you should email/telephone the EN Affiliation Department to request assistance with the process.

Once a player has been affiliated, the player can log on to their personal MyNet page and download their membership card. Players should carry their affiliation card with them when they participate in PNA netball matches.
 
If you wish to register a player who is affiliated through another team (known as a 2nd claim player) you must provide proof of the player’s affiliation details in the form of a photocopy of their current membership card.
 
Participants that have affiliated through Group Membership schemes are not entitled to 1st claim affiliation when playing for a netball club; this category of player/umpire/coach must affiliate 1st claim with a netball team before participating in the PNA league. Examples of Group Membership teams include Junior League teams, College or University teams, Youth or Junior teams and Armed Services Netball Association teams. Players from these groups will be classed as unregistered players in PNA games unless they have affiliated as a 1st/2nd claim player to a ‘non Group Membership’ team.
 

Registration Guidance

To register a player, a PNA registration form (Sept 2018) must be fully completed. Fully completed includes detailing the player’s EN affiliation details and if 2nd claim, the 2nd claim team name and ID number.

If the form is completed on the night of the player’s first game, then the form must be countersigned, before the start of the game, by either the umpire for your game or a committee member. The player must provide a signature as initials are not acceptable for a specimen signature.

If a player has completed a registration form well in advance of their first game you may opt to send the form direct to the Registration Secretary (email registration@portsmouthnetball.org.uk for postal details); however, you must leave enough time to ensure that the registration form is received prior to the player’s first game. The registration form does not need to be signed by an umpire or committee member if the form is sent in advance to the Registration Secretary.

Completion of a PNA registration form without the player having a current EN affiliation subscription results in the player being ineligible to play in the PNA league until both conditions are met.
 
A team is only allow to have 15 players registered at any one time; if this figure is exceeded then the team will incur a penalty in line with playing an unregistered player. Players can be deregistered at any time to avoid incurring a penalty (see full details in the PNA Rules booklet). You can check how many players you have registered by looking at the PNA website selecting ‘divisions, your division number, players'.

Please note that there may be circumstances when the Registration Secretary may not have received all the necessary information to update the website; if in doubt you should confirm with the Registration Secretary that there are no outstanding player records to be added to the website.
 
If there is no score box at your venue then you must must post the score/signature sheet and any registration forms to the Registration Secretary (email the registration secretary for details of the postal address (registration@portsmouthnetball.org.uk). Both forms must be sent to ensure that they arrive with the Registration Secretary by no later than the Friday following your game.

You should also email the League Secretary (league@portsmouthnetball.org.uk) to let the league secretary know the result of your game and you should email the General Secretary (secretary@portsmouthnetball.org.uk) to let the affiliation representative know the names and EN member number of any new players that you registered for the game.

When posting documentation to a PNA committee member you should always ensure that you have a certificate of ‘proof of posting’ which is available free of charge from the Post Office.
 

Unregistered Player Penalty

The penalty for not conforming to the registration rules is a deduction of 5 points and 30-0 walkover to the opposing team unless the result puts the opposing team at a disadvantage. An accumulation of points will incur additional penalties; further details are documented in the PNA Rules and Bye Laws booklets.
 

General Registration Rules

**A missing signature/score sheet will equate to your team playing unregistered players because verification of the players’ signatures cannot be made.**
 
**Discrepancies between a player’s specimen signature (on the PNA Registration form) and the signature provided on the score/signature sheet will result in the player being regarded as an unregistered player.**
 
**Players who do not provide a signature on the score/signature sheet will be regarded as an unregistered player.**
 
**A player whose EN affiliation is not confirmed at the time of playing will be an unregistered player.**
 
**A player who has not provided a PNA registration form will be an unregistered player.**
 

Completion of Signature Sheets

++Get the players to sign the form before the game starts to avoid problems with cold hands!++
 
++Do not sign the signature sheet in pencil.++
 
++Ensure that each player fully understands the need for consistency with their signature and the specimen signature provided at registration. Non matching signatures will incur a penalty.++
 
++Ensure that for each player there is a printed name and a signature.++
 
++Do not sign over the printed name.++
 
++Only sign in the box that corresponds to the printed name.++
 
++If the signature sheet is prepared in advance and a player has not played you must annotate the sheet with either ‘did not play’ or cross out the name.++
 
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Registration Notices

Important Notice: Teams Should Check Their Player Listing on the PNA Website (Added: 12/11/2018)
Teams are reminded to check the PNA wesbite on a regular basis to ensure the correct players are llisted for them. A player will only appear on the website once their affiliation and their registration form has been actioned. If unsure please contact Sue
For more information please e-mail registration@portsmouthnetball.org.uk
Important Notice: Post Pre-Season Player Transfer Clarification (Added: 23/09/2018)
At the recent pre-season meeting there was some confusion on player transfers involving clubs with more than 1 team in the league. The following information is included in the minutes but they are not yet ready for publication, so for your info:-

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