Officiating News

January 21, 2021
Welsh Netball Launches Umpire Steering Group

Recently, Welsh Netball launched a new nationwide Umpiring Steering Group to help determine the direction of Wales’ netball umpiring pathway and strategy. We were delighted by the number of expressions of interest we received in response to launching the group. The group itself met for the first time in January 2021 and saw a number…

November 20, 2019
C Award Umpiring Qualification Goes Digital

Welsh Netball is pleased to share the news that it has started to offer a digital C Award umpiring theory test, thereby increasing access to the qualification for aspiring netball umpires across the country.  Netball Europe’s C Award is the first formal qualification on Netball Europe’s umpiring pathway and is the first qualification umpires must…

June 21, 2019
Umpiring Masterclass with Wales’ Elite Officials

Ahead of the 2019 Welsh Netball Summer Tests, Welsh Netball is pleased to present a unique match day experience for officials to undertake in-depth live analysis of international umpire performance. This unmissable workshop will be hosted by Wales’ own Superleague umpires, Alison Harrison (IUA) and Rhian Edwards. The workshop will take place at 6.30pm on…

February 12, 2019
Rhian Edwards to Umpire at Netball Europe Open Challenge

Elite Welsh umpire, Rhian Edwards is to umpire at the upcoming Netball Europe Open Challenge tournament taking place in Douglas, Isle of Man from 9 to 12 May 2019.  Edwards has already enjoyed a breakthrough 2019 as a rising star of ‘Team White’ having been appointed as a Vitality Netball Superleague umpire for the very…

January 17, 2019
Welsh Netball 2019 Umpiring Courses Get Underway

The new year has arrived and with it a new batch of Welsh Netball Umpiring courses. ‘Team White’ makes netball possible and clubs and leagues across Wales and beyond are always on the look out for people to officiate matches as netball continues to grow and grow in popularity. (Dani Coxey [furthest left] mentoring umpires…

December 20, 2017
Umpiring Pathway Fees Review

Welsh Netball has made some changes to its pricing structure across the Umpiring Pathway. The following price changes will take effect from 1 January 2018: Intro to Umpiring: The cost of the Intro to Umpiring course has increased from £25 to £40. C Award: The cost of the C Award Umpiring Course will increase from…

December 20, 2017
Bench Officials Course

Welsh Netball will be holding a Bench Officials course on Saturday 13 January at Cardiff House of Sport. The course will run from 11am until 4.30pm and costs £25 for affiliated Welsh Netball members and £55 for unaffiliated attendees.  Taking this course will open up opportunities to become involved with bench officiating for Wales international…

December 18, 2017
INF Release Updated Rules of Netball for 2018

The International Netball Federation has released updated rules of netball. These will take effect from 1 January. More information can be found on the INF website: 

November 22, 2017
Welsh Netball Umpires to Officiate at U17s Netball Europe

Welsh Netball is pleased to share the news that two of its Talent Identified Performance Umpires have been named to officiate at the upcoming Under 17s Netball Europe Open Championships. Rhian Edwards and Becky Scott have both been confirmed as umpires for the tournament taking place in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, next year in March….