Netball umpires complete theory sessions through the ITU training

Seventeen umpire participants from the Introduction to Umpiring (ITU) are progressing onto doing their practical in Umpiring 2. Photo: NetGo

Seventeen umpire participants from the Introduction to Umpiring (ITU) are progressing onto doing their practical in Umpiring 2 — 3 netball games from their respective Members Associations Port Vila and SHEFA Netball.

The 3 consecutive Saturday training sessions were held at the Vanuatu Netball Centre, Stade from 8:30am — 12:15pm.

The training was facilitated by Country Coordinator Virginia Taravaki and NetGo Vanuatu volunteer Sisilia Roqara who are currently delivering the Pacific Sporting Partnership programs on Efate.

Through group discussions, creative activities and actively participating, the 17 new/refreshing umpires understood the qualities of what makes a confident Umpire, which area of the court each umpire controls and players can go on court.

They understood the techniques that place an umpire in the right place, feeling comfortable with each of the skills in the workshop and having exposure to at least two healthy lifestyle messages.

More updates will be posted and shared of the participants journey on court as umpires and for some, Healthy lifestyle changes.

”A big tankiu tumas to our partners, stakeholders and sponsors for their ongoing support to the netGo Vanuatu Program: Netball New Zealand, Vanuatu Family Health Association, Vanuatu Nambawan Wota Ltd, Vanuatu Capital Insurance Limited, New Zealand High Commission in Vanuatu, Ministry of Healthy and Ministry of Education,” NetGo coordinator Virginia Taravaki stated.

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