Have you ever considered picking up a whistle and becoming an umpire?

As an umpire you have the best seat in the house at every game!!

It’s a great way for players and coaches to increase their rule knowledge; plus, for those that have hung up their bib, why not pick-up a whistle – it’s a great way to stay involved!

The good news is, to get started all you need to bring is a bit of enthusiasm and a passion for the game - we’ll take care of rest and give you the tools and support you need to become an umpire.

Umpire Accreditation Framework

The NNZ Umpire Development Framework is designed to develop umpires at all levels of the game; from grassroots to elite.

There are many opportunities to become involved as an umpire in Netball, with clear pathways and support structures available for those aspiring to officiate at the highest level.

If you are interested in becoming an umpire in the first instance you can contact your local Netball Centre, please find the contacts for each Centre here

Alternatively, you can contact:
Stuart Savage (Community Netball Manager) 04 387 6037 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Linda Liggins New Zealand Umpire Development Group (NZUDG) 021 168 0771 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anne Blomfield New Zealand Umpire Development Group (NZUDG) 027 673 5124 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rules of Netball

For the rules of Netball and an online version of the rule book please click here

Umpiring Resources

For the umpiring online resource library click here or the INF resources click here

The Online Learning & Development Portal

The online Learning & Development portal has been created to provide an environment for members of the Netball community to connect, access resources and complete qualifications for NNZ designed frameworks. For the online learning and development platform please click here

Umpire Assessors and Coaches

Throughout your umpiring journey – grassroots to elite – there will be people along the way to help you develop, improve and provide feedback and mentoring.

Umpire Coaches and Assessors are a vital tool for umpires at all levels and are available to assist at Centre, Zone, National and International levels.

For more information on how to become an Umpire Coach-Assessor and the dates of up and coming workshops in the first instance you can contact your local Netball Centre, please find the contacts for each Centre here

Alternatively, you can contact:
Stuart Savage (Community Netball Manager) 04 387 6037 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Linda Liggins New Zealand Umpire Development Group (NZUDG) 021 168 0771 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anne Blomfield New Zealand Umpire Development Group (NZUDG) 027 673 5124 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Current Umpires:

Zone Theory and NZ Theory Exams

Registrations for this year’s Zone Theory and NZ Theory Umpire exams are now closed via the Learning & Development portal. We will update the website and send out notifications once the exams open again for 2017.

Centre Theory Test

To complete the Netball New Zealand Centre Theory Test, please click here

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