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.

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

  • Develop the fundamental skill level of umpires which will enhance their opportunities for advancement along Netball NSW Umpire Pathways
  • Implement the NNSW Umpire program, as set by NNSW in conjunction with the Netball Australia (NA) Umpire pathway
  • Prepare umpires for National badge accreditation awards
  • Provide umpire education and promote continuous improvement to develop the regions umpires
  • Provide an introduction and progression into sport specific strength and conditioning
  • 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
  • The program will conduct fortnightly skills-based sessions and weekly strength and conditioning training to which attendance is expected.

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


2020/21 Scholarship

Athlete Eligibility

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

  • Reside within the Illawarra Region, Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee
  • Be a registered member with Netball NSW through a recognised Association within the Illawarra region
  • Be available for selection in an association based within the IAS local government area. i.e. make yourself available for association trials and representative program
  • To be eligible for the 2020/21 scholarship athletes must be aged between 14-20 years of age in the year of the program
  • Associations must sign off on umpire applications

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


2020/21 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.


2020/21 Scholarship

Trial Details

Trial 1: Friday 23 October, 5.30pm-8pm at UOW

Trial 2: Sunday 25 October, 8.30am-2pm at UOW


2020/21 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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Kiama Netball
Shoalhaven Netball
Southern Highlands Netball