Whistlers' Corner


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

These include;

  1. 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 – please be aware that the cost of the Rules of Netball Theory Exam is not included in the Umpire Workshops. The cost of the workshop is $115 which includes a rule book.

    Click HERE to complete your online MyNetball Rules of Theory Exam

    For a quick reference guide click HERE. (Basic instructions: log into your MyNetball account > learning > online learning > search ‘Rules of Theory Exam’ in the full catalogue > enroll > process payment > launch > complete exam)

    October 2020 workshop dates:
    Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th October

    Cost – $115 includes Rule Book.

    NOTE: All participants must be 12 years old by 30th June 2020 to participate.

    The October 2020 Umpire Workshop is full. PNA will be running this workshop again in the 2021 April School Holidays. 

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
    4. Club Umpire training – PNA can arrange for a Senior umpire to attend a Club training night and upskill your club umpires.
    5. 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.
  • 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:

PNA Umpire Pathway Information

Netball WA Umpiring Resources 

Netball WA Umpire Pathway

Netball Australia Rules of Netball

Rules of Netball Theory Exam Instructions


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Rules of Netball

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2020 Key Amendments Summary

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