Officiating development

TSA High Performance Officiating Program

The Northern Territory Institute of Sport (NTIS) High Performance Officiating Program (HPOP) will provide opportunities and encourages officials from the Northern Territory (NT) to aspire to and achieve high level national and international standards of officiating within their sport. By bringing officials and mentors together from various NT sports it will encourage and engage with each other to stimulate development of themselves and NT officials in general.

2022 Nominations are now open

Nominations are now open for the 2022 High Performance Officiating Program. Nominations close on 18 October 2021.

High Performance Officiating Program Guidelines 2022 PDF (764.7 KB)
High Performance Officiating Program Guidelines 2022 DOCX (189.1 KB)

Nominations must be received via Peak Sporting Bodies using the online form as prescribed in the guidelines.

Program overview

The HPOP is a key strategy of the NTIS Workforce Development Plan to build capacity for higher achieving officials and sustainability through the Northern Territory Peak Sporting Bodies (PSB) engaging in the development of HPOP officials.

The key objectives of High Performance Officiating Program are:

  • The development of future high performing officials;
  • Officials achieving higher levels of accreditation;
  • Officials appointed to higher levels of competition within their sport;
  • Officials and mentors contributing back to the NT sporting community;
  • Development of officiating mentors within sports; and
  • Shaping PSB’s officiating development programs by exampling better practice.

The HPOP will provide development opportunities to targeted officials and mentors, and build the capacity of PSB’s officiating pathways via:

  • Support to upgrade the official’s accreditation;
  • Providing professional development activities (e.g. monthly development sessions, one on one sessions with specialised professionals from nutrition, sports psychology, injury prevention and sports science);
  • Providing a dedicated intensive program that recognises an official’s talents and develops holistically a potential high performing official that PSB’s could not otherwise provide;
  • Providing facilitated exchange of information and expertise between officials, through targeted activities and forums, that will create a sense of community cohesion, connectedness and wellbeing not only within each sport, but across sport;
  • Support to attend and gain experience at high level competitions;
  • Facilitate the engagement in formal mentor/mentee relationships;
  • The provision of a development program for mentors of the HPOP; and
  • Each official required to give back to sport.

2021 High Performance Officiating Program participants

The selected officials for 2021 are:

  • BMX NT – Sue Sinclair
  • Golf NT– Amy Griesbach
  • Hockey NT – Ayla Carne
  • Netball NT – Carly Ross
  • Touch Football NT – Wayne Lo
  • Yachting NT – Kelly Wilson

The selected mentors for 2021 are:

  • BMX NT – Daniel Shean
  • Golf NT – Peter Wright
  • Hockey NT – Stephen Versteegh
  • Netball NT – Ruth Kirk
  • Touch Football NT – Nathan McDonald
  • Yachting NT – Jennifer Roe

Mentoring Program

The High Performance Officiating Program (HPOP) relies upon a formal mentoring relationship agreement that is mutually beneficial for each HPOP official and mentor. The HPOP official will be required to work with a mentor for the duration of 2022.

High Performance Officiating Program Mentoring Program PDF (607.1 KB)
High Performance Officiating Program Mentoring Program DOCX (650.1 KB)

If you would like to get involved in mentoring through the High Performance Officiating Program please contact the Coaching and Officiating Consultant.


For more information on Officiating contact:

Phone: 08 8922 6819

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Last updated: 21 October 2021

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