Gloucestershire Netball

Officiating netball in Gloucestershire

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.

Become an umpire or move to next level

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Do you want to become an umpire or just want know more about it first?

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 course is delivered as two online sessions, with further practical training delivered at county level, followed by assessment on 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.

Where can I umpire?

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There are a wide range of umpiring opportunities in Gloucestershire:

  • League matches: Adult League on Saturdays and Junior League (priority for junior umpires) on Sundays
  • School games: Tournaments in September
  • University games: Wednesdays at Plock Court, Hartpury and Cirencester
  • Training sessions: Weeknights for various clubs
  • VNSL Academies: at Team Bath and Severn Stars
  • Various commercial leagues
  • Higher-level matches in the Regional League

Netball Rules and important documents

Netball rules

You can download the rules of netball on your computer or via a free mobile app. You should also read our local league rules and umpire requirements.

Buy umpire kit

GCNA umpiring kit

We have negotiated a range of Gloucestershire-branded kit for our umpires, including tops, skorts, shorts and trousers.