Qualified officials are needed at every level of the game. England Netball offer a training and development pathway for umpires starting with the Into Officiating award.
Irrespective of your age, ability, or experience of playing netball, if you have a passion for the game and can successfully complete England Netball’s Into Officiating Award Course you can start your journey to becoming a netball umpire.
England Netball are currently changing the delivery of umpire training and education. The theory part of the courses and examinations will be delivered online by England Netball tutors and assessors. The practical element will be supported at county level using local mentors during club trainings sessions and match play, followed by assessments during a match.
Do you want to become an umpire or just want know more about it first?
Are you currently in the pathway? How has Covid affected your progress? England Netball are offering extensions to the previous deadlines, so you won’t lose your place.
Adaptations to the game have been fundamental to getting Netball back on court, and these have had to be approved by government. Modified rules need to be followed by all grassroots netball organisations.
As the country comes out of lockdown, hopefully after 21 June these modifications will no longer be necessary.
Scheduled changes to the original rules were published just before the Covid pandemic. These are mostly minor wording clarifications and are summarised here. These rules will be in place when “normal” netball returns.
If you want to read the League Rules, find out about umpire requirements for the league, or umpire expenses, then visit the important documents section of our website.