Why become an Umpire?

  • It’s a great way to support your netball club
  • You’ll make even more netball friends
  • You’ll improve your understanding of the game of netball
  • You can earn money
  • You’ll gain experience and skills which can be included on your resume. Umpires develop confidence, independence, resilience and communication skills.
  • It’s a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • It offers another way to participate in your favourite sport beyond playing the game (and there are pathways to umpiring netball at the highest level).

Rovers is committed to supporting and developing our umpires to ensure they achieve their best.

What if I make a mistake?

No problem. It’s all part of the learning journey.
When you begin, you will umpire part games in our Netta competition (with modified rules) and you will have a mentor who will assist you and provide you feedback until you gain confidence.
As you improve and develop competence you will progress to umpiring the Full Rules Netta Games and then ultimately will be assessed for Underwood Park’s Cadet level competition. Even from this point, you will continue to be supported by UPNA’s umpire coaches who will assist you with progression towards a National Level Badge accreditation.

How do I become an Umpire?

If you are turning 12 (or older) and have played at least 2 seasons of netball, you can apply as a beginner umpire.

How do I apply?

  • Firstly, let your coach or manager know about your interest in becoming an umpire.
  • Secondly, read through the Rules of Netball Handbook (You can download a PDF copy or grab the Rules of Netball App)
  • Complete the online Rules of Netball Theory Exam (on with at least 70% pass.
  • Send an email with your name, your Rochedale Rovers netball team name and a copy of your Netball Theory Exam results to
  • Rovers will run a new umpires information session prior to the season starting, if you have sent through your email we’ll let you know the details.

Rules of netball App

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