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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:

Netball Northern

Netball WBOP

Netball Central

Netball Mainland

Netball South


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.

This module requires registering on the NNZ Learning & Development Platform which can be accessed here;

Please ensure you enter the join code ‘umpire’ when you register.

How to register and access the New and Player Umpire Module

There are two exams for Umpires who have completed their Centre Umpire Award.

  1. NNZ Zone Theory
  2. New Zealand Theory Exam
Dates for the 2020 NNZ Zone Theory and New Zealand Theory exams have been set as shown below.


Applications Open

Applications Due

Exam Date

Zone Theory 1

25 March 2020

28 April 2020

11 May 2020

Zone Theory 2

10 June 2020

13 July 2020

3 August 2020

NZ Theory 1

15 April 2020

18 May 2020

8 June 2020

NZ Theory 2

22 July 2020

24 August 2020

14 September 2020

NZ Theory 2

Registrations are now closed for the NZ Theory Exam 2 with no late registrations permitted. Candidates are currently being approved by their Zone and will be contacted on Thursday 27th August with details about the next steps.

The exam will be held on Monday 14th September with the portal open from 6pm-8:30 pm in the Learning & Development Portal (see right-hand side of website for portal access).