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.

B Award Workshops taking place around the region:

📆 Sunday 24th November 2019,
10.00am – 4.00pm
🗺 SBL Sports Centre, North Rd, BRISTOL, BS30 8TS.
💳 Booking form

C Award Workshops taking place around the region:

📆 Sunday 19th January 2020,
 9:30am – 3:30pm
🗺 Bournside Sports Centre, Cheltenham GL51 3AU
💳 https://netballpay.uk/event/24/

Into Officiating Workshops taking place around the region:

📆 Sunday 1st December 2019,
 9:30am – 3:30pm
🗺 Bournside Sports Centre, Cheltenham GL51 3AU
💳 https://netballpay.uk/event/22/

📆 Sunday 29st March 2020,
 9:30am – 3:30pm
🗺 Bournside Sports Centre, Cheltenham GL51 3AU
💳 https://netballpay.uk/event/26/

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