Netball Umpires


Nominations for the 2017/2018 are now closed.


Head Coach: Christine Whitehead

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.


Selection 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 2017/2018 Netball squad
  • State League Netball Competition *
  • NSW Netball Regional Academy Camp ***
  • Clubs NSW Academy Games **
  • Australian Invitational Youth Games **


*** NSW Regional Academy Netball Camp subject to Netball NSW dates and confirmation
** Note: all umpires will be required to attend each session, however, a limited number of umpires may be selected to attend the Academy Games & Australian Invitational Youth Games. This decision will be under the discretion of the coach


* Please note State League dates aren't realised until early 2018. (State League coaching for umpires participating at State League games, umpires not participating can attend to observe).


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)


This program is proudly supported by: