Cricket NSW puts the call out for more people to become cricket umpires

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Doug Sandry, keeping an eye on the bowling of Troy Tracey, is one of a number of local umpires and the call has gone out for more to take on the job. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Doug Sandry, keeping an eye on the bowling of Troy Tracey, is one of a number of local umpires and the call has gone out for more to take on the job. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS

While the umpires numbers in Dubbo are normally in a healthy state there is always the need for more people to take on the job.

Cricket NSW has created a new position in order to help ensure umpire numbers remain strong with Claire Polosak named the new Cricket NSW Umpire Educator/Female Umpire Engagement officer.

Polosak will be in Dubbo on May 23 to run a Cricket Australia Community Officiating course and while there is a focus on attracting females to the role, boosting numbers across the board is also something she and Cricket NSW is keen on.

The course at Dubbo will be free for any budding female umpires while it will be $40 for an aspiring men and it features both online and face-to-face aspects.

Cricket NSW has stated becoming an umpire is a great idea for teachers, current players, parents and students or juniors.

Teachers can gain more confidence for when they need to umpire school matches while current players can learn more about the game and discover there are opportunities to be involved in the game post playing days. Parents can be more involved in their children’s sporting matches while younger players learn new skills and brush up on things like communicating all while learning about the game.

Anyone seeking info can contact claire.polosak@cricketnsw.com.au.