Umpiring at Waverley District Netball Association has many advantages for you such as:
- getting to meet new friends
- keeping active
- gaining a better understanding of the rules
- raising the standard of the game, and
- getting paid while you are umpiring
- For our new umpires (minimum 14 years old), we have senior supervisors that will help you along the way and for our more experienced umpires; when you are ready, we will help you achieve your C Badge.
The dress code for umpires is ‘all white’ or you can purchase black WDNA leggings from our shop. We do provide ‘on the day jackets’ for our new and younger umpires so that the players and spectators are aware you are still learning.
All umpires are required to complete an Australian Taxation Office Hobby Form (Statement of Supplier form). This is completed online when we send you the active umpire link to complete.
If you have any questions or require any further information on umpiring at WDNA, please contact us at [email protected]
Umpiring at WDNA
New to WDNA Umpires
Please complete the WDNA Beginner Umpire Program – Expressions of Interest form here. We will be in touch with and email to advise when the next registrations open up. If you are currently umpiring elsewhere and would like to join the WDNA umpire group please email [email protected] with your umpire history and contact information.
WDNA has a very successful Beginner Umpire Program. Each year we take on new umpires and work closely with them to teach the skills needed to become a confident and competent umpire.
The program involves two weeks of theory, followed by four weeks of theory plus working side by side with umpire mentors and finally moving onto independently umpiring their side of the court, with the support of umpire coaches.
Beginner Umpire Registration
Our Beginner Umpire Program is open to new umpires aged 14 years old by the time of the Beginner Umpire Assessment session.
Before you complete your registration, please ensure you will be available for:
Beginner Umpire Assessment – This session will be held on the advertised Sunday between 10 am and 12 noon at the WDNA courts. A parent is to attend between 10 am to 10.30 am for the information session and 11.45 am to 12 noon as we wrap up the session.
Weeks one and two (weeknight) – When you commence the Beginner Umpire Course, your off-court sessions are held between 5 pm and 7 pm in the WDNA pavilion.
Weeks three to six (Saturdays) – You will have your first off-court session at 10:30 am, then you will be on the court with your mentor for the 11:20 am round. Your second off-court session will be during the 12:10 am round.
As umpires develop at their own pace, our course is designed to cater to this. Week seven onwards will still include morning off-court sessions and umpiring.
Please wear a white top and you will need a whistle for the assessment session. These are available from our shop here.
If you are successful in gaining a position in the beginner umpire course, you will need to complete the Rules in Netball Theory exam and email your results to [email protected] before you commence. This theory exam is available in MyNetball. Please click here to review the process.
Booking for Program 2 will be open 1 August.
Important dates for 2021 Beginner umpire assessment.
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Once the formal part of the program is complete (program ends), you will continue to receive coaching each week as we work towards progressing through the umpire pathway.