Umpire Accreditation

BNA offers a Beginner Umpiring Course which includes 3 x 1 hour long sessions focusing on the theory and rules of the game plus two weeks of practical mentoring on actual games. Participants are also required to complete an online exam through Netball Australia after the conclusion of the Theory section of this course. The Rules of Netball Theory Examination can be found here

In order to pass this course beginner umpires must attend all theory session, complete the Rules of Netball Theory exam with at least a 70% pass mark and be deemed competent by BNA Mentors when umpiring games.

Beginner umpires are then “handed back” to their respective clubs for further training and mentoring until the umpires are competent enough to officiate on matches without their mentor present.

BNA has a resident umpire coach who will work with promising umpires to help them gain their BNA Badge, and then progress to a National “C” Badge and up to a National “A” Badge.

The national development pathway for umpires can be found here (added Feb 2018)