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.
If you are interested in becoming an umpire, contact your Zone Umpire Lead:
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Learning to Umpire Module
NNZ has a Learning to Umpire Module for New Umpires and Player Umpires which replaces the Netball New Zealand Centre Theory test. This module is the first step towards the Centre Umpire Award or a pre-requisite for some Centres for Player Umpires.
The Module helps New and Player Umpires understand some of the rules of netball as well as some practical techniques to enhance their umpiring.
To access the Learning to Umpire Module, click on the button on the right to access the Online Learning.
Instruction on how to access and navigate the Learning to Umpire Module can be found here.
There are two exams for Umpires who have completed their Centre Umpire Award.
- NNZ Zone Theory
- New Zealand Theory Exam
Dates for the 2023 NNZ Zone Theory and New Zealand Theory exams have been set as shown below.
|Exam||Applications Open||Applications Close||Exam Date|
|Zone Theory 1||27 March 2024||30 April 2024||20 May 2024|
|NZ Theory 1||16 April 2024||20 May 2024||10 June 2024|
|Zone Theory 2||11 June 2024||15 July 2024||5 August 2024|
|NZ Theory 2||25 June 2024||29 July 2024||19 August 2024|
All exams will be conducted online.
All exams cost $55.