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1 [DocID] Hewitt Associates UMPIRING NEWSLETTER HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! I know it may seem like New Year was a long time ago but this is our first Newsletter.

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1 1 [DocID] Hewitt Associates UMPIRING NEWSLETTER HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! I know it may seem like New Year was a long time ago but this is our first Newsletter of We’ve listed in this months Newsletter the upcoming courses in February one is at fairly short notice so please act promptly to ensure that you have a place. We’ve provided some details of upcoming events in the All England netball Calendar and links to some interesting sites or Forums that may be of use to you. We have begun to compile the Umpiring database and will begin to cross reference this against the score cards and signatures so please be aware that all umpires must be qualified to umpire the league you are asking them to do or have taken the league award assessment. We have had concerns from members regarding the standard of umpiring not only at the Premier Division level but also in the other Divisions. A mentor has been provided to guide and advise the Premier umpires and will be umpiring a Premier game herself to help further in guiding these umpires. If there is seen to be no improvement in the standard of umpiring after the mentoring sessions have been completed the committee will have to review the level and qualifications of the umpires and enforce more training. The other divisions are being checked not only through the database to ensure they have the correct standard of umpire but also with attendance at matches to review the general standard. Any team found to not have the correct umpire for their division will be penalised 4 points the same as an umpire not attending. The same for umpires that are not registered with the Umpiring sub committee or who have not attended a refresher course as required last year.

2 2 [DocID] Hewitt Associates FORUMS We’ve heard recently many discussions surrounding the implementation of new rules and how they are applied to the game especially in the context of the Aylesbury League. We’ve listed below a link to the All England Netball site and a forum that they have set up to allow players, umpires, coaches and anyone who is involved in Netball to discuss new rules or any topic that is of interest.

3 3 [DocID] Hewitt Associates COACHING AND COURSES 2 nd Feb – All England Approved C Award Course £30 per person 23 rd February – All England Approved Beginners Award Course £26 per person Both courses will be held at Buckingham School, London Road, Buckingham MK18 1AT and the tutor will be Jenny Poore. The courses are both being co-ordinated by Toni Thorne (North Bucks County Umpiring Secretary). Please advise us by ing the mailbox at if you are interested in attending either of these courses so that we can advise you of more details and how to book your The league committee are happy for those who attend the beginners course to umpire Divisions 2, 3 and 4 and you will not have to be assessed. You need to attend a C Award course before you can be assessed and tested for the C Award.

4 4 [DocID] Hewitt Associates UMPIRING DATABASE Will the following clubs please provide their umpire details Broadband BabesMK DynamosSouthcottTring We have attached the league umpiring database and would like you to add, confirm or correct your club umpire details and requirements and them to We need the following information: Club nameUmpire name addressTelephone no. QualificationLast course attendedNext course required and if you want to be assessed (other than Premier league assessment) or tested Please follow the format provided and if you have any questions, let us know

5 5 [DocID] Hewitt Associates EVENTS The Co-operative Netball Superleague Final Netball Superleague Final Venue: K2 Crawley, West Sussex Date: Saturday April 5th 2008 Tickets: Adults £10 Children (U16) £6 Tickets also available from Hawth Box Office: Tickets also available on-line at Play-Offs Information Netball Superleague Play Off 1 Weekend - 15th March Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield Tickets £5.00 from Competitions and Events Office - tel: Match 1 - 1pm Match pm Netball Superleague Play Off 2 Weekend - 29th March English Institute of Sport, Sheffield Tickets £5.00 from Competitions and Events Office - tel: Match - 3pm SPECIAL OFFER - Each weekend tickets are £5.00 but if you buy a ticket for both weekends it is only £7.50.


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