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Officials Course: Umpires at Holdfast

October 22 2021

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Take the first step towards becoming an Umpire and get yourself enrolled into one of our Officials Courses.

Bowls Australia’s Umpires Courses can be undertaken by those who wish to hold the role of Umpire at their club.

To undertake the Umpires course, you MUST either hold current Markers and Measurers Certificate OR be registered to undertake the qualification prior to registering for the Umpires Course.

This course is not suitable for those wishing to be re-accredited.

All accreditations last for four years and after this period of time, you will need to successfully complete a re-accreditation course to maintain the qualification.

What is involved?

If you decide to undertake any of the courses, you can expect:

  • Some pre course readings
  • 4-hour small group session facilitated by one of Bowls SA qualified Presenter and Assessors
  • Practical and theory assessment
  • Ongoing communication from Bowls SA

The assessment is based on the Bowls Australia Laws of the Sport theory examination, and practical evaluation through an established competency-based assessment system and self-reflection.

PLEASE NOTE: while communication throughout the event may reference purchasing the Officials Mainaul required for the course from Bowls Australia, for a limited time, it can be purchased online from Bowls SA. From November 2021, all members will need to purchase the manuals from Bowls Australia.

Event Details

Date

Key Dates & Times

Course Date:

22nd October 2021

Time:

10 am – 2 pm. 

Please arrive 15mins before the start time

Registration Closes:

14th October 2021

Venue

Club Holdfast

583 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg North SA 5045

Registration

Investment: $15

The total cost to become an umpire is $75, but this has been spread out over the three courses – Marker ($30), Measures ($30) and Umpire ($15)

Those registering for a course will need to purchase the Law Book via the Bowls Australia Online Shop if you don’t have one already.

PLEASE NOTE: while communication throughout the event may reference purchasing the Officials Manual required for the course from Bowls Australia, for a limited time, it can be purchased online from Bowls SA. From November 2021, all members will need to purchase the manuals from Bowls Australia.

How

Step 1

Click on the registration link below.

  • Submit all required information
  • Review the terms and conditions of the course     
  • Make payment

If you are not able to complete the process, it is likely the course is SOLD out and you will need to register in the next available course that suits you.

Step 2

Ensure you have a copy of the Law Book and Official’s Manual.

These can be purchased from Bowls Australia. As these come from interstate, please allow enough time for you to receive them.

Step 3

Once registered, look over the content and check your emails (including junk or spam) for confirmation communication.

Please note:

  • If you have limited access to the internet or need some support in registering, you can seek support from your club committee or give Bowls SA a call on 8234 7544.

Course Prep

Educator:

Vic Culbertson

Requirements:

  • To undertake the Umpires course, you MUST either hold current Markers and Measurers Certificate OR be registered to undertake the qualification prior to registering for the Umpires Course.
  • Please take the time to read the terms and conditions of the course
  • All participants need to have their own copy of the Officials Manual and Law Book. These can be purchased from Bowls Australia.
  • All participants are required to review both prior to the course..
  • You will need to bring:
    • Your own set of bowls
    • Your own water and lunch unless otherwise told
    • Sun protection – hat and sunscreen
    • Pen and paper or device to take notes

If you book the course without these requirements, your registration will be cancelled and a refund will be provided. 

Ts&Cs

OFFICIALS COURSES TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

All participants can be expected to be treated with respect and supported throughout the training. To pass the course, one needs to demonstrate competencies in their ability to fulfil the role including theory and physical components.  

Course preparation

  • All participants need to have their own copy of the Officials Manual and Law Book. These can be purchased from Bowls Australia.
  • All participants are required to review both prior to the course.

Code of Behaviour Agreements 

Cancellations and refunds 

  • If you are no longer able to attend a session, you will be provided with a credit to rebook a course within the next 9 months.
  • Requests for refunds must be made in within 14 working days prior to the commencement of the course. All requests must be sent to reception@bowlssa.com.au
  • All refunds are subject to an administration fee of 20% of the total course fee.
  • Refunds will be not given for partial attendance, nor will make up sessions be provided.
  • No refunds will be provided if an umpire is deemed not yet competent.
  • Refunds will be paid at the completion of the course.
  • Bowls Australia Ltd and your state/territory association reserve the right to cancel the course. Every effort will be made to give reasonable notice to those who have applied when a course is cancelled. Those enrolled will be given a full refund.