Netball Umpires

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The 2017/18 Program is currenly running. Nominations for the 2018/2019 program will open in October 2018.


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.


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 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)


The 2017/18 Netball Umpire Program


Aimee Dove
Ella Fitzgerald
Koa Hampson
Sarah Hayes
Tara Hobbs-ladd
Miranda Morris
Indiana Myers
Lydia Philpott
Sarah Pope
Erin Pugh
Jessica Rumbel
Ella Taylor
Abi Urquhart
Laura Watman
Sophie Webster
Ebony Woodcock
Caitlin Yallop



Enquire HERE for next year's program.