New Umpires

All the information New Umpires require can be found on this page!

Getting Started

Thank you for expressing interest in umpiring for The Gap Netball Club. Umpiring is a great way to continue developing your understanding of the game. It increases your confidence and is an opportunity to make new friends in the club. New umpires must be at least 13 years old. They require a white shirt which you can purchase from the Ashgrove drapery with the club’s logo on it or online through our website. They also require a metal finger whistle to umpire with. To keep track of who’s center pass is it umpires should always have a hair tie or scrunchie on them whilst umpiring.

New umpires must complete an online examination before umpiring their first game. The link to the exam is: . You must receive at least 70% on the exam to be eligible to umpire. Once completed the exam please send a copy of the certificate to . The online exam will cost $10.48 and will take approximately one hour to complete. Please email an invoice to for reimbursement. They will also be required to attend a training session at Downey Park Netball Association. There are two dates you can attend this session on. The Introduction to Umpiring sessions are on Saturday the 6th of March from 9-11am or Saturday the 13th of March from 9-11am. Please RSVP which Introduction to Umpiring session you or your child will be attending to the clubs Umpire Convenor via email on, note you are only required to attend one of these sessions. You will need to bring a pen, note pad, water bottle and metal finger whistle to the session.

All umpires are required to umpire one session at the clubs grading. Beginner umpires are to umpire the U11 sessions. This is a great opportunity for new umpires to gain some experience and confidence in umpiring before taking the court at Downey Park Netball Association on Saturdays. If possible, new umpires are encouraged to attend two sessions to ensure they have received enough training to feel confident taking control of a game.

All new umpires will have a mentor present for majority of their first three games at Downey Park Netball Association.

The Umpire Rule Book:

Umpire wages:





Junior Association


National C Badge



* Please note new umpires are required to complete three games at Downey Park Netball fixtures to qualify for payment thereafter. 

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