What is a Bench Official?
Bench Officials have an important role to play – they are responsible for ensuring the correct score is recorded, the correct time is played and other match details are recorded accurately.
Netball SA requires Bench Officials for our Premier League competition, Australian Netball League and Suncorp Super Netball. These competitions cannot proceed without Bench Officials.
How to become a Bench Official?
- Attend a Netball SA Bench Official Workshop.
- Contact Netball SA’s Officiating Department on 8238 0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to observe on a Bench.
- Become a registered member of Netball SA’s Coaches and Umpires Association.
- Complete the Bench Official Online Education Course.
- Complete the Rules of Netball Theory Exam.
Bench Officials Online Education Course
The Bench Officials Education Course has been designed to assist you in learning the skills and knowledge required to fulfil all Bench Official roles.
The Bench Officials Education course is a pre-requisite for obtaining the State Bench Official Accreditation and subsequently the National Bench Officials Accreditation.
The course looks at:
- Being a Bench Official
- Scorer 1
- Scorer 2
- Extra Time Procedures
- Where to now?
Use the following Enrolment Instructions to help you access the Course: MyNetball Learning Enrolment Instructions.
Bench Officials Manual
The Netball Australia Bench Officials Manual is the official resource for Bench Officials and it is based on the International Netball Federation Bench Officials Manual (2017). It outlines the behavioural requirements and standards of the Bench Official role. Member Organisations are required to utilise these procedures and protocols when hosting National Netball Championships, Australian Netball League and Suncorp Super Netball.
The Netball Australia Bench Officials Accreditation Framework has been designed to assist the development of new Bench Officials through a series of two accreditation levels that relate to the techniques required at the different levels of competition.
State Accreditation can officiate State-based competitions.
National Accreditation can officiate National competitions.
Updating your Accreditation
Please click here for more information on Updating your Accreditation.
Template A – INF-Score-Sheet-January-2018
Template B – INF-Running-Score-Sheet-January-2018
Template C – INF-Shooting-Statistics-Form-January-2018
Template D – INF-Stoppage-Form-January-2018
Template E – INF-Team-List-Sheet-January-2018
For Further Information
For further information please contact Netball SA’s Officiating Department on 8238 0500 or email email@example.com.