Whistlers' Corner

PNA provides many opportunities for individuals wishing to further their umpiring knowledge and development or to gain practical experience.

These include;

  • Netball Rules Workshops – During the April, July and October school holidays, PNA runs Netball Rules Workshops for new  umpires. The Workshops involve technical and practical applications of umpiring, rules discussion and on court umpiring. All participants are required to sit the online Rules of Netball Theory Exam prior to the Workshops. 


    Instructions: log into your MyNetball account > learning > online learning > search ‘Rules of theory Exam’ in the full catalogue.   

  •  Cost – $105 includes Rule Book.

The final workshop for 2018 3rd – 5th October!

Please note you must be at least 14 years of age in order to register for this workshop. 

  • Junior and Open squad training – the start of the national badging pathway. After being talent identified, umpires in these groups are allocated onto suitable weekly matches to be coached while they umpire. When umpires reach the appropriate skill level badging is organised via the relevant Umpire Development Officer.
  • Clubs rules discussion – PNA can arrange for a senior umpire to attend a Club meeting with players to go through the rule book with and how it applies on court.
  • Club Umpire training – PNA can arrange for a Senior umpire to attend a Club training night and upskill your club umpires.
  • Club Umpire support – first time or developing umpires can request an umpiring coach to attend their match to provide support as they learn and gain confidence.

Umpire Information:

  • Umpires must be affiliated with Netball WA and the Perth Lions Netball Region.
  • Match Day Office official rule books and whistles are sold each match day from the PNA office at Matthews Netball Centre.
  • All umpires are required to wear appropriate sportswear for the duration of the match.

Useful Links:

Netball WA Umpiring Resources;


Umpire Workshop 3rd, 4th & 5th October

Register Here

Rules of Netball Theory Exam