During the 2012 GrainCorp Regional State League – West/Central West season, two local umpires were recognised for their efforts and commitment to regional netball competitions.
Claire Allen and Steve McLeod were both awarded with their National ‘B’ Badges during the West/Central West competition, after being earmarked by senior umpires for their previous performances.
National ‘A’ Badge umpires Allison Gill and Rachel Hughes were the umpire mentors on the day who rewarded both Allen and McLeod for their level of officiating and development.
Allen, from Cowra Netball Association, was first noticed during a NetEd visit to Dubbo in April. She has juggled her umpiring commitments while studying nursing at university, officiating in three rounds of the Regional State League competition.
McLeod, from Orange Netball Association, has been a dedicated umpire for the West/Central West region. Along with Allen, McLeod was noticed earlier in the year and given plenty of opportunities to develop his officiating skills through the Regional State League competition.
Congratulations to both umpires on their achievements and taking the next step on their Netball NSW development pathway.