Umpiring

Umpiring & Courses

 

Information regarding umpiring within Avon, including workshops and umpire requests, will be published on the Avon Netball Umpires Facebook Group. Further information can also be found below, or by contacting ANA Umpiring Secretary Sarah Weston here with any questions or general umpiring queries.

Please click here to view a document containing umpire, coach and player responsibilities.

 

Courses & workshops

The dates of upcoming courses in Avon and their booking forms can be found below.

Non-umpires:

The next Into Officiating Courses are scheduled for September and February, and further details and booking forms will be sent out to Club Secretaries prior to each course. To be included on the waiting list, please contact the Umpiring Development Officer via this link.

C-Award course:

Details of the next C-Award course will be sent directly to those umpires who have attended the Into Officiating course.

B-Award

B-Award courses are organised by Netball South West, and personal invitations will be circulated to those umpires who hold the C-Award qualification.

 

Recent achievements

B Award: Emma Isaac (Culverhay Cougars), Natasha Chiverton (Culverhay Cougars), Emma Higgins (Fry), Alice MacGregor (Oasis), Wendy Turner (Bristol Storm)

C Award: Lucy Bendall (Genesis), Hannah Eardley (Culverhay Cougars), Fleur Thompson (Newbridge Ninjas), Sarah Brankin (Chipping Sodbury), Ellie Young (Weston), Astrid Hall (Sparks), Steph Grant (Culverhay Cougars), Danique Davidson (Airbourne), Rachel Clark (Easton Cowgirls), Jo Cadwallader (Chipping Sodbury), Livvy Milkins (Ashton Aces)

 

C Award assessment details

Click here for information on how to qualify as a C Award umpire, including courses, assessments, pass rates, time frames, fees and who to contact.
Click on the following links to view sample test papers and answers: Test 1 - paper & answers / Test 2: paper & answers

 

Discipline and Game Management

Click here for the full version of Gary Burgess's game management guide. 

 

Umpiring & scoring

All clubs should have appropriately qualified umpires, as specified below:

Senior Matches

Premier/Division 1: B Award or above
Division 2: C Award, working towards B Award
Divisions 3 to 11: C Award or above

Junior Matches

Under 16s: Divs 1 & 2 - C Award or above, Divs 3 & 4 - umpires working towards their C-Award who have been identified specifically by Sarah Weston
Under 14s: Divs 1 & 2 - C Award or above, Divs 3 & 4 - umpires working towards their C-Award who have been identified specifically by Sarah Weston
Under 12s: Div 1 - C Award or above, Divs 2 & 3 - umpires working towards their C-Award who have been identified specifically by Sarah Weston

All teams should also provide scorers. Guidelines for scorers can be found here.

 

Feedback forms

To download the Umpire Feedback Form, please click hereThis form should be filled out by the captain, or coach, if and when appropriate - it does not need to be filled in after every match. It will be used for highlighting umpires who are consistently good, as this will help us to identify our Umpire of the Year.

 
Please return this form directly to Sandra Nash, one of the ANA Umpiring team, by clicking here.