Umpiring is a great way to stay involved in the game, as many will tell you “it is the best seat in the house!” And it’s a fantastic way to meet fellow cricket lovers and make new friends.

It is open to men and women of all ages and stages of life. Umpires range from young people wanting to be involved in cricket to retirees wanting to stay active and participate in a worthwhile community activity on a weekend. If you want to be an umpire, and make a contribution to cricket, there is a place for you umpiring Australia’s favourite sport in one of our many competitions in NSW.

Prospective umpires need to complete a training course on the Laws of Cricket. This will be facilitated by NSW Cricket Umpires & Scorers Association (NSWCUSA) starting on Tuesday 24 July 2018.

The five session course will be conducted over the following dates with each session commencing at 6.30pm and concluding not later than 9.30pm:

- July 24, 26 & 31

- August 2 & 7

The course assessment task will be held on Thursday 16 August 2018.

The venue for the course will be in the Auditorium at Cricket NSW (Driver Avenue, Moore Park).

If you have ever considered being involved in cricket as an umpire, then this training course is for you! Many of those who take up umpiring comment on how much they enjoy it.

Umpires are remunerated for their service, an amount which well and truly covers any expenses incurred. Officiating in the Sydney Cricket Association can be a launching pad for umpires into senior representative cricket, and a full time professional career in umpiring. Rodney Tucker, Gerard Abood and Greg Davidson are all examples of NSWCUSA members who have progressed through the NSW State System and are now full time contracted professional umpires.

If you would like to register for this umpire training course then please contact the NSWCUSA Administration Officer on nic.bills@cricketnsw.com.au or (02) 8302 6044 for a registration form.

The cost of the course is $50 which includes the Laws of Cricket, a set of course resource materials and the assessment task.