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Would you like to umpire for Thunderbolts Netball Club? We have umpiring positions available for Saturday's and also some Sunday carnivals during our season. Contact the Umpiring Convenor to register your interest - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Download an Umpiring Nomination Form

If you are turning 13 this year or older and have received a score of 70% or more on the free on-line Umpiring exam at you are eligible to enter our Trainee Program.

Keen to find out more?

Contact Nic Thunderbolts Umpiring Convenor Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile: 0433 566 892


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Access the Section I Theory Examination at 

What is a Trainee?

A Trainee has completed the RNA Umpiring course (4 weeks) and the online theory exam.  The trainee is placed on games at RNA (usually 8am or 9.30am) with an experienced umpire/mentor right beside you to guide and instruct you with the finer points of becoming a competent and confident Umpire.

How many games a week will I get as a Trainee?

There will be a roster system for trainees. Trainees can only be placed on certain time slots and that only allows us a certain number of Trainees per week. The roster will be as fair as possible.

How long will I be a Trainee?

As long as it takes to ensure that you are confident and competent, this can be anywhere from a couple of months to a couple of years.....everybody is different.

When will I know if I am ready to be assessed?

Your experienced umpire/mentor will advise when you are ready for assessment and the RNA will come to a game and watch you. You will find out on the spot if you have passed. If you pass you will then be a qualified Umpire. ☺

How much money can I earn?

You can earn anywhere from $8-$16 for each game you umpire once you are qualified. The amount depends on your level of accreditation. When you are a trainee you are not paid.

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