One of Netball Australia’s top umpires, Tim Marshall, who regularly officiates at the Suncorp Super Netball conducted a three-day umpire workshop for 16 local umpires.
The workshop took place from October 11th to 13th at the Vodafone Arena in Suva. A total of 10 local umpires also got the opportunity to get their Netball Australia C badge after the three days of workshop.
Tim Marshall focused on various aspects of netball during the workshop, including the rules, their practical application, and further clarifications on high-performance standards. The aim of the workshop was to enhance the knowledge and skills of the local umpires who had been selected to officiate at the FijiAus Quad Series.
Marshall said that the aim of the session was to extend their current knowledge on rules application and introduce them to some high performance insights.
“The goal with this session is to expand the current knowledge and rules application of the talented local umpires and introduce them to high-performance insights.”
He further explained, “We are providing a refresher course for the umpires who will be officiating at the Quad Series and giving these local umpires exposure to high-performance standards.”
Marshall said that the workshop is part of the umpires’ development to enhance their capabilities.
“We are covering the application of rules in high-performance scenarios, with the intention of increasing their knowledge and ability to apply the rules effectively on the court.”
Umpiring plays a pivotal role in elevating the game’s standard to new heights, and the opportunity for local umpires to be coached and mentored by a world-class umpire like Tim Marshall is sure to have a positive impact on their contributions to raising the game’s standards within the local netball community.