Bowls Australia

Applications open for New Umpires Course in April

by Aaron Delaporte

Training & Assessment for New Officials

April 2021 (Markers, Measurers & Umpires)

Applications are invited for NEW OFFICIALS to attend a Training & Assessment course.

Attendance is required at each relevant session with each session expected to take approximately 4 hours.  (Some additional time may be taken up with discussions around Health and Safety, ongoing learning as a new Umpire and to complete end of course interviews/assessment feedback.)

Session 1 – Marker:  This first session will consist of on-green and classroom training.

Session 2 – Measurer: This session consists mostly of how to use measuring instruments on-green and the Applicants demonstrating their competency with those instruments.  It also includes some classroom learning of the Laws pertaining to measuring.

Session 3 – National Umpire: Sessions 1 & 2 are prerequisites for those applicants progressing to National Umpire.  This session consists of classroom learning of the Laws of The Sport of Bowls, as they apply in WA.

Assessment will be continuous throughout the course, including tests, demonstration of your on -green skills and your participation in the classroom training.

There are two venues to choose from:

                        Date               Venue                  Timing
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th April        Sorrento Session 1: Sat 9.00 am to 12noon Session 2: Sat 12.30pm to 4.00pm Session 3: Sun. 9.30 am to 2.00 pm
Monday 12th, Monday 19th & Tuesday 27th April        Cockburn Each session starts at 5.30 pm

Applications must be received at Bowls WA- with fees, one week prior to the earliest session you have nominated

New Officials Accreditation Application

Code of Ethics & Behaviour Form

All Correspondence to:

Bowls WA
P.O. Box 123, Osborne Park, WA 6917
Ph (08) 9340 0800

All applicants will be sent the latest “Officiating Manual for Markers, Measurers & Umpires” It is advisable that, prior to attending, applicants should peruse the relevant chapters in the Manual which they must bring to all sessions.  All applicants will be required to provide their own “Laws of The Sport of Bowls, Crystal Mark Edition, v 3.1 April 2019. A limited number of Law books will be available at the sessions @ $9.00 each (cash only).