Our umpires are more than just whistle blowers. They’re on the court to keep the game fair and make sure everyone gets to play netball in a friendly, safe and fun way. There’s some added bonuses too – you’ll be part of a vibrant netball community and get pretty fit. And, you don’t need to be a netball expert. We’ll give you everything you need to understand the game and keep things fair. Umpiring is an integral component of netball and is essential to the progress and success of the sport. As independent arbiters, umpires are ideally positioned to apply the rules to the best of their ability, without fear or favour, and to make decisions in the interests of the game and its tenets of equal opportunity and sporting conduct. Skilled umpiring enhances the standard of the game by complementing and encouraging skilled play, for the enjoyment of participants and spectators alike.