Information regarding umpiring within Avon, including workshops and umpire requests, will be published on the Avon Netball Umpires Facebook Group. Further information can also be found below.
Please click here to view a document containing umpire, coach and player responsibilities.
Courses & workshops
The dates of upcoming courses in Avon and their booking forms can be found below.
The next Into Officiating Courses are scheduled for September and February, and further details and booking forms will be sent out to Club Secretaries prior to each course. To be included on the waiting list, please contact the Umpiring Development Officer via this link.
Details of the next C-Award course will be sent directly to those umpires who have attended the Into Officiating course. Please see the document here in respect of 'Obtaining the C Award Umpire Qualification in Avon'.
B-Award courses are organised by Netball South West, and personal invitations will be circulated to those umpires who hold the C-Award qualification.
B Award: Emma Isaac (Culverhay Cougars), Natasha Chiverton (Culverhay Cougars), Emma Higgins (Fry), Alice MacGregor (Oasis), Wendy Turner (Bristol Storm)
C Award: Amy Osborn (Newbridge), Nicola Hussey (Longwell Lightning), Laura Sheriton (Imperial), Josie Waithe (Imperial), Lucy Bendall (Genesis), Hannah Eardley (Culverhay Cougars), Fleur Thompson (Newbridge Ninjas), Sarah Brankin (Chipping Sodbury), Ellie Young (Weston), Astrid Hall (Sparks), Steph Grant (Culverhay Cougars), Danique Davidson (Airbourne), Rachel Clark (Easton Cowgirls), Jo Cadwallader (Chipping Sodbury), Livvy Milkins (Ashton Aces)
C Award assessment details
Click here for information on how to qualify as a C Award umpire, including courses, assessments, pass rates, time frames, fees and who to contact.
Click on the following links to view sample test papers and answers: Test 1 - paper & answers / Test 2: paper & answers
Discipline and Game Management
Click here for the full version of Gary Burgess' game management guide.
Umpiring & scoring
All clubs should have appropriately qualified umpires, as specified below:
Premier/Division 1: B Award or above
Division 2: C Award, working towards B Award
Divisions 3 to 11: C Award or above
Under 16s: Divs 1 & 2 - C Award or above, Divs 3 & 4 - umpires working towards their C-Award who have been identified specifically by Sarah Weston
Under 14s: Divs 1 & 2 - C Award or above, Divs 3 & 4 - umpires working towards their C-Award who have been identified specifically by Sarah Weston
Under 12s: Div 1 - C Award or above, Divs 2 & 3 - umpires working towards their C-Award who have been identified specifically by Sarah Weston
All teams should also provide scorers. Guidelines for scorers can be found here.
To download the Umpire Feedback Form, please click here. This form should be filled out by the captain, or coach, if and when appropriate - it does not need to be filled in after every match. It will be used for highlighting umpires who are consistently good, as this will help us to identify our Umpire of the Year.