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Netball Scotland insurance zone


Marsh Sport are the appointed insurance broker to Netball Scotland.

This web page sets out details of the insurance provided as part of your membership, how to report an incident, and some frequently asked questions.

Who is covered?

This cover applies only to activities authorised or recognised by Netball Scotland.

The policy covers:

  • Netball Scotland Limited.
  • Scottish Sirens Limited.
  • Affiliated clubs.
  • Local associations.
  • Coaches.
  • Members.
  • Officials.
  • Employees and Volunteers.

What insurance do you get as part of your membership?

As part of your membership with Netball Scotland you automatically receive the benefit of the Combined Liability insurance. Members, coaches, and officials also receive Personal Accident benefits.

To understand what these covers are, and to see the main terms and conditions that apply, please make sure you refer to the policy summary and policy wording which can be found in the downloads section below

The annual policies run from 01 September 2022 to 31st August 2023

Policy limits are as follows:

  • Public Liability - cover for your legal liability of up to £10,000,000
  • Professional Indemnity - cover for the club's or coach’s legal liability of up to £5,000,000
  • Directors and Officers – cover for club committee members of up to £1,000,000
  • Employers Liability – cover for clubs in respect of claims for injuries made by employees or volunteers, up to £10,000,000
  • Personal Accident – See below for details.

The covers explained

Public liability insurance provides protection against legal liability for bodily injury to third parties and damage to third party property.

Products liability insurance provides protection against legal liability to pay compensation including legal costs for death or bodily injury, or damage to third party property arising from products supplied.

Cover to protect Netball Scotland affiliated clubs or coaches for claims made against them which allege that a third party has suffered an injury or financial loss caused by negligent acts, errors or omissions during coaching activities.

Protection against legal liability in respect of claims made for injuries to any volunteer or employee of an affiliated member club.

Protection for committee members and club officers against claims arising from their decision or actions whilst managing the organisation.

Please note members, coaches and officials also receive the following Personal Accident benefits:

Insured Persons

Category A - All employees and adult members of the Policyholder excluding Bounce back to Netball Members

Category B - All Junior Members of the Policyholder excluding Bounce Back to Netball Members

Category C - Bounce Back to Netball Members

Operative Time: Whilst participating in netball including training and commuting to and from events authorised by Netball Scotland
Accidental bodily injury resulting in: Category A Category B & C
Accidental bodily injury resulting in: Category A Category B & C
Death £50,000 £5,000
Loss of Sight in one or both eyes £50,000 £50,000
Loss of Hearing in one ear £12,500 £12,500
Loss of Hearing in both ears £50,000 £50,000
Loss of one or more Limbs £50,000 £50,000
Loss of Speech £50,000 £50,000
Permanent Total Disablement* £50,000 £50,000
Permanent Partial Disablement Up to £50,000 Up to £50,000
Temporary Total Disablement Not insured Not insured
Broken Bones Arm (Humerus, Radius, & Ulna) or Wrist (Carpals) £250 Leg (Femur, Tibia, Fibula), Ankle (Tarsals) or Kneecap (patella) £250 Skull (excluding jaw & nose), Collarbone (clavicle), Shoulder Blade (Scapula) £250 Not insured
Childcare Expenses Up to £250 per week Not insured
Coma Benefit £50 per day for each day up to a maximum of 365 days Not insured
Dental & Optical Expenses Up to £250 Not insured
Funeral Expenses Up to £10,000 Not insured
Hospitalisation £50 per day up to £750 Not insured
Medical Expenses Up to £10,000 Not insured
Physiotherapy Up to £500 Not insured
Rehabilitation Expenses Up to £10,000 Not insured
Paraplegia Up to £12,500 Not insured
Quadriplegia Up to £25,000 Not insured
Triplegia Up to £18,750 Not insured

Reporting an incident

Please follow these simple steps to making a claim:

  • All incidents that could give rise to a claim must be reported at your earliest opportunity to Marsh Sport.
  • Any writ or summons must be forwarded on immediately following receipt. 
  • You should not admit liability under any circumstances as the insurers will respond to all allegations on your behalf.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, the public liability insurance provided will defend your position, should you be sued for injury to a third party or damage to a third party's property.

Please note any claims relating to deliberate or criminal acts are excluded.

If your query relates to the insurance policy please contact our insurance broker, Marsh Sport on either 0345 872 5060, or by email at marshsport@marsh.com.

It is essential that you undertake risk assessments for the activities of your club to support you in your risk management. You and your club owe a duty of care to those around you.

If an allegation for negligence is made against you or your club the risk assessments will be needed to evidence what you have reasonably been able to do to prevent an incident occurring.

You receive Public Liability up to £10,000,000 and Professional Indemnity (coaching and tuition cover) up to £5,000,000. You also receive the Personal Accident benefits which are detailed under the Personal Accident section.

If there are verbal or written allegations made against your club, you should record the information and notify Marsh Sport of the incident at your earliest opportunity. Please contact 0345 872 5060 or email marshsport@marsh.com. In NO circumstances should you admit liability or agree to pay for any damage caused as this may prejudice the position of Insurers and COULD result in the withdrawal of any indemnity.

Please note this is a Liability policy where Insurers decide if negligence attaches to you, meaning any payment you make to any third parties will not necessarily be reimbursed.

Yes, Clubs are provided with Employers Liability insurance, with a Limit of Indemnity of £10,000,000.

Employers Liability protects the employer/club in the event of an injury to an employee/volunteer, for which the employer is liable.

Employers Liability could apply to clubs who employ coaches or volunteers to work on their behalf.

Public Liability protects a club/member/coach/volunteer if another member, or a member of the public, sues them for injury or damage caused.

If the club is unincorporated, the officer (and its members) could be liable for any and all financial losses incurred by the club. The Directors and Officers insurance provided by Netball Scotland is in place to support you and your club for claims in respect of allegations which may come against the officer whilst undertaking their role.

If the club is incorporated the directors may still find themselves personally liable and therefore Directors and Officers Insurance is essential.

Please note this is a different type of cover to Professional Liability, which is a form of liability insurance which helps protect professional advice given by your club. This is also known as errors and omissions cover.

We recommend that a designated person within your club is made responsible to record any reportable accident/incident. Records must be kept for at least 6 years, and longer where it involves a person under the age of 18 years. Names and addresses of any possible witnesses should also be recorded. Please ensure your club has an accident book to record all such information.

In respect of safeguarding allegations records should be kept indefinitely.

Liability cover is provided for trips abroad that are authorised by Netball Scotland. The membership insurance does not include Travel Insurance, which can be obtained via Marsh Sport.