Hi All,

This weekend sees our Championship Finals in Parochial Hall.

Below is an email sent to Clubs regarding injuries caused by nails.There was also a follow up email with a reminder of the rule.

This rule will be enforced at all games.

We are asking referees to enforce the FIBA RULE :

4.4. Other equipment :

4.4.2. Players shall not wear equipment (objects) that may cause injury to other players.

The following are not permitted:

▬ Finger, hand, wrist, elbow or forearm guards, casts or braces made of leather, plastic, pliable (soft) plastic, metal or any other hard substance, even if covered with soft padding.

 Objects that could cut or cause abrasions (fingernails must be closely cut).

 Hair accessories and jewellery.

The majority of objects mentioned above are already not allowed by referees and we are now enforcing Fingernails as an object that may cause harm.

It’s in the interest of all clubs that nails are closely cut, as failure to comply will result in players having to sit out games.

This rule could impact greatly on Underage teams who must have ten players or forfeit the game. Coaches must inform their players of this rule.


George Meade

Chairman CLBB