Umpire Development

Umpires contribute greatly 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 are always looking to grow our umpire community and welcome newcomers with open arms and we support the development of existing and new umpires by offering a range of classes, workshops and squads throughout the year. 




Our Become an Umpire Evening Programmes are fun, engaging and cover the fundamentals of umpiring across two sessions: theory and practical. As part of the Become an Umpire Programme you will sit the NNZ Centre Theory Test – the minimum level recommended for umpiring intermediate school, secondary school and club grades at Auckland Netball.

Players and coaches will benefit from this course too, because knowing the rules inside-out gives you the best foundation to compete.

Umpiring is an awesome way to improve your game by getting a better understanding of Netball rules or be able to train up to umpire and earn a bit of pocket money on game nights. We now have our new and improved Become an Umpire programme to make it so much easier for you to be involved! This is a fun and dynamic umpiring course split into two sessions, an online theory session and hands-on practical, over the course of one day.  It’s a great introduction to umpiring in a non-threatening environment with your peers!

The Theory Session

The theory session will be an interactive workshop via Zoom from the comfort of your own home with one of our experienced Umpire Coaches. You will also have the chance to sit the Netball New Zealand Centre Theory Umpire test to gain this qualification.

The Practical Session

The practical session will take place at either Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns or Windmill Park, Mt Eden. This is a chance to put into practice the skills and theories learnt the day before under the coaching and guidance of our Auckland Netball Umpire Coaches.

If you need any further information please contact Josina Vader at



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
  • Windmill Road, Mt Eden
  • School years 7 – 13
  • 10am – 12 noon
  • $50 per person (Including Personal Whistle)