Transfers must be sought and completed before players concerned can play for teams in the League – Transfers are needed for all players who have played for another VNZ Club within the last 2 years.
Midlands League The Midlands League was started as an extra avenue of competition or as a stepping stone for those teams competing or looking to compete in the Northern Zone and Club Nationals competitions.The Midlands League is made up of teams from all across the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Taupo.Any club team is free to enter the Midlands league.
Game start times are for the first serve. Tosses & net warmups must be held before those times. If a game finishes late, the following game (1st serve) on that court is to start within 20 minutes.
All player names (Surname and First name initial) - of players present - must be written on the scoresheet before the game starts – this must be signed by the coach and captain before the match starts. Players arriving late after the match starts can't be added to the scoresheet.
All players must be registered with VNZ (form on our website & the VNZ website) - Clubs have until May 19th to complete this – all players who have played for, or will play for a League team must be registered.
Match forfeits – teams must have at least 6 players present at the game start time, or otherwise the match is forfeited, leading to the loss of the Bond and loss of one competition point.
Duties – a minimum of 5 people are needed for duties listed on the Draw: 1st Ref (qualified, or under assessment), 2nd Ref, Scorer, minimum 2 linespeople.