Umpire Appointments Panel

The Appointments Panel

The purpose of the appointments panel is to have an independent group who will appoint umpires to weekly games. This panel will be overseen by a WHA staff member to ensure fair process is followed, but the staff member will not be part of the appointments panel. An appointments policy and guide will be produced for the panel to follow to ensure there is transparency and fairness for our umpires when it comes to appointments for P1 & P2 Open Grade games.

The Operation of the panel;

  • Will be overseen by WHA office with the convener a WHA staff member. The convener will have oversight but will not be part of the appointments process
  • A three-person selection panel will be selected by WHA, with support from the chair of the Umpire Council
  • This panel will be responsible for the ongoing review of umpire appointments and communications to the WHA office
  • The WHA office or an appointed person will be responsible for communication with the umpires for consistency of messaging
  • One member of the panel will oversee appointments for other open grades
  • One member of the panel will oversee appointments for the secondary grades

If you wish to apply for the WHA Appointments Panel please complete the form here