Bowls Australia

New Officials courses for season 2022/23

by Aaron Delaporte

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

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.

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 session will consist of on-green and classroom training.
Session 2 – Measurer: This session consists 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: This session consists of classroom learning of the Laws of The Sport of Bowls. To become a National Umpire you must attend and accredit at all three sessions.

Assessment includes tests, demonstration of your on-green skills and your participation in the classroom training.

Please note: These courses includes measuring and candidates will be assessed on their physical ability to use measuring equipment that requires a steady hand and bending down to work at ground level.

Mondays 3,10 & 17 October 2022
Closing date for applications: 15th September
WarwickMarker & Measurer course attend first 2 sessions only
Each session starts at 5.30pm
Saturday & Sunday 8 & 9 October 2022
Closing date for applications: 21st September
WillettonMarker & Measurer course: Saturday 8.30am to 5pm
National Umpire course: Saturday 8.30am to 5pm & Sunday 8.30am to 2pm

New Officials Accreditation Application

Applications and fees for either of MARKER & MEASURER COURSE ($44) or NATIONAL UMPIRE COURSE ($55) must be received at Bowls WA by the nominated closing dates.

Applications to Bowls WA:

Email: (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 will be sent the latest Officiating Manual for Markers, Measurers & Umpires, which they must bring to all sessions. 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 3.2 May 2021. (Law books can be ordered and paid for with the application and will be posted with the Officiating Manual.)
Dress will be mufti (casual/sportwear) with approved bowls footwear; please supply your own lunch.