With so much netball happening in the London and South East Region there is always a demand for umpires. Below are some of the opportunities that have been received by the Regional Office. If you are looking for something closer to home it is always worth approaching your local clubs as it is very rare that clubs have too many umpires! If you need help contacting local clubs your Netball Development Officer can help put you in contact.
Dear London and South East region umpires
A. The main LYG netball tournament takes place on Saturday 7 July at the historic Crystal Palace Sports Centre. Matches start at 9.30 ending about 4pm, car parking is free and we usually have all day sunshine!
There are 4 courts to oversee by 16 umpires and during your breaks you can experience the other sports and activities taking place on the site. There are entertainments going on the whole day, a few sporting celebrities drop by and a great atmosphere
B. For the third year the LYG is running an under 19s tournament on Sunday 8 July also as a demonstration event. This will start at 10am and finish usually by 2.30pm. Again it is a great day and some young girls and women who have not had much exposure to the game are encouraged to play. We also have regional and the odd Superleague player turn up too – so sharp umpiring is a must.
Please could you let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend either or both of these events. Payment is £40 each day.
If you have umpiring friends who would also be interested please spread the word.
We shall need your name, EN affiliation number(for insurance purposes) and umpiring level before the event. Must be a C award or above.
Thank you and looking forward to meeting you on 7/8 July
Lindsay Sartori and Sonia Robinson – tournament organisers and referees.