Jimboomba Netball Association Junior Umpire Award

The JNA junior Umpire Award is an association award to promote Umpire Development Pathways by encouraging and developing talented umpires. This award is not officially recognised outside of Jimboomba Netball Association.

JNA Junior Umpire Award Competency Checklist


Netball Queensland Umpire

Umpiring provides you with so much more than just the ability to officiate f the game. It can make you feel:

    • Connected: Umpiring is a great way to make friends for life and to be an integral part of the diverse and vibrant netball community

    • Respected: Umpires provide the opportunity for everyone to play the game in a safe, fair and enjoyable environment. Umpiring also develops skills that can be used for life – communication, resilience and leadership to name but a few! 

    • Energised: Umpiring lets you experience the thrill of the game, contributes towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle and offers a pathway to participate in the sport at the highest level

Netball Australia

The Netball Australia Umpire Accreditation System is an educational pathway based on Netball Australia Umpiring Courses (Foundation and Elite), ongoing professional development and practical umpiring instruction through an experienced umpire coach system.

Assessment is based on the Rules of Netball Theory Examination, practical evaluation through an established competency based assessment system, self-reflection and, where possible, video analysis.

The culmination of this accreditation system, leads to practical assessment in a 4-tiered system of badges: C, B, A and the highest national award the AA (All Australia).

It is not essential to proceed sequentially through each badge level. The only pre-requisite badge level is an A Badge before testing for an AA Badge.

No age restrictions apply to candidates for any badge level.

Candidates may be tested up to twice in any calendar year for the same badge level.

The Rules of Netball Theory Examination tests the basic rules of the game.

It is an online examination that is accessible all year. A certificate is generated for all candidates who achieve a pass (70% or above). The most recent examination mark is the current result and Pass marks are valid for 4 years.

It is highly recommended that prior to commencing this exam you read a copy of the Rules Of Netball (2024)

Visit MyNetball and start the Rules of Netball Theory Examination.

Netball Australia require all of our on court umpires to complete a series of tasks over a four year period after they’ve successfully attained their Netball Australia C, B, A or AA badge.

We recommend that all umpires continue to upgrade their knowledge, skills and competencies after they’ve attached their badge. Staying up-to-date maintains the overall quality of umpires in netball and makes sure they are provided with ongoing education and development opportunities.

Our ongoing education and development opportunities cover areas such as:

View the World Netball educational resources here 

    • The latest information on developments in netball

    • Rules knowledge and current interpretations

    • Access to the most up-to-date techniques and skills relating to umpiring

Maintaining your accreditation

We require umpires to reach a certain number of points of updating activity to maintain their accreditation at the relevant badge level.

For the A and AA badge, umpires must successfully complete a practical assessment as well.

50% of the required updating should be completed through on court umpiring. Practical umpiring can be undertaken at any level and may occur on a regular basis (weekly, fortnightly) or in specific situations such as camps, carnivals etc.

The successful completion of the Rules of Netball Theory Exam (pass mark as required for the badge being updated) is a mandatory updating requirements for all badge levels.

National Umpire Accreditation Updating Requirments