PLAYER EXEMPTION & PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

How do I apply for a player exemption?  If an exemption is required for a player, you are required to request an exemption by sending an email to netballuniss@gmail.com. When is the latest I can apply for player exemption?  This needs to be completed and sent before the team registration due date which is the 12th August 2022.

Can a player take the court for our school if they attend another school?  No, they cannot take the court for your school if they attend another school.

Can a player take the court for our school if they have only just begun attending our school?  Yes, they can take the court for your school, however a player exemption request and a player exemption form must be completed, as above. However, the student must be studying at least 80% of a programme that is part of the timetable provided by the school for at least four weeks immediately prior to the event.

What are the restrictions surrounding the age of players in the tournament?  Players must be within Secondary School age, Years 9-13.

Can a year 8 student play?  Simply, no. UNISS is a secondary school tournament, therefore players must be between year 9 and 13 to play.

Player Eligibility Rules:

  • All girls who are enrolled as a bona fide student at either a girls or co-educational secondary school in New Zealand will be eligible to compete by entry lodged with the Upper North Island Organising Committee.
  • School Team Eligibility – Refer to the NZSSSC Constitution.
  • All players must be female and aged Under 19 as at the 1st of January of the year of competition. The Player must be studying at least 80% of a programme that is part of the timetable provided by the school for at least four weeks immediately prior to the event.
  • Participants must be affiliated members of Netball New Zealand. This must be done through their respective Centres by 31st May annually, and be in accordance with the Netball New Zealand constitution.
  • Students from more than one school can combine to form a combined team, where their roles are under 150 students. Both Principals of the schools involved must agree and sign the entry form. One Principal must take responsibility for the team. The team must be called by a name that indicates more than one school. Entry of a combined team must be approved by the Regional Manager of the Region concerned and the organizing committee.
  • In Exceptional circumstances where a school has a role of less than 50 students, up to 2 students can play for a neighbouring school (with a female role of less than 300 students), with the approval of both Principals and the Regional Manager.