Approaching an Umpire
A coach, manager or parent are not allowed to approach the umpires to seek clarification of a rule. Only the captain has the right to approach the umpires during an interval for clarification of any rule. Any player/s for whom the clarification is relevant may accompany the captain. In the event that the captain is not on the court, an on-court captain will be appointed and they can approach the umpires.
If you are concerned about the quality of umpiring or the control of the game, you can ask your manager to go to control and ask the SSNA Umpires to come and watch the game. If it is required, the SSNA Umpires will provide support/feedback to the umpire/s.
We are always open to receiving feedback on our umpires. If you wish to contact the club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unhappy with the performance of an umpire you can contact the umpire coordinator via email or contact a member of the Sharks executive. Any complaints or issue will be raised at the next executive meeting.”
Those new to umpiring will be expected to attend an umpires theory and practical course. The “Official Rules of Netball” and “Exam Guide” booklets can be borrowed from the club, or can be purchased for $5 each. The theory exam can be accessed on the Netball Australia website www.netball.com.au and click on the link “Online Umpire Exam Centre”. The online exam provides instant results and a printable certificate. The practical exam will be held during the year.
All new umpires will umpire at Bellingara only, as requested by the SSNA.
All new umpires will be mentored for at least three games by senior umpires who have their National Badges. New umpires will only umpire by themselves when the mentor believes they are confident enough to umpire on their own.