Tuition course being held for prospective umpires
CRICKET lovers are being urged to help swell officiating numbers and learn new skills.
The Far North Coast Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (FNCCUSA) is hosting a tuition course for prospective new umpires.
The three-week free course, which gets under way on Monday, will see participants trained in the sport's rules and receive official accreditation at its conclusion.
FNCCUSA secretary Daniel Rosolen, who has been umpiring for about four years, said he hoped the event would be popular.
"I know it is a cliche, but umpiring really is the best seat in the house," he said. "You are right in the perfect spot to watch the game.
"I took it up to help out and I love it. You're right in the perfect spot. It is very enjoyable."
The course takes place at the South Lismore Bowling Club in Wilson St and will run for three consecutive Mondays.
The two-hour sessions will offer instruction in the rules of the game.
An exam will be held at the final session on December 10.
Successful candidates will receive an official FNCCUSA umpires' badge.
Further training and guidance will then be provided for anyone wishing to learn more about the game.
Interested participants should register beforehand by calling Rosolen on 0405 223 791 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.