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South West Umpires Rule – it’s Official!

This week the region have received the excellent news that no less than 5 of our officials have been named to umpired in the Vitality Netball Super Leagues in 2018.

Adele Venner, Nicky Shard-Palmer, Claire Daly and Julia Harvey have been named in the long squads of Officials to be considered for the 2018 U19 and U21 Vitality Netball Superleague competitions. The final selections will be made in mid-November so we wish all three officials the best of luck.

James Thomas has been confirmed in the final group of umpires who will officiate in the Vitality Netball Superleague 2018. James’ selection was based on match assessment data from England Netball leagues and Competitions as well as International matches. James will now take part in a performance camp in early January before the season starts in February.

Commenting on his selection James Thomas said “I am delighted to be selected again. Being part of such a prestigious competition is a great honour and I’m looking forward to the challenge of allowing the players to showcase their talents to the fullest”.

The Vitality Netball Superleague will run concurrently with the U21 and U19 leagues which will provide a better opportunity for an interchange of umpires between these competitions. Superleague Assessors will be on hand to provide support and feedback to all umpires to ensure a consistently high standard of performance.

A huge congratulations to Adele, Nicky, Calire, Julia and James on their selections and we wish them the best of luck throughout the 2018 Vitality Netball Superleague seasons.

James Thomas has been named as an umpire for the VNSL 2018

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