Scot MacDonald
Top Whistle Blower reaches “A” Grade level at 17
20th Oct 2017

Terrigal resident, Jordon Kiss of Terrigal began umpiring Netball at 13 and a mere four years later has now achieved the highest Umpiring level in the State having been awarded the “A” Grade Umpires’ Badge on a recent Netball NSW Premier League Match.

The New South Wales Parliament’s Upper House recently passed a Motion of Liberal Upper House MP and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald commending Miss Kiss on her extraordinary achievement.

“I am informed that Jordon at 17 becomes one of the youngest umpires in the State’s Netball history to be awarded the prestigious “A” Grade Umpires Badge – that is a huge achievement” Mr MacDonald said.

“I think the Parliament was particularly impressed by the fact that apart from Umpiring, Jordon has given back by educating and lecturing players and umpires on the rules of netball and mentored so many other umpires voluntarily”.

“Her local clubs, Terrigal Wamberal Netball Club and Northern Valleys Netball Club can be justly proud of her achievements”.

“This is not the first Award for Jordon, she was honoured by Sport NSW and conferred the Young Official of the Year Award back in 2015.  I am sure there will be many more awards in Jordon’s already successful Netball career”.

“Jordon has officiated at the Mens’ and Mixed International in New Zealand and the Australian Championships, NSW Premier League, NSW Metro League and NSW State Championships”.

Liberal MP for Terrigal, Adam Crouch also offered his congratulations.  “Jordon who has since turned 18 and following her HSC will be studying Law at Newcastle University is an outstanding young woman on and off the Netball Court.  I am pleased she has received due acknowledgement by the Parliament of her achievements” Mr Crouch said.

“I am told that there is no doubt that Jordon will one day achieve the All Australian Umpires’ Badge and International Umpires’ Award and be umpiring at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships” Mr MacDonald concluded.