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Timekeeper in Netball Matches

The vital contribution of a netball timekeeper addresses the overall flow of movement. They will track the timing of interruptions during competitive matches or international tournaments.

For this reason, it is commonplace to have two (2) accountable timekeepers in all competitive games of netball to provide accurate timekeeping.

NETBALL TIMEKEEPER UK: So, what is the exact role of a timekeeper in netball?

Their duties and responsibilities focus on several functions. The timekeeper in netball matches must monitor accurate timekeeping.

The job also includes signaling break time stoppages and pacing a flowing tempo in the game.

A netball time keeper has chief responsibilities and clock duties. They include informing the players and the netball officials when the game needs to stop.

Their role also extends to announcing whether the match needs to use extra time. Scorers use an electronic signaling device. As a rule, it is standard netball equipment for the duties of timekeepers.

Timekeepers are also responsible for notifying ruling umpires of time countdowns at the end of stoppages. Thus, they would be assigned to 'hold time' if instructed to do so by the match umpire.

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