WORKFORCE – Umpires

Netball NSW (NNSW) competitions continue to play a vital role in educating, developing and retaining our emerging and elite umpires.

In 2018 NNSW will continue to offer a range of competitions and education opportunities that will require an Umpire Volunteer Workforce, therefore the hugely successful umpire workforce strategy launched in 2016 will be ongoing throughout the 2018 season

Netball NSW are very pleased to announce the 2018 Volunteer Workforce – DOWNLOAD HERE

2018 IMPORTANT DATES:

STATE AGE CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITION RULES – UMPIRES

a) One non-playing badged umpire for each team entered plus one additional non-playing badged umpire per Association, per day (i.e. an Association entering four (4) teams must supply a minimum of five (5) umpires per day)

b) The minimum qualification to umpire at State Age is a National ‘C’ badge.

c) Nominated umpires may not play, coach or manage a team during State Age.

d) At the time of lodging team nominations the Association is to provide the appropriate number of qualified umpires for the duration of the competition. This is to be on the lodged on the official form with umpires names and current qualifications.

e) Twenty one (21) days prior to the competition, umpires names and current qualification are to be confirmed by all Associations. Where umpire nominations are not confirmed by this date the Association will be fined $500.00 and must nominate umpires as per Rule 2 (a) within 24 hours of notification of $500.00 fine.

f) Associations, withdrawing umpires after the confirmation date will be fined $200.00 per umpire withdrawn unless a medical certificate is produced that certifies the umpire’s unavailability due to illness or injury or other extenuating circumstances. If an umpire is not replaced with a badged umpire a further fine of $200.00 is enforced.

g) Where an umpire withdraws on the day for other than medical reasons or other extenuating circumstances, or does not show that Association will incur a fine of $200.00 per allocation per day.

h) All umpires must be dressed in white.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITION RULES – UMPIRES

a) One non-playing badged umpire for each team entered plus one additional non-playing badged umpire per Association, per day (i.e. an Association entering four (4) teams must supply a minimum of five (5) umpires per day)

b) The minimum qualification to umpire at State Age is a National ‘C’ badge.

c) Nominated umpires may not play, coach or manage a team during State Age.

d) At the time of lodging team nominations the Association is to provide the appropriate number of qualified umpires for the duration of the competition. This is to be on the lodged on the official form with umpires names and current qualifications.

e) Twenty one (21) days prior to the competition, umpires names and current qualification are to be confirmed by all Associations. Where umpire nominations are not confirmed by this date the Association will be fined $500.00 and must nominate umpires as per Rule 2 (a) within 24 hours of notification of $500.00 fine.

f) Associations, withdrawing umpires after the confirmation date will be fined $200.00 per umpire withdrawn unless a medical certificate is produced that certifies the umpire’s unavailability due to illness or injury or other extenuating circumstances. If an umpire is not replaced with a badged umpire a further fine of $200.00 is enforced.

g) Where an umpire withdraws on the day for other than medical reasons or other extenuating circumstances, or does not show that Association will incur a fine of $200.00 per allocation per day.

h) All umpires must be dressed in white.

REGIONAL LEAGUE COMPETITION RULES – UMPIRES

7.1 One non-playing badged Umpire for each Team entered plus one additional non-playing badged Umpire per Association, per day (i.e. an Association entering two (2) Teams must supply a minimum of three (3) Umpires per day).

7.2 All Umpires will be allocated by the Regional Allocations Team in conjunction with the Regional Development Manager or Netball NSW representative.

7.3 With the approval of the Regional Allocations Team and in conjunction with the Regional Development Manager unbadged Umpires may be accepted as part of an Association’s quota provided that they hold a current Rules of Netball Theory exam pass (70%) and a current Foundation Umpires Education Course Accreditation at the time of nomination.

7.4 Where an Association fails to forward the names of the approved Umpires by the due date a fine of $100.00 will be imposed on the offending Association. Changes made to the Umpire Nomination Form must be submitted to the Regional Development Manager by 5pm Tuesday prior to the round being played. Any late changes received after this will result in a $100.00 fine. The repeated failure to supply umpires may result in withdrawing the Associations team from the competition.

7.5 Umpires must be dressed in a white.

7.7 Unbadged Umpires may be tested for practical badges:
a) after consultation with the Regional Manager, or Netball NSW Representative; and
b) Matches comply with all requirements stated in the National Umpire Development Framework.

7.8 If an Umpire has not arrived thirty (30) minutes prior to the commencement of the Match, a replacement Umpire may take the court, providing that Umpire meets the provisions laid down.

7.9 Associations whose Umpires fail to fill their allocation by non-attendance will be fined $100.00 for each allocation not fulfilled except in extenuating circumstances.

7.10 Any qualified Umpire may apply to the Regional Allocations Team to be allocated to Matches.