Could some one clear up the ruling of hand ball for girls/ladies in Granville, at the last meeting we where told it ladies could no longer use their hands across their chests and handball should be given. The instructions on the web for 2013 local Ruling has the old ruling , ladies can use their arms to protect their chest.
I believe what was said at the seminar is the correct interpretation. Across the chest is not permitted.
Good to see someone reading...and listening.
I took away from the seminar the idea that if the player simply protected themself i.e. one hand in a very defensive style, the referee should probably use Law 18 and allow that but 2 hands up in what is considered unnatural, free kick.
I believe we will see where things head over first 4 rounds and then reassess where we are at with feedback in hand.
I have put the question for formal comment from the TSC.
When telling the teams, I suggest that you instruct the coaches/captain before walking out to start the game. I find that anything said directly before kick off is often either ignored or misinterpreted as the players want to get the game going as quickly as possible.
Also after seeing a few games yesterday, it is important that the referee applies this consistently. A referee I witnessed applied this law in some situations (around half way) but was unwillingly to apply this near the penalty area. In fact it even was part of the build up play that lead to my girlfriends team scoring, with a teammate controlling the ball on her chest with her hands placed across them.
Last Edit: Apr 8, 2013 20:49:05 GMT 10 by fatdev33l