Venetians Netball Club welcomes all members wishing to learn or develop their umpiring skills and provides many opportunities for all umpires to further their umpiring knowledge and gain practical experience.
Umpires will gain practical experience during club grading, club training, club match days (Saturdays) and courses conducted by the association (WDNA) or Netball WA (all course fees are covered by the club).
Umpiring for Venetians Netball Club
New to umpiring?
Venetians Netball Club recommends all beginner umpires start in the Green Shirt Umpire program (run by the association, WDNA). The Green Shirt program runs twice a year, during the winter competition (February – September) and during the spring competition (October – December). We also recommend beginner umpires to sit an online theory exam. The online exam is free and you can sit this as many times as you like.
Wish to continue umpiring?
If you wish to umpire for the club and have previously umpired (either at the club or elsewhere) please contact the club advising the following information:
- Full Name
- Contact Number
- Umpiring Accreditation
- Umpiring questions (if any)
Club Umpire Training
In addition to umpiring courses provided by WDNA and Netball WA, umpires can be upskilled during training and matches by senior umpires or umpire coaches which will include one-on-one feedback.
Further your Umpiring Knowledge
Throughout the season, the umpire coordinator will arrange several meetings with all umpires to discuss rules and protocols.
Courses conducted by WDNA or Netball WA may involve discussion on rules and protocols and umpires are encouraged to attend these courses where possible.
To keep up to date with all of the rules and protocols, read the official rules of Netball.
Umpire Pathway – Umpiring Accreditation
Venetians Netball Club can help you achieve the different level of umpiring accreditation and have many umpires who are either B Badge or C Badge. If you wish to further your umpiring skills and obtain a certain level of umpiring accreditation, please advise the umpire coordinator.
Before progressing to achieve any type of umpiring accreditation, all umpires must adhere to the umpire accreditation pathway that is standard for all netball umpires in Australia;
- Umpires must first gain practical experience and training where possible (recommended at least 2 years before attempting C Badge).
- Read and keep up to the date with the Official Rules of Netball.
- Complete the Rules of Netball Theory exam. This exam is online and is free to complete as many times as you wish. The exam is designed to test you on the basic rules of the game and you should be familiar with the Official Netball Rules before sitting the exam. This is ONE of TWO (2) pre-requites in obtaining your C Badge).
- Complete the Netball Foundation Course. This course is designed to provide you with the necessary skills to be an effective umpire including umpiring techniques and applying rules in action. This is the OTHER ONE of TWO (2) pre-requites in obtaining your C Badge).
- C Badge – In order to receive your C Badge, you need to complete three (3) steps;
- B Badge – In order to receive your B Badge, you will need to demonstrate you can umpire netball matches within the high performance area. WDNA will assist you in meeting all pre-requisites needed to obtain your B Badge or higher.
To view the Netball Australia Umpire Accreditation pathway, please click here.
As part of your commitment to umpire for Venetians Netball Club, you must dress in appropriate umpiring attire. We ask all Venetians umpires to wear a Venetians umpire T-Shirt which is available to purchase from our Uniform Officer.
Along with your T-shirt, umpires should wear a white skirt or track pants and for those rainy days, rainproof jackets are permitted but must be white or clear in colour. White track pants and rainproof jackets are also available from our uniform officer.
Please click here to view the Venetians Uniform Page.
An umpire is expected to posses the following for each match they umpire:
- Finger Whistle (Thunderer) and spare whistle
- Hair tie and spare hair tie (to keep track of centre passes
- Watch (to keep track of time including injury time
- Current Official Netball Rules Rulebook (available for purchase at WDNA
- Optional items – hat/visor, sunscreen, hand towel