THIS SATURDAY – STATE LEAGUE IN ECHUCA!
The Southern Saints and Monash University Central play this Saturday night 18th of June first game u/19s 5 pm, DV 1 6.30 and Championship 8pm at the Fonterra stadium in Echuca
Then Sunday 19th will be a clinic 9am till 12noon run by Gillian Lee and Deb Armstrong both level 3 coaches and players from both state league teams
With the price of the clinic it will get Family of 4 in on Saturday night
Come and support local Echuca star Caitlyn Strachan who players for Southern Saints Championship team.
More information http://www.vnl.com.au/newsitem.asp?orgid=3825&id=25614
NORTH CENTRAL STATE TITLES SELECTIONS
Approximately 15 umpires took the court last Monday as part of the North Central State Titles. The umpires received personalised coaching during play which is one of the best ways to learn and improve as an umpire. There was great conversation about rules and the opportunity to watch some of our best umpires and players in action. If you would like to be part of the action this Monday night please contact Kaye Wellington on 54479500 or http://18.104.22.168/_uploads/res/22_157704.pdf Remember help comes to those that help themselves.....
AWESOME OPPORTUNITY FOR C BADGED UMPIRES
Netball Victoria has today announced details and opened applications for the Umpiring Excellence Program being run in conjunction with the 21/Under National Netball Championships. This innovative program has been designed specifically for C Grade umpires, and is a unique professional development opportunity for umpires aspiring to officiate at the elite level.
Details of the Umpiring Excellence Program are as follows;
DATES Wednesday July 14, 2011 and Thursday July 15, 2011
TIMES 10.00am - 1.45pm
VENUE Waverley Netball Centre, Cnr Waverley & Jells Roads, Glen Waverley
TO APPLY http://22.214.171.124/_uploads/res/22_157704.pdf
Please feel free to contact Ann Castles, Umpire Development Coordinator, on 03 9321 2216 if you have any questions regarding Netball Victoria's Umpiring Excellence Program.
LODDON VALLEY NETBALL UMPIRES ASSESSMENT EVENING – NEXT FRIDAY
LVNA are conducting their umpiring testing evening next Friday night, 24th June, at Flora Hill Stadium. With new guidelines in place for the testing of umpires there will be up to 18 umpire testers floating around with clipboards assessing our umpires. We wish all umpires, players and testers a successful evening. Matches start at 6.30pm, with the last game starting at 9.00pm.
BENDIGO FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE UMPIRES DEVELOPMENT EVENING
An evening will be held for umpires to umpire BFNL games on Friday 8th July at Bendigo Stadium. Matches will begin at 6.30pm and will see our senior umpires put under the spot light to ensure everyone is getting ready for finals netball. Discussion will be held during and after matches for all umpires to be involved...we may even see a video camera floating around!!!!
All the best to Janine Pittock who represents BFNL at Association Championships this weekend. Also to the players, especially BFNL Open and Golden City 13 & Under’s!!
LEVEL ONE DATES - http://setup.bendigofnl.com.au/Home.aspx
26th June -Wedderburn 3rd July – Carisbrook 5th July – Parkville (Melbourne) 30th July - Sunbury
If we did have 10 people interested in a course we could look at applying for a course in your area if these do not suit.
...REMINDER TO ALL CLUBS...
Score benches are to be at the centre of the court approximately 2m away from court.
Timekeepers are to stand at 10 seconds and run at 5 seconds at the end of a quarter.
Clubs are to have a defined bench for coach, manager, substitutes, primary care prior to match beginning.
Umpires – where would we be without them?
As you know we have no games of our great game without our umpires. So for the month of May we are promoting our umpiring ranks, encouraging everyone to pick up the whistle (with a smile-even if at training) and show appreciation to the umpires who umpire your games.
Here are a few ways for us all to grow the standard of netball here in our region....
- Say thank you (no matter how good or bad the umpire was in your perspective) – they are out there having a go so say thanks at the end of the match
- Have you sat the theory exam in the last 6 years – remember it is free and online via Netball Vic website so give it a go – any age!
- Have a question ready for the Umpire Mentor when they are present at BFNL games over this month
Congratulations to the following;
- LVNA for hosting a rules evening with the amazing Ann Castles during May
- BSNA for hosting a Level One course – Sunday May 15th
- GCNA, BFNL & EDNA for hosting tournaments – a great place to learn and practice our skills for our umpires
Quiz Time (all answers are in the rule book – check your answers)
- How long does a team get for injury time? 4 word answer please...
- Can a player roll the ball to themselves?
- Can a player lean on a ball in an offside area?
By the end of this month everyone in this area should know exactly what happens at Injury time.
If you have a question that you feel many people have then please forward to me and we can address in the month of May.
Umpire mentors will be at the following matches this month:
Round 6: Sandhurst V Castlemaine
Round 7: Maryborough V Golden Square
South Bendigo V Kyneton