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. Cost is $115 which inlcudes 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)

    April 2020 workshop dates:
    Due to the current climate with COVID-19, PNA have made the decision to cancel the April Umpire Workshops. We are hoping to be able to run these workshops later in the year.

    Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th 9:30am to 1:15pm

    Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd 9:30am – 1:15pm

    Cost – $115 includes Rule Book.

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


  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:

Netball WA Umpiring Resources 

Netball WA Umpire Pathway

Netball Australia Rules of Netball

Umpire Workshop 14th & 15th April



Umpire Workshop 21st & 22nd April



Rules of Netball Theory Exam


Click Here

Rules of Netball

Click Here

2020 Key Amendments Summary

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