Young NSW umpires get chance to hone their craft

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Two of NSW’s emerging young umpires have been given an opportunity to further their development by being invited to attend a specialist national camp at Netball Australia’s Centre of Excellence.

NSW pair Tayla Favell and Tamara Welsford will join four other umpires from around the country – Rebecca Ferguson (South Australia), Timothy Marshall (Victoria), Christine Johnston (Western Australia) and Sarah Slattery (ACT) – who have been selected to attending the Developing Umpire Camp.

The Developing Umpire Camp will be held in Canberra between 20-22 May and is aligned to the national 17/U athlete camp.

The group officiated at the recent 17/U and 19/U national titles in Perth and are part of Netball Australia’s Developing Umpire Program.

Developing Umpire program coaches Raechel Richards, Di Cocker and Marj Kerslake will deliver the camp content while a number of umpire mentors will also be in attendance to further develop their umpiring coaching skills.

They are: Carmel Weatherburn (ACT), Chris Hall (NSW), Natasha Trestrail (SA), John Fox (Tasmania), Narelle Foster (WA), Heather Carroll (Victoria), LeeAnn Quilter (Queensland) and Susan Pannell (NT).

Developing Umpire Program Head Coach Jacqui Jashari said it was a great opportunity for the six umpires invited to the camp.

“These umpires have demonstrated strong trademark behaviors on and off the court that’s expected of all umpires in Netball Australia’s pathway programs,” Jashari said.

“All have shown they are committed to improving their umpiring skills.”

Article courtesy of Netball Australia