Umpire Development

Umpires contribute towards the successful competitions at Auckland Netball and we are lucky to have number of long-standing and experienced umpires as part of our wider team. We encourage the development of exisiting and new umpires by offering umpire development courses throughout the year for all levels.

We are always looking for umpires and it is a great way to be involved in the game, whether it’s for a love of netball or to support your child. Our ‘Become an Umpire’ classes are a great introduction to the game and umpiring and we have classes tailored to students and adults. Please see details below for upcoming classes.

2018 Umpire Affiliation form:
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To take the court at Auckland Netball and umpire games it is highly recommended that you attend one of these clinics.  With international rules updated every four years it is important for all players, managers, umpires to keep up to date with current rulings.  These classes are for primary, intermediate, secondary school and club umpires.


  • Wednesday 26 September | 6.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Wednesday 24 October | 6.00pm – 9.00pm

$25 per person – includes international rule book. Handheld whistles recommended, & available for $10 at the class


  • No upcoming classes scheduled. Please email for interest.

$25 per person – includes international rule book. Handheld whistles recommended, & available for $10 at the class


”I found the course fantastic, as the rules have changed since my school girl days, and it is great to see the game through the eyes of an umpire. Knowing the rules inside and out will be an asset as a coach and an umpire. The facilitator was very thorough, and made it all very easy to remember. I enjoyed the laughs and winning lots of chocolate!”

Become an Umpire Registration



Come along during the school holidays for a fun and dynamic umpiring course split over two sessions, theory and practical.  A great introduction to umpiring in a non-threatening environment with your peers! Get in quick – this popular class books up.


  • 1 Day Programme
  • Auckland Netball St Johns and Windmill Road, Mt Eden
  • School years 7 – 13
  • 10am – 3pm
  • $40 per person


Registrations for the October school holidays will open 6 weeks prior to the classes.


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Now you have completed your theory, and are ready to take the court in a non-threatening environment come and join us for a fun and dynamic practical umpiring session with experienced instructors to prepare for the upcoming season. *A pre-requisite of the Become an Umpire class is recommended but not required.


“As an active umpire, this was an invaluable session for me, it was great to go back to the basics and go through so much.  We were very fortunate to have so many experts on hand to clarify situations/infringements as they occurred in the games and to tap into their wealth of knowledge.  This should be an essential part of gaining your umpiring certificate”.


Dates TBC

Umpiring in Schools

Auckland Netball offers all member secondary schools the Umpiring in Schools Programme.  We will come into your school during the day, before or after school, as required to deliver a fun, dynamic ‘Become an Umpire’ session (subject to facilitator availability).

“I really liked taking the umpiring course, I found it really enjoyable and it wasn’t even that hard! I recommend everyone take the umpiring course because you can pass and become an umpire regardless your level of netball.  Thank you for teaching me how to become an umpire. I think the umpiring course should be in more schools because I know a lot of my friends would love to be an umpire but their school does not offer it.” – Michelle Madziva, Epsom Girls Grammar.

For more information please contact our Development Manager

NZ & Zone Theory Exams 2018

Netball New Zealand has three levels of Theory Exams for umpires: Centre, Zone and NZ. Currently the Centre Award is available on line or in hard copy version and the Zone and NZ exams are hard copy only.

Zone Exams
Applications for Zone 1: due 23 April 2018.  Zone 1 exam: 14 May 2018
Applications for Zone 2: due 16 July 2018.  Zone 2 exam: 6 August 2018

NZ Exams
Applications for NZ 1: due 21 May 2018. NZ 1 exam: 11 June 2018
Applications for NZ 2: due 27 August 2018.  NZ 2 exam: 7 September 2018

Registrations will open and Join Codes provided closer to each exam so keep an eye on the NNZ website for more details.