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

Into Officiating Course

The Into Officiating Course is the first step on the officiating pathway. It will help you understand the basic rules of the game as well as cover some of the basic positioning and movement required to enable you to ‘whistle well’ whilst being an umpire. 

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C Award Course

The second step on the officiating pathway following the successful complete of the Into Officiating course. The course will further develop your umpiring skills and introduce the basics of contact v contest and advantage.

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B Award Course

Designed for umpires who wish to take the next step on the umpire pathway and officiate matches at a regional level.

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

Contact Us

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Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership
Castle Road
Chelston Business Park
TA21 9JQ
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