REGISTRATION TIMES

Friday: 9.00 A.M

Saturday: 9.00 A.M

Sunday: 9:00 A.M

*Umpires are required to meet at the umpires tent at 9.30 each morning for a brief meeting.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where are the matches played?

Beach Competition:
The Surf Club, Mooloolaba Beach

How long are the games?

Beach: 2×5 min halves

How will the umpires be allocated?

Umpires will be allocated by the Umpire Convenor based on badge level, experience and ability.

What will I get paid?

Beach Umpires: $100 per day.

Where do I sign in on the day?

Umpires will need to sign in at the Umpires Registration Desk.

Who is your daily point of contact?

The Umpire Covenor

Do I have to register and when?

Yes. Umpires must register every day that you are rostered on to umpire. Registration times as follows for BEACH:

Friday 9 a.m

Saturday 9 a.m

Sunday 9 a.m

Where do I register?

Umpires will need to sign-in at the Umpire Registration Desk.

Umpires Meeting:

Beach:

Friday 9.30 a.m

Saturday 9.30 a.m

Sunday 9.30 a.m

Netfest Umpire Gift Pack

Each umpire will receive an awesome Netfest Umpire Gift Pack (1 per umpire)  on their first day of registration.

How will umpires know what days they are umpiring?

Confirmation of the days umpires have been rosetered on will be posted on the Netfest Beach Umpires Facebook Group and sent via email.

How many games will umpires be allocated?

Approximately 10 games per day.

How many breaks will I get for my shift?

Beach umpires will have allocated breaks throughout the day.

When will I know my umpire times?

Beach umpires will be allocated a court and time on a rotational basis and the draw will be available each day.

How I know my court allocation?

Beach umpires will need to check the daily allocation draw.

Will I be with the same co-umpires each day?

Only one umpire per beach games.

Junior Umpires

Junior Umpires at beach will have a Senior Umpire at their court to coach/help if required.

Umpires Team Photos

After the umpires meet each morning, umpires will have a team photo, prizes to be won for the best team themed photo. You can start thinking about great team themed photos now.

Umpire Coaches/Court Supervisors

Umpire coaches and court supervisors will be roaming around all beach courts.

When do I need to be at the court ready to umpire?

Beach umpires must be at the court 5 minutes before the start of each game.

Do umpires need to stay at location all day?

Beach umpires will be required to stay at the beach courts for the duration of the day. There will be plenty of activities to enjoy throughout the day!

What if the umpire is late or doesn’t show up?

The Reserve Beach Umpire will be required to umpire.

What happens if an umpire on the team gets injured during the competition?

Beach Umpires must let the Netfest Umpire Covenor know immediately if a replacement is needed for a sick or injured umpire.

Umpire abuse or issues on court.

This is an over 18’s adult competition. History has shown that some teams are physical and vocal. Please don’t ‘buy in’ to the drama on court. Remain professional at all times. The 2016 game management wanting system is there to protect you, use this at your discretion. Any serious issues are to be bought to the attention of a Court Supervisor and/or the Netfest Umpires Convenor at half time. Senior umpires are asked to step in if a junior umpires is experiencing any issues on court. Don’t wait until the game is finished, Court Supervisors are there to support you if you need the assistance.

Can I umpire more games than what I have been allocated?

No. Each umpire will be given approximately the same number of games for fairness and to ensure no umpire is burnt out.

Reserve Umpires

Reserve umpires are critical support for the other umpires and the teams participating in this tournament. Umpires that are allocated to be Reserve for that round must remain in the Umpires Reserve Tent in front of the club house for the entire game.

When would a reserve umpire be paid?

This is included within the $100 per day.

When do umpires get paid?

Umpires will be paid by Netfest at the conclusion of each day or at Netfest discretion.

Score Sheet

Each umpire must print their name on the score sheet at the conclusion of the game. The score sheet will be matched with the umpire allocations for your court in the office, before payment is given to you at the end of the shift. If we cant read your name you wont be paid for the game you umpire.

Finals Umpire Selection

Umpire selection for FINALS on Sunday will be at the discretion of the Netfest Umpires Convenor and Netfest Competition Organiser.

As a player/umpire will I umpire my own team or division?

You won’t umpire your own team however, there is the potential that you might umpire the same division. Please remember you are representing Netfest (Netball Australia) in an umpiring role – your professional conduct is expected at all times.

Umpire Uniform

Beach umpire uniform is black shorts and a white top.

Are spectators allowed between courts?

Not for beach courts.

Are there any stoppages for injury or illness?

Injury time will not be added to the game. As this is a tournament, play needs to restart as soon as possible. If there is a serious injury and the game is stopped, a Court Supervisor needs to be notified.

Umpire Awards

Great prizes to be won for outstanding umpiring during the competition.

What do I need to bring?

  • whistle
  • umpire uniform
  • chair (for the tent)
  • strapping (if required)
  • hat & sunscreen
  • lunch (food/beverage stalls will be available for purchases
  • positive attitude and ready to have fun

Where can I leave my belongings?

Umpires and players are responsible for their own belongings. Netfest Management are not responsible for lost or stolen property. If you have something valuable you need to leave in the club room, please see the Netfest Umpires Convenor on the day.

What if I have any other questions?

Further umpire enquiries should be directed to the Netfest Beach Convenor.

Umpire registrations are now open for Netfest 2018.

Click here to register to umpire. 

REGISTRATION TIMES

Evening Shift:
Thursday 4th Oct – 4.30pm

Day Shift
Friday 5th Oct – 7.00am

Evening Shift:
Friday 5th Oct – 3.30pm

Day Shift
Saturday 6th Oct – 7.00am 

Morning Shift
Sunday 7th Oct – 8.00am

*Umpires are required to meet at the umpires tent prior to shift commencing for a brief meeting. 

Flyers

Outdoor Competition- Downloadable Information

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is your daily point of contact?

The Umpire Convenor

Do I have to register and when?

Yes all umpires must register every day that you are rostered on to umpire.

Registration times as follows:

Thursday – 4.30 pm

Friday – 7.15am

Day shift Friday – 3.30pm

Evening shift Saturday – 7.15am

Sunday – 8.00am

Where do I register?

Umpires will need to sign-in at the Umpire Registration Desk.

What time do I need to be at the courts?

AS PER THE ABOVE TIMES

Umpires Meeting – very important!

Umpire Meetings will be held in the umpire’s tent before each shift commences. All umpires must attend either the morning or afternoon meeting pending your shift.

Umpire meeting times as follows:

Thursday – 4.40pm – Fast5 only

Friday – 7.30am Day shift

Friday – 3.45pm Evening shift

Saturday – 7.30am

Sunday – 8.30am

What are the start and finish time of the games?

Thursday: first round 5.30pm last round 9.00pm – Fast5

Friday: first round 8.00am, last round 7.00pm

Saturday: first round 8.00am, last round 7.00pm

Sunday: finals start 8.00am, last round 11.30am

How long are the games?

2 x 10 minutes halves (no break, straight swap) with a 2 minute changeover between each game.

How will umpires know what days they are umpiring?

Confirmation of the DAYS/EVENINGS (not times) you have been rostered on to umpire will be posted on the NetFest Outdoor Umpires Facebook Group and sent via email.

How will umpires be allocated?

Umpires will be grouped into a team of four (4) or six (6) and allocated to one court for the shift. A team captain will be nominated for each court.

When will I know my umpiring times?

Each day you register, you will be allocated to a court and provided with a time schedule of the games on your court. The team of umpires on the court are responsible for determining who is umpiring each match. A copy of this umpires draw for each court will also be posted on the information board in the umpire’s tent so you can take a photo on your phone.

How will I know my court allocation?

Your NetFest Umpire Convenor will advise your court allocation and team captain for the day at the umpires meeting each morning/afternoon. You will be allocated the same court for the duration of your shift.

Who will be my co-umpires?

Your NetFest Umpires Convenor will advise your co- umpires at the umpire meeting each morning.

Will I be with the same co-umpires each day?

Not necessarily. Umpires will be placed in groups based on their skill level and the standard of the games on that court.

Junior Umpires

Each junior umpire will umpire with a senior badged umpire within their group of four (4) or six (6). Two junior umpires cannot be on the same court at the same time. Junior umpires should be badged or have sufficient experience in umpiring senior netball.

Court Supervisors

There will be 3-4 Court Supervisors each day at NetFest.

How many breaks will I get during my shift?

Each umpire within the group will umpire approx. 2 games on, then 2 games off, so you get adequate rest.

How many games will PLAYER/UMPIRES be required to umpire?

Times you will be umpiring will depend on when your team is not playing.

When do I need to be at the court ready to umpire?

Both umpires must be at the court 5 minutes before the start of each game.

How will I know what round I will be umpiring?

Each day you register, you will be allocated to a court and provided with a time schedule of the games on your court. The team of umpires on the court are responsible for determining who is umpiring each match. A copy of this umpires draw for each court will also be posted on the information board in the umpire’s tent so you can take a photo on your phone

Do all umpires within the team have to stay at the court for the duration of the day?

No. Each umpire within the team will know what times/rounds they are umpiring. It is the responsibility of each umpire to make sure they are at the court before the conclusion of the previous round (5 minutes before). This way you can still enjoy the NetFest activities on offer during the day.

What an umpire is late or doesn’t show up?

The games will not stop! 2 umpires within your group must be on the court and ready to umpire at the start of every round regardless. If you are unwell or injured you MUST let your TEAM CAPTAIN know immediately as someone in your team will have to step in and replace you, until a reserve umpire gets to the court.

What happens if an umpire on the team gets injured during the competition?

The Team Captain or another team member MUST let the NetFest Umpire Convenor or Court Supervisor know immediately if a replacement is needed for a sick or injured umpire within your team. A reserve umpire will be allocated to your team replacing this umpire.

Umpire abuse or issues on court.

This is an over 18’s adult competition. History has shown some teams are physical and vocal. Please don’t ‘get involved’ in the drama on court. Remain professional at all times. If there is an issue on your court, please elevate to a Court Supervisor and/or the NetFest Umpires Convenor. Senior umpires are asked to step in if a junior umpire is experiencing any issues on court. Don’t wait till the game is finished, Court Supervisors are there to support you if you need assistance.

Remuneration

Umpires will be paid $12 per game (2×10 min halves). BE AWARE… umpires will only be paid for the games they have umpired. If an umpire does not umpire the games allocated to them, they will not be paid.

Can I umpire more games than what I have been allocated?

No. Each umpire will be given approximately the same number of games for fairness and to ensure no umpire is fatigued. Remember, you will only be paid for the games you have been allocated to umpire. The only exception to this rule is if prior approval has been made with the NetFest Umpires Convenor for extra games.

Reserve Umpires

Reserve umpires are critical support for other umpires and teams participating in this tournament. Umpires that are allocated to be reserve for that round must remain in the Umpires Reserve Tent in front of the club house for that entire game.

When would a Reserve Umpire be paid?

The reserve umpire will only be paid for games umpired. If an injured umpire is unable to continue for the day, a Reserve Umpire will take over all games allocated to that injured umpire and be paid accordingly.

When do umpires get paid?

Umpires will be paid by NetFest at the conclusion of each day/evening shift or at NetFest discretion.

Score Sheet

Each umpire must PRINT their NAME on the SCORE SHEET at the conclusion of the game. The score sheet will be matched with the umpire allocations for your court in the office, before payment is given to you at the end of the shift. If we are unable to read your name you won’t be paid for the games you umpire.

Finals

Umpire selection for FINALS on Sunday will be at the discretion of the NetFest Umpires Convenor and NetFest Tournament Manager.

As a player/umpire, will I umpire my own team or division?

You won’t umpire your own team or division, as all divisions play at the same time. Please remember you are representing NetFest (Netball Australia) in an umpiring role – professional conduct is expected at all times.

Umpire uniform

Non-playing umpires must wear clothes preferably white in colour. For Fast5 only, casual bright clothes is okay! Playing-umpires MUST wear a white shirt over their team uniform. It is vital that players on the court recognise you as an umpire and not a player.

Are spectators allowed between the courts?

Yes. However, no chairs, umbrellas, team bags or any other items are permitted between the courts. Court Supervisors and Officials will be on court to assist with crowd control.

Are there any stoppages for injury or illness?

Injury time will not be added to the game. As this is a tournament, play needs to restart as soon as possible. No extra time will be given for a stoppages. If there is a serious injury and the game is stopped, a Court Supervisor needs to be notified immediately.

Umpires Tent & Amenities

The umpire’s tent will be set-up courtside for your convenience. Umpires will also have access to their own toilets and change room. Bottled water and fruit will be provided complimentary to umpires and officials during the competition.

What do I need to bring?

  • Whistle
  • Umpire uniform Chair (for the umpire’s tent)
  • Strapping (if required) Hat & sunscreen
  • Lunch (food/beverage stalls will be available for purchases)
  • ATM will also be on site for your convenience
  • Positive attitude and ready to have fun!

Can I purchase a white shirt or whistle?

NetFest will have a merchandise tent with clothing available to purchase including a white NetFest branded shirt. Whistles maybe available for sale in the club room.

Where can I leave my belongings?

Umpires and players are responsible for their own belongings. NetFest Management are not responsible for lost or stolen property. If you have something valuable you need to leave in the club room, please see the NetFest Umpires Convenor on the day.

What if I have any other questions?

Further umpire enquiries should be directed to the NetFest Umpires Convenor.