What's new with Raiders Umpiring

Keep Up to Date with the latest Raiders Umpiring News!

If you would like to umpire for Raiders Netball Club, or have any questions regarding umpiring, please contact our Umpire Development Coordinator and they can assist you with information about umpiring and courses that you can do to become suitably qualified. 

Raiders Netball Club are always on the look out for people who would like to umpire. If you are new to umpiring or don't have a lot of experience, there are all sorts of ways to build experience. It's also a great way to earn a bit of pocket money! WDNA run a series of umpiring clinics, courses and programs throughout the season (link below).

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For a list of resources offered by WDNA, Netball Queensland and Netball Australia, visit the WDNA Umpiring page.

Are you looking for the rules of this awesome game? Click here!

Are you looking how to become an umpire? Have a look at the WDNA Umpire Pathway!

Season Information

  • IMG 4714All teams are required to provide qualified umpires for their own games during the season. Raiders Netball Club provide an umpire for every Raiders game, with the exception of A Grade and A Reserve, which WDNA provides umpires from their High Performance Squad. 
  • There is a weekly Umpiring Roster that is determined by umpire availability. Our Umpire Coordinator manages this roster, and contacts all Raiders umpires in the lead up to Saturday games. This roster can be found each Saturday in a clipboard hung up at the Raiders Tent. 
  • Umpires are to wear a white t-shirt over their netball dress, or a white shirt and white skirt, and have their own whistle for umpiring. It is also highly recommended that a hat and sunglasses be worn.
  • Umpires must sign in 20 minutes prior to their round at the table (far left) in front of WDNA Administration.
  • Umpires must review the WDNA Umpire Policy & Guidelines to understand the requirements for umpiring at WDNA. 

Education & Accreditation

Level 1 Theory Exam
You can take the online Level 1 Rules of Netball Theory Exam at any time via the Netball Australia website. The Rules of Netball Theory Exam tests the basic rules of the game. It is an online exam that is accessible all year. A certificate is generated for all candidates who achieve a pass (70% or above). Once you have successfully completed the exam, it is important that you let the club know, so that we can update our records accordingly. 

For more information on umpiring accreditation, courses, and online examinations visit the Netball Queensland Umpiring Accreditation page.

Snapshot of Key Rule Changes

  • IMG 4043Umpires no longer blow their whistle when goals are scored and if it is clear that the ball is out of court.
  • The use of the world 'penalties' has been changed to 'sanctions'. Sanctions will include free pass or penalty pass. Throw-ins and Toss-ups are considered actions as opposed to sanctions.
  • When taking a centre pass, the Centre is required to now only have one foot wholly within the centre circle.
  • Once a player taking a penalty pass is in the correct position, the player may choose to either play the ball immediately or to wait for the infringer to stand out of play. However, it is important to note that the changes to the rule regarding the taking of the penalty pass do not remove the requirement for a player who is sanctioned for a major infringement to stand out of play. 
  • All injury/illness stoppages, which include blood, will be 30 second, and the player must come off the court.
  • Goal tending will no longer be allowed. Players will not be able to deflect a shot once the ball is on a downward flight towards the ring, including touching the ball up through the net.