Some may call them the unsung heroes of Australian sport, while others may have less positive things to say, but love them or hate them, umpires are the backbone of netball. Keeping the games in check has never been more demanding, on and off the court, in Suncorp Super Netball season 2021.
High performance umpire squad member Tim Marshall is one of 12 that officiate SSN games each week, and relocated to support the completion of the season. Marshall usually lives in Melbourne but is currently based in Queensland in the hub for the final few games.
Starting as a men’s player, Marshall moved up the ranks of playing before moving into the high performance umpiring pathway and receiving his AA accreditation. He has umpired over 40 SSN games in the last four years and more than 1000 games at all levels.