Named Club Umpires are to be provided for training by CNC and registered prior to the start of the season and will receive ongoing support during the season.
These umpires need to provide their own whistles and advise the allocator of their preferred umpiring times weekly or per round by Monday before a Saturday game.
The club will be responsible for providing a replacement if a named umpire is unavailable.
Failure to umpire an allocated game will result in the club being fined $75.00 per umpire the first offence, and a fine of $120.00 per umpire for a subsequent offence.
Teams in Senior 1 & 2, Senior Reserve 1 & 2, Challenge 1 & 2,Open League, U21 and U19 will still need to provide two umpires each week over and above the Named Club Umpires.
Centre Umpires, and Named Club Umpires will be allocated to games in the first instance. Teams from U19 and above (Excluding Premier grades) are still expected to report for umpire duty each week (2 players). With the addition of named club umpires, we hope to not use too many player umpires each week.
In light of the Covid 19 pandemic it will be necessary to have standby umpires each week as we move through the season with the likelihood of people having to isolate due to Covid.
Club umpires required are based on team numbers you enter from Premier to Under 15 grades:
Team Numbers Club Umpires required 1-5 1 6-10 3 11-14 5 15-19 8 20+ 12
Year 7 (old U12), Year 8 (old U13) and U14 will operate as they have in the past where they self-umpired or requested/allocated a whistler.
It is recommended that umpires on the CNC umpire pathway are not named as club umpires. If however, this is necessary then that umpire will be expected to be available to umpire 2 games each Saturday. 1 game as a CNC
Players who are club umpires must attend the relevant training and be available for the season.
Teams entered in Senior, Senior Reserve, Challenge grade, Open Leagues, Under 21, and Under 19 are required to provide umpires for allocation to competition games as required and need to check at the umpire office prior to their game to confirm whether or not they are required.
A note regarding umpiring commitments: Teams please note that some teams that play at 12.20pm may be asked to umpire at 10.30am. This allows teams to have all players available for their warm ups. Clubs will be informed on a Thursday if this arrangement affects them.
Current umpiring commitments for Premier, Senior, Senior Reserve, Challenge and Men's will be available here.