The top six netball nations will play by new netball rules announced today by the International Federation Netball Association (IFNA) for the World Netball Series.
Supported by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), a launch event in Manchester’s Arndale Centre saw the unveiling of the rules and logo for the new fast-pasted and compelling Series, to be played in Manchester in October.
In the space of three hours, spectators will witness some of the world’s greatest netball, promising a fast, ferocious and vibrant competition raising the profile of the sport and attracting new participants and spectators.
A number of innovative rule changes have been introduced for this high profile Series, designed to test the fitness, technical ability and tactical awareness of the best players in the world. Each game will be played over four, six-minute quarters, promising an awesome, high-energy spectacle.
The new rules are set to arouse interest, and once the game is witnessed, it is hoped spectators will be hooked and desperate to play the game themselves.
The following rule principles for the new event have been approved