Development and Pathways

Umpiring can be exciting, challenging, rewarding and also gives you a greater understanding of the game.  It is a life skill that you can get many rewards from.  Our oldest umpire is 82, still enjoying officiating our matches.

Becoming Involved

The first step to becoming an umpire is to contact your Club Umpire Coordinator.  If you do not know who they are just ask in the umpire's room.

Your Club Umpire Coordinator will introduce you to the HATs "Have-A-Try" program, at the 9am time slot each Saturday.

You will require:

  • a whistle
  • the Netball Australia Official Rules of Netball rule book
  • a white shirt and skirt or white dress (boys to wear white shirt and shorts)

You will be required to:

  • Attend a "Fundamentals of Umpiring" session, usually held on the first Saturday of the season
  • Over time, complete the 2 online pre-requisites for obtaining your C badge -
    • Theory Examination Section 1(must obtain a 70% plus pass mark) (no cost)
    • Umpire Course Level 1 (cost $25)

To complete the online e-learning go to the Netball Victoria website, click on e-learning and follow the prompts.

Please contact the Whitehorse Umpires Coordinator via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need further infomation or assistance.  Alternatively, come into the umpire's room on a Saturday and we will be happy to assist you.

Badged Umpires

We wish to congratulate the following umpires who obtained their C badge in Winter Season 2015 -

Aces - Taylah Barr, Mia Washington, Tess Wekenborg, Isabella Wright

Blackburn South - Moesha Eilliot, Leah Woodford

Hi-Lites - Matisse Nannes, Leah Stremski, Kate Ward, Eden Whelan

Laburnum - Amy Canvenett, Emma Hayes, Olivia Thomas

Livingstone - Chloe Pearce-Schmidt

St Timothy's - Alana Domingo

St Thomas - Georgia Kishazi

We wish to also congratule Nathan Begley (Hi-Lites) who succesfully obtained his A badge, a great achievement.