Umpiring accreditation system

MARKER ACCREDITATION

The role of a Marker is critical at all levels of the game. This accreditation is perfect for participants who would like to become proficient Markers with intentions of performing the role of a marker at Club events, Region events and also National events.

MEASURER ACCREDITATION

Many players would like to become skilful at Measuring. Completing the measuring  component will  increase  your skills and abilities in undertaking accurate measures. This accreditation is designed to provide support for measurers at club level and above. The accreditation will ensure the participants are working on the green learning and practising measures using all types of approved equipment.

NATIONAL UMPIRE

The National Umpire accreditation is aimed at umpires wishing to officiate at club and Regional level and above. National umpires will learn how to use the index of the law book and how to correctly interpret laws. Those people wishing to become an accredited Umpire must be proficient in all aspects of the game.

APPLICATION FORM + TRAINING COURSES

Please fill out the Umpire, Marker & Measurer Accreditation & Reaccreditation Application Form, have it signed by your club’s secretary and forward the form with no money to Bowls Victoria.

Once processed, Bowls Victoria will forward your application to your relevant Region and Division and the local Umpiring coordinator will then contact you when they are running their next course.

INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL OFFICIAL (ITO)

Applicants for the ITO position must meet the following qualifying criteria:

    • Have actively officiated for a minimum period of three years. That is, have officiated annually in at least five events at any level for a combined total of at least thirty hours;
    • Have officiated in at least two International/National/National Division (State/Region/District) events in the two years immediately prior to the date of application;
  • Have officiated as a marker during the quarter-final, semi-final or final stages of at least two International/National/National Division (State/County/Province/Region) events in the two years immediately prior to the date of application.