Netball Umpires

Netball Umpires

Want to take the next step in your umpiring career?

The IAS Netball Umpires Program is designed to support the developmental needs of the regions young talented Netball Umpires by providing industry leading high-performance sport development programs. Scholarships are offered for a 12-month period commencing in October and concluding in September at Academy Challenge. However, there is a heavier focus on the program from September through to Academy Games in April. The aim of the program is to provide additional skill development on top of club, representative or school-based training.

Register your interest for 2022/23

The program will provide coaching, training and competition to improve umpire development with a view to:

  • Increase the depth of talent and readiness to progress on the Netball NSW Pathway
  • Increase the level of success of those athletes at competition and events in netball competitions nationwide
  • Be identified, monitored and assessed
  • Develop strong technical skills
  • Develop tactical skills and increased understanding of the game
  • Develop efficient functional movement patterns
  • Develop a strong base of strength and conditioning, with weekly strength and conditioning training to which attendance is expected.
  • Grow in independence, honesty, self -motivation and self-regulation
  • Increase uptake of Emerging Talent behaviours
  • Develop knowledge of rules, accuracy of decisions and communication skills
  • Provide education around athletic development as well as personal development in topics such as Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Media Skills / Public Speaking, Youth Leadership, Drugs in Sport

2020/21 Staff

Jodie Correia, Head Coach

2020/21 Squad

Madelyn Black
Poppy Calder
Hannah Deacon
Molly Farquhar
Sophie Jones
Heidi Walton

Scholarship Components


Skill Development


Strength & Conditioning

Media Skills

Education Sessions


2021/22 Scholarship

Athlete Eligibility

To be eligible for an IAS Netball Scholarship, athletes must:

  • Reside within the Illawarra Region made up of the Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee or Wollongong local government areas
  • Be a registered member with Netball NSW through a recognised Association within the Illawarra region (Illawarra, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Ulladulla, Southern Highlands)
  • Be available for selection in an association based within the IAS local government area. i.e. make yourself available for association trials and representative programs
  • Be aged between 14-18 years of age (born 2004-2008)
  • Unbadged umpires must have a pass mark of 70% Rules of theory Netball
  • C badged umpires must have 80% pass mark of Rules of Theory Netball
  • All umpires must have a Foundation Course completed 

Athletes identifying as Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander are eligible to participate in the MCR Indigenous Sports Program (ISP). The ISP provides an opportunity for the IAS to provide mentorship and a dedicated level of focus upon the outcomes and support for Indigenous athletes.

Indigenous Sports Program


2021/22 Netball Umpires

Selection Criteria

Satisfy the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following qualities;

  • Physical abilities and physical skills considered to be essential for eventual success in Netball Umpiring
  • Be working towards a National C or B badge
  • Display the potential to progress through the NNSW & NA Umpire pathway
  • Display an ability to apply coaching & technical instruction
  • Display attitude, commitment, and dedication to improving performance
  • The ability or potential to work as part of a team to achieve excellence

NB: Subjectivity is an unavoidable element of selection to the IAS Netball Umpire Squad.


2021/22 Scholarship

Trial Details

Applications Close: 5pm 5 October 2021

Netball Umpire Selection Process (updated 1 October 2021)

In line with the selection process of other IAS programs this scholarship year, selections to the IAS Netball Umpires Squad will occur based upon the information provided by the applicants in the application form and through the selection panel’s knowledge of the athletes presented, followed by athlete interviews. 

A selection panel made up of IAS Coaches, Netball NSW and IAS Staff will make initial selections based upon information provided in the nomination. This selection will take place on 8 October 2021. Athletes will be interviewed on 11 October 2021.  


2021/22 Scholarship


The IAS is the only regional Academy to not charge an athlete levy to athletes successful in obtaining a scholarship. However, athletes may be required to contribute to some additional components of the program such as camps and tours.

Athletes will also be required to purchase the IAS Netball squad uniform.

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Illawarra Netball
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