Netball umpire

2023|24 SQUAD

First NameLast NameLGA
JorjaCurryArmidale Dumaresq

2023 Program Personnel

First NameLast NamePosition
DanaDehmUmpire Coach

Program Information

The NIAS Netball program operates annually in two periods (November – April and July to September) and plays a significant role in the Netball NSW Athlete Pathway by identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of talented young netballers.The program consists of both on-court skills training, fitness and off-court athlete education and provides:

  • Regional Training Sessions – technical and tactical skill development. 
  • Access to a network of specialized coaches
  • Performance support and education such as Nutrition, Sports Psychology, RuralFit- Strength and Conditioning, Media training.
  • Opportunities such as attendance at the NSW Netball Academy weekend camp
  • Participation in higher levels of competition, such as Your Local Club Academy Games and Academy Challenge – for selected athletes.

First NameLast NamePosition
DanaDehmUmpire Coach

Eligibility & Selection

To be eligible for the NIAS Netball Umpires program, athletes must be turning 14-18 years in 2024 (ie. born 2006- 2010).

All athletes must be a registered member of a local Netball association, and reside in or attend school in the NIAS catchment area.

Athletes will be offered a place in the NIAS Netball Program based on performance at selection trials and through talent identification processes, including attitude and commitment to Netball.


  • Intensive coaching from accredited regional, guest and state level coaches.
  • Regional training sessions – technical and tactical skill development.
  • Performance Support including Sport Psychology, Nutrition, Fitness Assessments, RuralFit -Strength & Conditioning and more.
  • Complimentary invitations to the annual Academy Awards.
  • Opportunities to participate in higher level competitions and challenges.
  • Be committed to a holistic approach to their development, both on and off the field.
  • Comply with the training requirements and respond in a positive manner to any feedback.
  • Maintain an appropriate performance standard to continue to receive opportunities.
  • Behave and dress in an appropriate manner when representing NIAS and its sponsors.
    Wear NIAS apparel when representing the Academy at events.
  • Be available to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes.
  • Adhere to NIAS Athlete Code of Conduct and policies including anti-doping policy.
  • Maintain regular communication with NIAS and coaching staff as required.

$220 includes: training sessions, coaching and performance support activities, and invitations to special events such as the annual Academy Awards Night.
NIAS is an approved organisation for NSW Government Active Kids Vouchers.

  • Academy Challenges, Academy Games and any specific Sports Tours are additional to the Athlete Levy. Costs differ from sport to sport.
  • Athlete Uniform. Uniform requirements vary from sport to sport. 

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