Umpiring Session Summaries

Keynote Address – Building a Successful Team – Tracey Neville
Sunday 18 February

Hear what it takes to build a successful team from the inaugural Head Coach of the Melbourne Mavericks. Tracey will draw on her experiences with the England Roses and Adelaide Thunderbirds, covering topics such as building relationships and communication. She will offer insight on the environment and relationships she has created to develop successful teams at the elite level.


2024 World Netball Rule Updates

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Join 2023 Lorna McConchie Umpire of the Year Josh Bowring as he outlines the updates to World Netball’s 2024 Rules of Netball. The updated rules will come into effect during 2024, so whether you are a player, coach, umpire, mentor, administrator, or just a keen netball enthusiast, ensure you have a good understanding of the incoming changes and how they will be applied. 


Creating Positive Umpire Culture


This session will explore how we can create positive environments for umpires across community sport, and what support can be provided to allow developing umpires the best opportunity to learn and develop their skills in a safe atmosphere. We welcome a panel of presenters from various sporting codes – including AFL, Basketball Victoria and Football Victoria – to discuss the initiatives they have implemented within their codes, their effectiveness, and the impact they may have with respect to Child Safety. 


Testers Meeting

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During this informative meeting we will discuss all things relevant to testing and accreditations.  Learn how to become an endorsed tester – our endorsed testers are a valuable part of our netball community, facilitating our umpires through the start of the accreditation pathway and ensuring the umpiring across the state is of a high standard.  We will discuss how to compose a testing panel and correctly complete the practical assessment sheet, what is required of the testing candidate, and dive into the competencies of the C Badge and B Badge.