Netball NSW would like to congratulate Bronwen Adams who on Sunday 17 August was awarded her AA umpire badge after the conclusion of the Preliminary Round of the 2014 Australian Netball League (ANL).
Throughout 2014, the High Performance Umpire Coaches and Testing and Endorsement Panel have been constantly assessing Bronwen as she umpired at various tournaments, including ANL, National Netball Championships and as a part of Netball Australia’s Emerging Talent Program.
“It’s surreal. It still really hasn’t sunk in just yet and I don’t think it will for some time,” explained Bronwen.
“It’s something I’ve worked towards for a number of years, so I feel a great sense of achievement,”
Since sharing the exciting news over the weekend, Bronwen has been inundated with messages of congratulations, but is particularly thankful to those who have played a part in helping her achieve her goal.
“I’ve been really overwhelmed by the well wishes and congratulatory messages I’ve received only since Sunday morning. I’m just very fortunate to have an incredibly supportive netball family, both nationally and particularly at a NSW level.”
It’s been a big couple of months for Bronwen, who has recently been selected to officiate at the 2014 Asian Netball Championships to be held in Singapore, 7-14 September.
Her next goal is to be a contracted umpire for the ANZ Championship, revered as the world’s premier netball competition.
“I think officiating the ANZ Championships is what anyone who is umpiring at a relatively high level aspires to achieve.”
“It’s such an elite group of umpires that you can’t help but admire them, and I would love one day to be a part of that group, it’s definitely something I’m striving for,” concluded Bronwen.