If you are continuing your journey on the officiating pathway, your first step is to complete the appropriate training course (and/or written assessment) by signing up via the England Netball website.
Following completion of the course (or written assessment, if applicable) we are lucky to be able to offer mentoring from a number of experienced umpires in our county:
For those who have attended the Into Officiating course, we will be running mentoring sessions over the next couple of months. These are free of charge to learners.
For U18 learners: When your mentor feels you are ready, you will be offered the opportunity to umpire at our Junior League (Sundays at Plock Court).
Your mentor will advise when and how to apply for your assessment.
U16 learners can only umpire junior games until they are 16, when we will review you again for release to adult games.
For adult learners: When your mentor feels you are ready, you will be moved to Division 5 games at Barnwood Park on a Saturday.
Your mentor will advise when and how to apply for your assessment. The assessment will be on a Division 3 game at Leisure at Cheltenham.
For those who have attended the C Award course, you should umpire as many Division 3 or 4 games on a Saturday at Leisure at Cheltenham as you can.
Register your interest in mentoring and our mentors will do their best to mentor you on those games.
Keep a log of all games - your mentor will sign off each game for you. They will advise when to apply and how for your assessment, which will be arranged on a Division 1 game at Plock Court.
For those who have attended the B Award course and completed the A/B written paper, you should umpire as many Division 1 on a Saturday at Plock Court as you can.
Register your interest in mentoring and apply to take the Multi Stage Fitness Test (bleep test) - you need to reach Level 6.1. When your mentor feels agrees you are ready, they will release you to umpire Premier Division games and chosen Regional League 3 games (these will be out of county).
Keep a log of all games - your mentor will sign off each game for you. They will advise when and how to apply for your assessment.
For those who are working towards your A Award, you need to pass the A/B written paper at A level. You will then be assigned an A Award mentor who will work with you. All of your games are likely to be out of county and considerable travel and commitment is required.