Rules and Regulations: Inclusive Netball (Schools)

Last updated: October 12, 2023

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INET 1 The London Youth Games School Games Netball Festival will be run in accordance with the England Netball skills and match play guidance.

INET 1.1 It will be at the sole discretion of the Competition Director as to the application of this guidance, and any decision made as a result will be final.

INET 2 Age Category

INET 2.1 The following age groups and respective minimum/maximum date of births will apply to the London Youth Games Schools Inclusive Netball Festival:

Age Category Oldest DOB Youngest DOB Likely School Year
11-14 years 31/08/2010 1/9/2011 Years 7,8 & 9


INET 2.1.1 Should a school wish to bring a participant who falls beyond this age range, approval should be sought from LYG by emailing

INET 2.2 It is the responsibility of teachers & SGOs to ensure all participants details are entered correctly at the time of submission, and that they are eligible to take part.

INET 3 Squad Size Schools are permitted to bring a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 12 participants.

INET 3.1 Teams can be all female or mixed. If mixed, teams must always have a minimum of 4 girls on court in match play.


INET 4 Eligibility Criteria: The following impairment group are eligible to take part in LYG Inclusive Festival:


Group Impairment Descriptor
G1. Wheelchair User Power chair or manual wheelchair user.
G2. Ambulant -Standing with 4 limbs affected.

-Standing with 1 or 2 lower limbs affected.

-Standing with 1 or 2 upper limbs affected.

G3A. Sensory-Hearing Impairment Anyone with a hearing impairment that requires them to wear a hearing aid or implant.





G3B. Sensory-Visual Impairment Anyone with a visual impairment which impacts their daily lives. This does not include simply wearing glasses or contact lenses.


G4. Severe Learning Disability (SLD) Anyone who has severe difficulties with pattern recognition, sequencing and memory, as well as having slower reaction time. They are likely to need support in communicating their needs and understanding abstract or complex ideas. This category includes Level 3 autism.
G5. Mild Learning Disability (MLD) Anyone who has mild difficulties with pattern recognition, sequencing and memory. They may need some support to understand abstract or complex ideas This category includes level 2 autism.



INET 5 Kit & Equipment All equipment is provided by the festival providers.


INET 6 Format The festival will run across 2 outdoor netball courts and consist of station-based activities and friendly match-play.

INET 6.1 Station Based Activities: led by England Netball. Station details will include skills such as:

  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Passing types
  • Footwork
  • Shooting
  • Marking
  • Ball interceptions


RAC 6.1.1 Timings of play time per station will be subject to entry numbers.


INET 7.2 Match Play Teams will get the opportunity to participate in some friendly netball match-play.


INET 7.2.1 These matches will have no bearing on the results of the festival.


INET 8 Scoring Only the station-based activity will contribute to the scoring of this competition. Each team will accumulate a score at each station, giving them a total score. The team with the highest total score will be awarded with a salver.


INET 8.1 The score for each station will be recorded by the Young Official overseeing the activity.


INET 8.2 If there is a tie for the winning school, the team with the most stations ranked first will break the tie. If still drawn, the most second, then third etc will be used.