Umpires and Bench Officials have an important role to play, and being an Umpire or Bench Official provides you with much more than just the ability to officiate the rules of the game. It can make you feel:

  • Connected: is a great way to make friends for life and be an integral part of the vibrant netball community.
  • Respected: provide the opportunity for everyone to play the game in a safe, fair and enjoyable environment. Develop skills that can be used for life (communication, resilience and leadership).
  • Energised: lets you experience the thrill of the game and offers a pathway to participate in the sport at the highest level.

HOW TO BECOME AN UMPIRE

  1. Must be a registered member of Netball WA.
  2. Obtain a copy and study the Official Rules of Netball book – Umpire and Official Resources
  3. Rules of Netball Theory Exam,Netball Australia Online Umpire Exam Centre.
  4. Complete the Foundation Umpires Course,Netball Australia Online Umpire Exam Centre.
  5. Contact your local Club/Association for Umpire Coaching and Badging.

HOW TO BECOME A BENCH OFFICIAL

  1. Obtain a copy and study the Official Rules of Netball book – Umpire and Official Resources
  2. Sit the Rules of Netball Theory Exam, Netball Australia Online Umpire Exam Centre.
  3. Read the NA Bench Officials Accreditation Framework and the NA Bench Officials Manual
  4. Complete the Bench Officials Education Course. If needed, read the enrolment instructions:Bench Officials Education Course – Enrolment Instructions
  5. Contact Community Netball | Umpire & Officials Development Co-ordinator to officiate at Netball WA run events.

Click here to learn about Umpire Accreditation

Click here to learn about Umpire Development programs

Click here to learn about Bench Officials Accreditation

Click here to access Umpire and Bench Officials resources

For any queries contact Community Netball | Umpire & Officials Development Co-ordinator