At Miranda Magpies our umpires are a vital part of our club. We believe in providing a supportive environment for them to reach their full potential. In turn, our umpires are committed to always giving their best so that our players get the most from their games.
Official Rules of Netball
The Rule Book incorporates the playing Rules of the International Federation of Netball Associations. This resource can be purchased from the Netball Australia Shop. Alternatively, you can download the 2016 Official Netball Rules.
Umpires Code of Conduct
In addition to our club's code of conduct, there are also a set of rules that strictly apply to umpires.
Miranda Magpies offers coaching to all of its umpires. Please let the umpires convenor know if you have a goal that you would like to achieve or would like coaching.
SSNA provides opportunities for up and coming umpires to umpire at representative carnivals and training games. The Magpies Umpire Committee will advise umpires of these opportunities as they arise.
For our nationally badged umpires Netball NSW offers many opportunities:
Badge Camps – Netball NSW runs umpiring ‘camps’ for each level of national badge. These courses usually run over a weekend and includes presentations on a variety of umpire related topics, as well as the opportunity to umpire high level games.
State Age and State Championships – held over three days these competitions are an opportunity to umpire top level players and receive coaching from the Netball NSW Umpires Committee.
Night Interdistrict – this competition runs after the winter season. It is an opportunity for up and coming umpires to gain exposure to higher grades and receive coaching from the Netball NSW Umpires Committee.
The Miranda Magpies Umpire Committee will advise umpires of these opportunities as they arise.
Contact information for Umpires
For teams – feedback and requests
Communication between teams and the umpire committee is always welcome and encouraged.
If you have experienced a problem with an umpire please do not approach them directly. Please send an email to the umpires convenor.
If you require immediate assistance, please ask for a member of the SSNA umpires committee from the control tower.
We will try to accommodate special requests regarding umpires where possible. Please let the umpires convenor know at least a week in advance if your team requires a strong umpire for a particular game (for example if you are playing an opponent who has caused problems in the past, or you are playing a game that you must win to reach semi-finals etc).
Miranda Magpies Umpires Facebook Group
All Miranda Magpie umpires are invited to join our Facebook Group. This group is a place for umpires to ask questions, discuss rules, and find out information from the umpires committee about upcoming opportunities.