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. The Into Officiating course is delivered by England Netball as two online sessions, which will prepare you for further practical training sessions. Practical training is then delivered at county level using local mentors during club trainings sessions and match play, followed by assessments during a match.
If you are continuing your journey on the officiating pathway, your first step is to complete the appropriate training course by signing up via the England Netball website.
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.
We have negotiated a range of Gloucestershire-branded kit for our umpires, including tops, skorts, shorts and trousers.
Active umpires will receive a complimentary umpiring top for use in the league, with additional kit available if required.
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 apply to all games from September 2021.
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.