Applications open for Officials to Reaccredit in October 2022

by Aaron Delaporte

Applications are invited for REACCREDITING OFFICIALS to attend an assessment session.

Applicants will be required to answer 5 (Marker), 5 (Measurer) or 15 (National Umpire) questions as well as undergo a number of on-green practical marking and/or measuring assessments. The total time to complete the course is expected to be 3 to 4 hours.

Clubs should review their numbers of accredited Officials to ensure the upcoming Pennant Season runs smoothly.  As a guide, clubs who participate in the Pennant Competition should have an absolute minimum of two Umpires, and the number of Umpires and/or Measurers should be at least 8% (one in 12) of the number of registered pennant players.

We encourage existing Officials to re-accredit as their experience is needed; however, Umpires and Measurers re-accrediting, will need to show that they can reliably carry out the physical activities of measuring, e.g. bending down to work at ground level and with a steady hand.

There are two venues to choose from:

DatesVenueTime
Saturday 8th October 2022Sorrento9.00am
Saturday 8th October 2022Willetton12.30pm

National Umpire, Measurer or Marker Re-accreditation Form

Applications and fees must be received at Bowls WA by 28th September 2022.

Applications to Bowls WA by:

Email: umpires@bowlswa.com.au (Please phone if your email isn’t acknowledged within two days of sending: 9340 0800)
In Person: First Floor, 158 Main Street, Osborne Park between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday
Post: PO Box 123, Osborne Park, WA 6917 (If posting, please allow at least 10 business days to arrive by closing date.)

Please note:
All applicants are required to bring the Officiating Manual for Markers, Measurers & Umpires, which they received when they originally accredited. It is advisable that, prior to attending, applicants peruse the relevant chapters in the Manual.

All applicants are required to bring their own Laws of The Sport of Bowls, Crystal Mark Edition, v 3.1 April 2019 or v3.2 May 2021. A limited number of Law books will be available at the session @ $9.00 each (cash only) or can be pre-purchased from Bowls WA.

Dress will be mufti (casual/sportswear) with approved bowls footwear.