Netball has changed markedly over recent years and with the increased speed, athleticism and skill levels of the players, has come an increased level of physical contest that presents challenges for umpires and other officials.

An umpire’s role is to facilitate a flowing, enjoyable game for all participants, including players, coaches, administrators, spectators and other officials. The approach that umpires take into each game plays a large part in the success of the game for all. To continue the progress of netball umpires must, along with all facets of the game, develop and push boundaries.

Education and Training

The Education and Training group aims to deliver an number of B Award Umpire courses, B Award Umpire practical assessments and Match Bench Officials courses each season. The group also hopes to work with counties to establish local Talented Young Umpire and Talented Umpire Programmes for umpires working towards the regional programme and work with potential mentors in these counties by initially running umpire mentor workshops across the region.

If you need more information, please contact Danny Neill (Chair of the Officiating Technical Support Group).