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Last updated 25 May 2021
Court 1Open
Court 2Open
Courts 13 - 20Open

Upcoming

  1. May 2022

    1. Sun 29

      WDNA Rep Carnival

    2. Tue 31

      Umpire Development

    3. Tue 31

      Team Training - ALL AGES

  2. June 2022

    1. Sat 04

      Umpire Appreciation Day

    2. Sat 04

      Day Season - Round 5

Full calendar

New Umpires

Where to start?


Complete the Rules of Netball Theory Examination.

It is an online test on the basic rules of the netball game.  You must achieve a mark of 70% or higher to pass.  Find the test at the Netball Learning Centre.


It is highly recommended that you read a copy of the Rules of Netball 2020 here before undertaking the test.  The rule book is also available via the INF Rules of Netball App or in hard copy from Netball Australia here.

You might also find Netball Queensland's Introduction to Umpiring PowerPoint summary as a good starting point.  Note, it opens in a separate document.

Complete an introduction to umpiring course. Both Bears and WDNA offer courses for beginners. The Club will contact all new umpires when course dates and times are available.

Bears Introduction to umpiring course - Monday, 3pm on  2 May 2022

WDNA Introduction to Umpire Course - Saturday, 8am on 14 May 2022

Rules in review sessions - To be advised.

Make yourself familiar with the Bears and WDNA Codes of Behaviour and Umpire Policies.

KBNC Umpire Policy

KBNC Code of Behaviour Policy

WDNA Umpiring Policy and Guidelines

WDNA Codes of Behaviour

Obtain a Working with Children Card or Blue Card,  if over 18 years of age.  Please contact the Club for assistance.

If you are interested in umpiring in 2022, please complete this online form HERE


Where to next?

KBNC Umpire Award

This is a club-based based award designed to encourage beginner umpires. 

WDNA Umpire Award

The WDNA Umpire Award is an association-based award designed to encourage beginner umpires.  This Award is only recognised at WDNA and is not a prerequisite for a National Badge.  Club Umpires at this level are developing umpire skills, techniques and practical application of the Rules.  This award is based on the Netball Australia Umpire Accreditation system which uses a continuum from basic level to expert execution

The umpire is required to show developing skills in the following competencies -

·        Basic game management to keep game moving and maintain player safety on low to average junior matches.

·        Developing positioning and vision skills.

·        Reactions/timing appropriate for low to average junior matches.

·        Sometimes recognises and penalises obvious infringements, both major and minor.

·        Applies "advantage goal" so as not to disadvantage non-offending team

The prerequisites for a WDNA Umpire Award -

·        Current pass mark of 70% or higher in the Rules of Netball Theory Examination. Note, pass marks are valid for 4 years.

·        Completed a basic umpiring course.

·        Hold a Working with Children Card or Blue Card,  if over 18 years of age.

·        Required competencies in a practical assessment. 

This is done following mentoring and games on high level 11’s and 12’s. Bears arranges this process in conjunction with WDNA.  The assessment panel shall consist of 2 Assessors, one of whom must be a Nationally recognised tester.  

For more information refer to:

WDNA Umpire Award Overview

WDNA Umpire Award Assessment Sheet

WDNA Umpire Award Assessable Performance Criteria



National C Badge

Umpires are encouraged to continue to work towards their National C Badge.  See Experience Umpires section for more information..