Gosford Netball Association (GNA) is committed to the development of umpires of all abilities.  Clubs are responsible for providing umpires for each team that is participating in the competition and games are then allocated by the Association.

GNA has a range of programs available to members just starting with a whistle, through to those that wish to pursue a career in umpiring onto Netball NSW.  A successful program since 2012 is the Representative Umpires Program, which provides access to expert coaching and quality games to develop their skills and progress through the GNA awards system onto the Netball Australia Pathways.

Umpiring might sometimes be challenging but is most often rewarding as a good umpire allows players to showcase their skills that they have worked hard to develop.

Support is always provided to new umpires.  If you are interested in umpiring and any of the programs that GNA has available please contact your club convenor or if you are not with a club please send an email to

If you are an umpire at GNA please join the GNA Umpires Facebook group so you can stay in touch with what’s new and opportunities to develop your skills.

Kath Styant – Umpires Co-ordinator


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Big Day for Umpire Achievements

Gosford are proud to introduce our newest National C badge umpires – Jade Boland, KIN and Olivia Farmer, GPCC.  Both young ladies have been supporting their club for many years and quietly work at developing their umpiring skills.  They now have access to the opportunities available to all national badged umpires at NSW events. They […]

Umpire awards, they keep on coming….

Week 7 has seen another 4 umpires be awarded the next level in their umpiring journey.  Confidence is key and continuing to learn the rules (from the Rule Book) helps build that.  Congratulations to the following umpires on their achievement: Jade Simmons, KIN – White award Elyse Lenehan, KAR – Gosford award Emily Buchan, OUR […]

Umpire Awards Galore!!!!

Week 4, 6 May 2017 was a big week for umpire achievements.  The following umpires have worked hard in developing their skills and are well deserved with their awards.  A big thank you to all the National badges that have worked with these umpires coaching and assessing them over the many months and then badging […]

New National C Badge Umpire

Congratulations to Gosford’s newest National C Badge Umpire – Whitney Browne.  Whitney has worked hard since coming to GNA a few years ago from Blacktown Association and that hard work paid off on Saturday with the awarding of a National C Umpire Badge.  Whitney is a member of Kariong Netball Club and has represented Gosford […]

Learn to Umpire for 2017

The Beginner Umpire Program is available to all members that want to learn the basic skills to start umpiring.  The Program is a minimum 4 hour duration and Umpires must have completed this course before they are able to be allocated to a Saturday game at GNA. The components of the course include: Practical activities […]

Tactical Time Outs…

Netball NSW would like to remind members that the ‘Tactical Timeout’ that is being used in the Suncorp Super Netball Competition is for use in that competition ONLY.  It is not a new rule and obviously will not be included in the GNA Competition.  If clubs could please remind their coaches, players and parents to […]

Gosford Umpires appointed to Netball NSW Metro League

Congratulations to Jordan Kiss (NV), Karlee Farthing (OUR) and Rachael Shallow (AP) on their appointment as umpires to the Netball NSW Metro League Divisions 1 and 2 for 2017.  These girls have been working hard and it is great to see their efforts pay off with these appointments.

Gosford Umpires appointed to Australian Men’s and Mixed 2017 Championships

Congratulations to Jordan Kiss and Rachael Shallow on their appointment as umpires to the 2017 Australian Men’s and Mixed Netball Association Championships which are being held on the Gold Coast.  Both ladies will spend the the week of 16 Apr doing Gosford proud.  Good luck and enjoy the week. Read their announcement here.  Thanks for […]

Central Coast NetEd Session for Umpires

Registrations for the Central Coast NetEd session for Umpires are now open.  Presented by Bronwen Adams, an AA Umpire and one of nine Australian umpires in the pool for the ANZ Championships, this course is open to anyone registered with Gosford Netball Association. You do not need to be a badged umpire to attend this session. Date: Sunday 21st August, 2016 Time: […]



Congratulations firstly to our 14 years rep team 1st place winners in the Division 2 State Age Championships held at Bankstown over the last 3 days. Excellent effort to our 14s players and Coaches, Jess Morgan and Stuart Farrant and Manager Jenni Whyte wonderful achievement. Congratulations to our babies 12 years first year in with […]