International Umpire – Anso Kemp (Blessed Beyond)

That “BUG” that bit me.... My journey from 2003 till now...... I think the bug bit me in 2003, when I went for my first SA grading at the (then called) Southern Tournament in Stellenbosch. Jeanette Gersbach was my Mentor and Grader at that time. I remember Jeanette from my school days.  I had been playing u/18A netball since grade 10 and she had always umpired our Interschool matches and I remember thinking... One day I want to be an umpire just like “daardie Tannie” I was awarded my SA C+ grading at that tournament but had to verify it...

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Jongikhaya Macutwana – Passionate about umpiring!

   Jongikhaya Witness Macutwana WORKPLACE: MOD Centre General Sport Coach, DCAS and Sport Programme. INVOLVEMENT WITH CTNF UMPIRES: Jongi is involved with CTNF as an Umpire: To Grade umpires,Trainer Coach, Mentor and oversee the Development  of Elite young upcoming umpires in ranking level of WPUA. POSITION HELD. • He was the National Schools Basketball Coach (SAL-4) U/18 Boys Championships in Gauteng and won Gold in 1998- Retired. • He served as part of CTNF Umpires Association in the Graders Committee since 1999- currently. • He has also served on the Netball South Africa Grading Panel and also in South African Schools...

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Talented SA Umpire – Andria de lange from Stellenbosch

Umpiring- “A privilege that gave me a second chance in life” by Andria de Lange There is a saying that goes, “You never truly appreciate something until you no longer have it.” Most people hear it, but few really listen. The true beauty of life lies in the essence of it being a gift. A gift all is given, but few truly embrace and cherish. I learned this the hard way, day, but I am grateful for the chance to still have this gift, embracing it on the court and through the grace of my Heavenly Father. My dad used...

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Netball Play with Rules – New updated version 2017

Extracts from the book - Netball Play with Rules The discipline of playing and umpiring often do not last forever.  However some umpires also make the next step of mentoring umpires.Coaching and mentoring umpires are the efforts that ensure quality umpiring.  Quality umpiring ensures the progress of netball.  As it is my passion, it is the passion of mentors to help umpires to be the best they can be and to aspire to become mentors too. This book is a stepping stone to understand the Rules of Netball, especially the scenarios on court. It is valuable to all umpires/coaches/players/spectators and...

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Janet Edeling – International Umpire SA

I started umpiring in 2000, almost by accident, after sustaining an injury as a player and not being ready to walk away from my love of netball. I was awarded my first SA grading (C) in 2003; with an A award in 2008 at the SA senior championships in Pretoria. ITID status (‘’ internationally talent identified’’) was awarded in January 2013, in the form of an e-mail - what an unexpected and delightful surprise! Apart from local tournaments (Wildeklawer, Brutal Fruit, Varsity Cup and SA championships), I officiated at the following as an ITID invite: August 2014 Africa Netball World...

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Annchen Nel – Sports Journalist

“I cannot seem to get away from netball! It keeps following me around!” This is the response you get when you ask seasoned sports journalist Annchen Nel why she is still reporting on all things netball after almost 20 years.  “I love sport, but netball is what I know best. It’s my passion. And because it’s South Africa’s largest women’s sport, I help to make sure we give it good coverage.”   Annchen joined Die Burger’s sports team in 1997 as a sub editor and layout artist. Reporting was far from her mind. However, she says it soon became clear...

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Theresa Prince – International Umpire SA

THERESA PRINCE, 47 years of age and live in a little town just outside Port Elizabeth called Despatch. she is the face of Despatch High School doing all the marketing as well as netball and umpire coaching. Sport is in her family’s blood and she is married to Deon Prince, a rugby referee and have two stunning Prince boys, Taine (Son of God) – 16 years and Ryan (Little King) – 13 years. She obtained her SA “A” badge in 2006 at Port Elizabeth. During August 2009 she was screened in the Cook Islands and four months later she was blessed...

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