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Netball is changing; participation is growing; more clubs are developing; and players are getting faster and stronger. High quality officiating, at all levels, is essential in helping us to be the number one sport for women and girls in England.

England Netball provides a structured National Umpire Accreditation programme for umpires, with five levels/awards from Into Officiating to international qualifications. Each level must be reached before you can move up the ladder. To find out more, view the England Netball Officiating Pathway

Here in Oxfordshire we require up to C level umpires to keep our leagues running. Therefore, in 2017, the ONDB set up the Oxfordshire Umpiring Academy and improved the process to enable more individuals to take part in both Into Officiating and C Award courses (run by England Netball), and support the progression of our umpires. 

Details of Oxfordshire run courses are sent out to all clubs, all umpires on our database and advertised here on the website.

If you are interested in becoming an umpire and would like to receive more information about the Umpiring Academy Pathway , please contact Jill Allington, Officiating Officer -

More information on officiating courses, including becoming a tutor or assessor, can be found on the England Netball website >


Oxfordshire Umpire Pathway & Academy Information

Code of Conduct for Officials

Player Suspension Form (17/18)

Application Forms

Into-Officiating Practical Assessment Application Form (June 18)

C Award Written Assessment Application Form (June 18)

C Award Pre-Practical 
Assessment Application Form (June 18)

C Award Final Practical Assessment Application Form (June 18)


C Award  Practice Test Papers

C Award Practice Paper 1

(April 17)

C Award Practice Paper 1

Answers (April 17)

C Award Practice Paper 2

(April 16)

C Award Practice Paper 2

Answers (April 16)

Other Resources

INF Match Protocols 
(June 16)

Umpiring Log Book 2018

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