Local Sport

Mentoring Sporting Officials


The Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture is inviting Peak Sporting Bodies to nominate high performing sporting officials for 2020 NTIS High Performance Officiating Program (HPOP).

The program, the only one of its kind operating in Australia, recognises and supports up to ten officials to pursue development opportunities with the support of a mentor. It enables participants to attend high level competitions, participate in professional development workshops, and undertake a ‘give back’ project within their sport to assist the development of officiating in the NT.

A fully integrated mentor development program is conducted to assist the nominated mentors within the NTIS HPOP.

There are a number of professional development sessions involved in the 2020 NTIS HPOP including two weekend workshops, monthly education sessions and various E-Learning opportunities. The program covers a number of topics of importance to officials including nutrition, pre/post match preparation, resilience, self-regulation and behaviour profiling.

Officials selected in the 2019 NTIS HPOP represented a variety of sports including Australian football, cricket, football, netball, tennis and touch.

Nominations open 19 August 2019 and close 16 October 2019.

For more information, visit https://dtc.nt.gov.au/sport-and-recreation/northern-territory-institute-of-sport/officiating/ntis-high-performance-officiating-program