Netball Europe Umpire Assessments Holding Statement
- Apr 20,2020
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Following a meeting of the Netball Europe Officiating group we provide the following brief holding statement that may answer some of the questions you are receiving from your members.
COVID-19 and Implications of Qualification Timescales
Whilst the situation with COVID-19 remains uncertain we are unable to provide any firm update regarding the expiry dates of written assessments and associated deadlines with Pre and Final Practical assessments. The NE Officiating group is currently undertaking a consultation as to what any potential extension will look like and further information will be shared once a decision is made. Please note however, the NE Officiating Group are looking to provide as much support and understanding to candidates and not place unnecessary barriers in the way of their progression. So any decisions made by NE will seek to ensure that we do not disadvantage umpires. Countries are reminded that Course attendance lifecycles are not set by Netball Europe and are required to make their own arrangements.
New Rules Implementation
There will be no change to the agreed Netball Europe roll out of the new INF Rules of Netball and this will remain 1st September 2020. All written assessments thereafter will be set using the 2020 version of the International Rules.
Netball Europe A/B Written Assessment Dates and Deadlines
Please find updated sitting dates and the associated deadlines for submission of your electronic applications. Whilst application spreadsheets are required to be submitted as per the deadline it is not necessary to ensure payment on the deadline. This will be followed up by invoice individually from the Netball Europe Finance Director.
Date of Sitting
Deadline for Applications to Netball Europe*
Saturday 10th October 2020 @10.00am GMT
Friday 4th September 2020 @17.00pm GMT
Saturday 13th February 2021 @10.00am GMT
Friday 8th January 2021 @17.00pm GMT
Saturday 12th June 2021 @10.00am GMT
Friday 7th May 2021 @17.00pm GMT
As a reminder please ensure all application spreadsheets are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sending best wishes to you all at this difficult time.
Netball Europe Officiating Group