Netball Umpires

This program is proudly supported by


The 2019-2020 program is currently running. Nominations for the 2020-2021 program will open in October 2020.

Submit your expression of interest HERE


Coaching Staff: Christine Whitehead & Sarah Bain


Netball NSW (NNSW) is committed to supporting umpires in their development by providing opportunities to increase their knowledge; gain experience; and develop and extend their personal attributes and competencies. NNSW will support the Regional Academies of Sport (RAS) for the development and support of pre-elite netball umpires.


The purpose of the program is to:

  • Provide a training environment that allows the pre-elite umpires the opportunity to access quality services and programs as they progress through the NNSW Umpire pathway.
  • Implement the NNSW Umpire program, as set by NNSW in conjunction with the Netball Australia (NA) Umpire pathway.
  • Prepare umpires for National badge accreditation awards.
  • Provide umpire education and promote continuous improvement to develop the regions umpires.


Academy Program

As an integral component of the NNSW Umpire pathway, HAS will deliver a program that supports identified talented umpires to access quality education and development opportunities delivered by professional and specialised service providers in a well-managed, monitored and controlled environment.


The HAS Umpire program will consist of on court & in field training, fitness program and education.


Athlete Eligibility

Umpires must be from within the Hunter Academy of Sport (HAS) catchment area and meet minimum pre-requisite of:

  1. Be aged between 14-20 years of age in the year of the program
  2. Be working towards a National C or B badge
  3. Associations must sign off on umpire applications
  4. Display the potential to progress through the NNSW & NA Umpire pathway
  5. Demonstrate a dedication to improving performance


Program outline (draft)

  • Fitness testing sessions
  • On court training sessions
  • Education sessions in conjunction with the 2019/2020 Netball squad
  • State League Netball Competition *
  • Your Local Club Academy Games **
  • NSW Netball Regional Academy Camp TBC ***


* Please note State League dates aren't realised until early 2019. (State League coaching for umpires participating at State League games, umpires not participating can attend to observe).

**  All umpires will be required to attend each session, however, a limited number of umpires may be selected to attend the Academy Games. This decision will be under the discretion of the coach

*** NSW Regional Academy Netball Camp subject to Netball NSW dates and confirmation


Program Cost

A program levy will be applicable to successful athletes and a uniform levy will also be applicable (inc. GST).

Costs not covered in program levy:

  • Travel to and from training days, Youth/Academy Games, and Awards night. HAS encourages carpooling to share the travel cost/time.
  • Accommodation for training days, Youth/Academy Games, and Awards night (if needed).
  • Lunch and snacks at training days
  • Sundries (i.e strapping tape)


2019/20 Hunter Academy of Sport Netball Umpire Program


Jessica Cam
Grace Freeman
Claire  Howe 
Heather  McLeod 
Jemah Muscat
Sara Muscat
Hayley Passmore
Jessica Rumbel
Ellie  Taylor 
Georgia  Walkerden
Chelsea Webb