THE Hamilton Netball Association and Netball Victoria are joining forces to hold two clinics at Pedrina Park in mid-February for both coaching and umpiring accreditations.
Both courses will be run by Netball Victoria representatives, with the Level One umpiring course to be held on Saturday, February 15, beginning at noon, while the Foundation Coaching course is on Sunday, February 16, starting at 9am.
Hamilton Netball Association umpring coordinator and training coordinator Alison Merryfull says that both courses are important for the season ahead and beyond.
“There is a shortage of badged umpires in this area, so that’s why we need these courses on a regular basis,” she said.
“We have lots of eager young people wanting to try their hand at umpiring, but without the support and training, they can’t grow.
“These clinics help our junior umpires gain more experience and expertise.
“A lot of people will say they can’t umpire … I tell them they will never know if they don’t have a go.”
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, January 30, 2014.