Umpiring

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 $125 which includes a rule book and PNA Grip Whistle.

    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 2021 Workshop Dates:

    Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th October

    9:30 am – 1:15 pm
    Venue: Matthews Netball Centre Hall

    Cost – $125 includes Rule Book and PNA Grip Whistle.

    2 mornings of 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.

    NOTE: All participants must be 12 years old by 30th June 2021 to participate

    Registration closes at 9:00 am on Friday 24th September, unless capacity is reached earlier

  2.  Club Umpire Workshops – A technical and on court workshop designed for adult (18+) umpires who are looking at getting into umpire and existing umpires who are wanting to upskill for the upcoming season. This workshop will cover technical and practical applications of umpiring, rules discussion and on court umpiring of athletes on the PNA Development pathway. 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 $50 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)

    Workshop Details:

    There are no Club Umpire Workshops currently scheduled.  

    Registrations have closed, please contact pnaadmin@perhtnetball.com.au if you would like to participate. 

    Whistle: All participants must bring a whistle to the workshop for the practical on court umpiring section of this workshop. Whistles will be available for purchase through the registration form – these will be available for collection at the workshop. 

    1 afternoon 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.

    NOTE: All participants must be at least 18 years old by 31st June 2021 to participate

  3. 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.
  4. Rules Discussion – PNA are running an umpire information session.

     Session Details

    There are no Rules Discussion Workshops currently scheduled.  

  5. 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.
  6. Umpiring Technical Skills – PNA are running an umpiring technical skills workshop. This workshop is designed to:

    – Improve current understanding and knowledge of the rules of the game
    – Improve umpiring skills by identifying and penalising infringements of the rules
    – Be able to demonstrate how positioning, movement and vision impacts on an umpires performance
    – Develop an awareness of when it is appropriate to playing advantage
    – Have an awareness of Contact v Contest

    Workshop Details
    There are no Umpiring Technical Skills Workshops currently scheduled.  

  7. Game Management Workshop – This workshop will cover:

    – Pre-game checks and protocols
    – Responsibilities of players, coaches and umpires
    – Control Strategies (change in delivery, informal advice)
    – Expected application informal and formal (rule, type of foul play, sanction, type of game management)

    Workshop Details
    Tuesday 17th August
    6:30 pm
    PNA Hall

    Registrations are essentials. 

  8. Club Umpire training – PNA can arrange for a Senior umpire to attend a Club training night and upskill your club umpires.   

  9. 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:

To umpire at Perth Netball Association. Umpires must be affiliated with Netball WA and PNA as an umpire. To affiliate to PNA and Netball WA as an umpire please complete this form. There is no fee associated with this affiliation. 

  • 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

INF Rules of Netball App for IOS Devices

INF Rules of Netball App for Android Devices via the Google Play Store

Rules of Netball Theory Exam Instructions

Click Here

October Umpire Workshop

Click HERE to Register

Game Management Workshop

Click HERE to Register

Rules of Netball

Click Here

2020 Key Amendments Summary

Click Here