Gloucestershire Netball

Umpire requirements for the County League

Revised September 2021

All umpires must be qualified to a level appropriate for the type of netball being played. Umpires must also register, or be registered by their clubs, with the Officiating Group Lead before officiating.

The minimum umpiring qualifications required for netball matches played in the Gloucestershire leagues are:

  • Premier Division: B Award
  • Division 1 and 2: C Award
  • Division 3, 4 and 5: Into Officiating Award
  • Under 16 Junior league: C Award
  • Under 12, 13, 14 Junior leagues: Into Officiating Award

Talent-identified umpires may be given permission by the Officiating Group Lead to umpire in a higher division whilst in training. This includes talent-identified non-qualified umpires if they have attended a relevant course.

In addition, central venue matches require umpires that are neutral for the fixture, and two scorers/timekeepers to be supplied by the teams playing.

No umpire may officiate more than two adult league fixtures, or three junior league fixtures, in the same day, unless previously approved by the Officiating Group Lead.