Development League Korfball Rules
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Cancellations and Rearrangements
and Non Attendance
When a ruling results in a walkover victory being awarded to
a team, that victory shall be classed as a 5 - 0 win.
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Match Cancellations and Rearrangements
Once a match has been scheduled with the agreement of both clubs
postponement of a fixture will not be allowed.
If a team is unable to attend a fixture, that team must give at least 72
hours notice of the postponement to the opposing team AND the Fixtures Officer.
is the Offending Team’s responsibility to inform the referee.
188.8.131.52 In the event
that a referee attends an abandoned match because the offending team does not
inform the referee they shall also pay the referee’s match fee to the referee
giving less than the required 72 hours notice to the opposition will be
responsible for the FULL cost of the hall fees for the cancelled match, regardless of whether that team was
playing home or away.
184.108.40.206 Failure to
attend a fixture will result in the opposing team being awarded a walkover
victory for the fixture. If both teams fail to attend a fixture
the result will be void, no points being awarded to either team.
No ‘doubling-up of results’ will be permitted.
Late and Non Attendance
If a team is more than 15 minutes late for a fixture, the opposing team
may claim a walkover victory, or choose to play a shorter match in the time
remaining. The referee must be informed of the decision before any play begins.
a walkover is claimed, then any ‘friendly’ play which takes place after the
decision has been made will not have any bearing on the league, providing the
referee is informed BEFORE play begins. A team that chooses to play a
shorter match, will NOT be able to declare the match a friendly AFTER the
match. Similarly, a team that chooses a walkover will not be able to
reverse this decision after any ‘friendly’ play begins.
Results Officer must be informed of the situation immediately after the match.
It is the referee’s responsibility to do this.
a walkover is claimed, the home team may claim the FULL cost of the hall fee
from the offending team. The offending team will also be responsible for
paying the refereeing fee to the referee.
‘15 minute late’ deadline means that, in the opinion of the referee, players
must be on the pitch and ready to play at that time, not getting changed or any
any ‘friendly’ play takes place and a player is sent off then this will be
treated as if the match was a league match and the sent off player will be
dealt with under Rule 4.2.
Teams failing to attend a fixture will be treated as if they have given
less than the required period of notice for cancellation.
If a match is abandoned due to circumstances for which one of the teams
is responsible, the other team will be awarded a walkover victory.
If a match is abandoned due to circumstances beyond the teams’ control
(e.g. serious injury), if less than half the match has been played
the result will be void, no points being awarded to either team.. If more
than half the match has been played, the score should stand as that when the
match was abandoned.
In either of the
above circumstances, the Results Officer must be informed. The Results
Officer’s decision about the nature of the abandonment will be final.
2.1.1 The home club will be responsible for
providing referees for each fixture and any choice if more than one
CKA approved referee is available.
2.1.2 The referee can be any CKA approved
referee, including those from the clubs participating in the match.
2.1.3 Each club
is responsible for ensuring that it has enough approved referees to be able to
fulfil its commitments.
There can be no objections, for
example from the team captains, to any CKA approved referee. A
stand-in referee can be used who is not CKA approved, but this must have the
approval of both team captains.
2.2.1 Any club
not providing an appropriate, CKA approved referee to an allocated fixture will
not be fined by the CKA.
Where the match doesn’t take place the home team are responsible
for the hall costs.
A referee who is more than 15 minutes late to a fixture will be classed
In the event of an absent referee the match may go ahead if both
captains agree to allow another person to referee the match. In this case
the stand-in referee need not be CKA approved, but must have the approval of
both team captains.
If a refereeing club knows in advance that they will be unable to attend
a fixture they may attempt to organise a CKA approved replacement. In
such a case the team originally allocated the refereeing commitment is still
ultimately responsible for the referee’s attendance and liable to any fines
It is the responsibility of the referee to provide a match form for the
fixture (available from the Results Officer), and ensure that it is completed
and sent to the Results Officer within one week of the match .
It is the responsibility of the home team to pay the refereeing fee on
completion of the fixture (unless the rules regarding match attendance have
been broken, see section 1).
If a team fails to do this, the referee should inform the Results
All comments about refereeing standards should be directed to the CKA
Refereeing Officer. The CKA Refereeing Officer will review the standard of
individual referees if necessary and may revoke the referee’s approved status
3 LEAGUE TABLE
Points and Placements
3.1.1 Two points
will be awarded for a win, one for a draw and nothing for losing.
For those teams tied on points then league positions will be decided by
goal difference, then by goals scored.
Promotion and Relegation
3.2.1 There is no promotion or relegation from the
All players should be
registered with the BKA as soon as possible after starting to play in the Cambridge
Indoor Korfball Development League.
both teams are short of players at the start of the match then the match may still be played if there
are at least 6 pairs of matched players (i.e. same sex). If there are
insufficient numbers to fulfil this criteria, the result will be declared null
and void (i.e. no points will be scored by either team) and the hall and
refereeing costs will be shared between the two clubs involved.
4.1.3 There is no restriction on who can play for a
team in the Development League.
Following a yellow or red card being issued in a match, BKA guidelines for all
disciplinary matters will be followed.
The CKA may take action following a match, regardless of whether a red
or yellow card was issued
All league matches will be played to the latest IKF Rules of Korfball
No time-outs will be permitted.
The Home team is responsible for providing a ball for the match .
5.1.1. The first half
of the season is defined as being between the dates of the 1 October and the
31December of the year in which the competition commences. The second half of
the season shall be between the 1 January and the 30 April of the following
All matches must be played by the end of the half of the season in which
they were scheduled to be played by the Fixtures Officer, i.e. all first half
matches must be played by 31 December and all second half matches must be played
by 30 April. Results for matches which have not been played in time will be
decided by the agreement of the following 3 CKA Officers, Fixtures, Results and
5.2.1. The cost of hall
bookings and referee fees for individual fixtures are to be met by the home
team, unless a rule infringement has occurred which entitles the home team to
claim the fees from the opposition (as indicated in the relevant rules).
Problems and Complaints
5.3.1. Any problems
should be referred to the Results Officer as soon as they arise.
5.3.2. In all matters
relating to the league, the decision of the Results Officer will be final.
All teams must have access to a first aid kit for their home matches.
6.1.1 The league entry fees will be £15 for each
team a club enters into the Cambridgeshire Korfball Development League.
6.1.2 Fees are to be paid to the CKA Treasurer before the start
of the season’s competition.
The Referee’s fee for attending a match shall be £5.