Anyone over the age of 13 can become an official. The game doesn’t just need young umpires or technical officials. Current or ex-players with a wealth of experience at various levels make excellent officials, some of whom have started in their late 30’s and now officiate in England Netball competitions, something they may never have achieved as a player.

Irrespective of your age, ability, or experience at playing netball, if you have a passion for the game and can successfully complete England Netball’s Into Officiating or C Award Course you can start your journey to becoming a netball umpire.

GUIDE to Into Officiating

Hampshire's netball officials - our "Team White" - can tap into an active support network for umpires of all grades. Whether you want to start on the Umpiring pathway and attend a Beginners course or upgrade your knowledge and experience through aiming for your C, B or A Award Umpire badge, please contact Hampshire's Officiating Secretary, Carol Williams.

Download International Rules of Netball 2018 edition                       Download INF Match Protocols 2018

C Award Written Assessment

Cost: £10.00

When: The C written Assessment is organised within the county. Please check with your local County Umpiring Secretary to make arrangements to sit this paper when you are ready.

How to Apply: To register for the paper, please complete an Application Form and send it to your County Umpiring Secretary. 

Practice Papers: Before you attempt to sit the C Award Written paper, we strongly suggest that you prepare using the practice papers and review the past papers to look at the types of questions and the appropriate way to answer the questions. Review the rule book, signals and the application of the rules of the game. Work with a mentor or another umpire to test your knowledge. Download the practice paper and sit the paper in a simulated exam setting.

Click HERE for the Netball Europe C Award Written Assessment Practice Paper April 2017

Click HERE for the Netball Europe C Award Written Assessment Practice Paper Two April 2017


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CHECK OUT the England Netball Officiating page for resources, officiating pathway etc

Netball Europe C Award Assessment Practice Paper April 2017 - ANSWERS AVAILABLE HERE

Authorised Umpire List

Authorised Umpire List

The Authorised Umpire List is maintained on a County and a Regional basis. Umpires must pass fitness tests and hold the correct level of Umpire award to officiate at a county or regional, junior or senior level.
Umpire Frequently Asked Questions

Umpire Frequently Asked Questions

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