|Scooped by Debbie Lee Corrigan|
My daughters both play netball outside of their schooling days and now their working lives. It has always been apart of our lives, but there is also a seriousness to the injuries and the general wellbeing of the players, coaches, umpires and general people at the association.
They have to contend with the weather if its hot they need to protect from the sun and apply sun screen. If its raining you need to be advised when to stop playing. The surface can be slippery and dangerous so the association needs to then act on the duty of care.
The umpires of the game are also aware of the surroundings and make sure that all is ok for the game to take place. They also check on fingernails of players for any scratching etc.
The player looks after any injury they make have to strap - netball has many injuries with knees, ankles plus shin splints, gravel rash and so on.
The players safety is financially supported in their registration fees, which is affiliated with the Qld governing body, which then carries onto the Australian governing body. The local governing body will also have their own policies for rules and procedures, but will also adopt the governing bodies. At anytime a player will be able to look at these through the web page, http://qld.netball.com.au/resources-policies-guidelines/