Nottinghamshire County Netball Mentoring Programme
Information update – September 2019
The current programme was introduced in 2014 to help and support any official working towards a Netball Europe umpire qualification.
Working towards C award
Reminder: Having attended a C award umpire course which has been arranged by Nottinghamshire all learners from within the county will be advised who their mentor is. They MUST officiate their first 2 league fixtures (lowest division only) with their mentor who will then
- either sign off the umpire as competent to officiate independently
- or recommend further mentoring session/s to work on developing the required umpiring skills and / or knowledge.
Having been signed off, umpires should continue to work with their mentor to ensure the best chance of gaining the C award within 2 years of the course.
Anyone attending a Notts course whose membership of EN is through another county will be referred to their own County Umpiring Secretary for on-going support.
Working towards B award
Having attended a B award course, all county umpires are offered a choice of mentor from Nottinghamshire. They may also receive mentoring by regional personnel at regional league division 2 games once they have passed the written A/B paper.
Mentors in Nottinghamshire
We currently have 8 mentors in the county :
Sue Hunter (formerly Collin), Anne Henderson, Stef Pritchard, Carolyn Robinson, Patricia Codner, Jane Morrell, Pam Weatherby and Vicki Ashman.
Any experienced C award (or above) umpire who is interested in becoming a mentor should contact the County Umpiring Secretary. No previous experience is required but C* status is required. You will be offered training and support to suit your needs.