Umpire Assessments and Applications

Umpire Assessment

In order to achieve an Umpiring Award Learners need to be assessed.


Into Officiating Award

Aim: To introduce the rudiments of umpiring a netball match.


  • To have knowledge of basic rules of the game
  • To identify obvious infringements of the rules
  • To apply correct use of voice, whistle and terminology
  • To be aware of correct positioning
  • To keep an accurate scoreboard and call the score
  • To identify the requirements for the England Netball Into Officiating Award
  • Prepare candidates for assessement

Learners need to undertake a practical assessment


C Award

Aim: To prepare umpires with knowledge of the rules and umpire competencies to umpire at average adult club level.


  • Penalising correctly obvious infringements of the rules
  • Correct use of whistle, voice, hand signals and terminology
  • Positioning and movement on side line and goal line
  • Understanding when contact interferes with play
  • By widening vision beyond the ball
  • To identify the requirements for the FENA C Award to include competencies
  • To prepare candidates for assessment

The umpire has to undertake a written assessment paper, two practical assessments (one pre-assessment and one final practical assessment and a fitness test


Application Forms can be downloaded from the England Netball website


If you are interested in becoming an umpire or match bench official contact your County Umpiring Secretary for further information:


Carol Williams

Isle of Wight

Trevor George



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