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Officiating in Bedfordshire is very healthy.  We have a full programme of mentoring across the County to aid umpire development.

The Officiating TSG, current members listed below, oversee the implementation of all aspects of officiating, i.e. umpiring, mentoring, assessing, courses as described in the County Plan.

Anyone wishing to progress their umpiring or in fact get onto the umpiring ladder, or if you have any umpiring issue, please feel free to contact a member of the Officiating group email addresses as listed below 







Congratualtions to the following who have successfully passed their Umpiring award



  Amber Roote                   Scarlet Bates

  Emily Prior                       Katie Nash

  Megan Andrews                Heidi Buck


  Carol Taylor                      Rothia Haywood   

  Abbey Grice                      Holly Anthony

  Kelly Knibbs                      Emma Santos

  Katie Goodwin                  Alexandra Harvey



  Alexandra Harvey        Mary Hull

  Rosie Fordham

  Katherine Kouwenberg

  Jena Theed                       Sophie Randall 

  Kelly Swaine



County Officiating TSG Members:

Chris West

Kay Smith

Bernadette Palmer

Louise Brown

Sandra Howlett










Rule Amendments for all Netball in England from January 2018.

2nd November 2017

Following extensive consultation with member countries the International Netball Federation (INF) has released a set of amendments to the Rules of Netball which will come into effect from 1st January 2018. These should be used for all Netball in England and also in conjunction with the England Netball Domestic Guidance.

The main purpose for the rule amendments was to make some definitions clearer which in turn allows the rules to become more accessible by the game’s many participants throughout the World.

For your information here are the highlights of the amendments made in this update:

• New definitions of breaking, pivot and set (for a free pass and penalty pass)

• The sanction if a free pass or penalty pass is taken in an incorrect position

• When a player who is in the correct position may take the penalty pass

• Umpires hold time to give a caution and new caution signal added

• Change ‘official warning’ to ‘warning’ throughout rules book

• Suspension period is 2 minutes playing time

• State when a player may move into the court surround

• Minor tidy up to remove duplication and provide clarity

In addition to these rule changes the INF has released a supplement that can be used in conjunction with the 2016 edition of the Rules Book.

England Netball has adapted the original supplement provided by the INF to ensure Officials can print and cut out the rule amendments and insert them into the 2016 edition of the Rules Book.  The Rule Book supplement can be downloaded from this link;

2018 Rules Book Supplement 

The 2018 edition of the Rules Book will be available from the England Netball Shop from mid-November.

Please remember that any rules questions or queries can be sent to with more information found on our Rules FAQ page