Nominations are closed for 2023/24 Program
Squad announced soon
Umpires will receive expert coaching and participate in both practical and educational development sessions throughout the program under the guidance of the CCAS umpire coaching staff. This program is recognised as part of the program pathway for umpires under the Netball NSW pathway and the established Central Coast umpires pathway.
Umpires who are successful in gaining access to the program will undertake a similar schedule of training to the athlete pathway and will work closely with the athlete pathways program to form a highly integrated umpiring program. The 2023/24 Umpire program will commence in November 2023.
Interested umpires are encouraged to complete the online application form. Each applicant is reviewed by a selected panel of CCAS coaches and administrators.
The Central Coast Academy of Sport will hold selection trials Sunday 3rd December 8:30am – Central Coast Adventist School
If you can’t attend this date please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a special considerations form to complete
If successful, the athlete levy will be sent out after the first training session
The Central Coast Academy program operates under Netball Australia and Netball NSW guidelines to up-skill umpires and prepare them for competitions and their next badge upgrade.
To be eligible to apply for a 2023/24 Academy Netball Umpire scholarship, athletes must be:
• Male or female born between 2004 and 2006 (14 to 18 years old)
• Has attained or is working towards a National Umpire Award (Badge C preferred, but not essential)
• A current financial member of a local Netball Association located within the Central Coast region
• Currently residing within the Local Government Area (LGA) of the Central Coast Council.
A levy is applicable to successful umpires and covers the full cost of participation in the program, the CCAS merchandise kit (Uniform) and tickets for athlete and their family to attend the CCAS Awards Evening
If the athlete is selected to umpire at The Academy Games or Academy Challenge there will be an additional cost along with any camps
The following benefits will apply to athletes selected within the CCAS Netball Umpire Program:
• Skills training & mentoring to further develop abilities
• Opportunities to represent the CCAS as Umpires in the ‘Your Local Club’ Academy Games, RASi Academy Challenge and various other events
• Education sessions to ensure umpires also learn to prepare themselves off the court;
• A CCAS merchandise kit valued at over $200.00