Umpire Development

This page provides Netball Waitākere Umpires with the information and resources needed in order to develop as an umpire. 

If you are interested in becoming an umpire, take a look at the umpire pathway below, or for a detailed version of the Umpire Pathway, click here.

The new Learning to Umpire module replaces the Netball New Zealand Centre Theory test. The module is the first step towards the Centre Umpire Award and helps new and player umpires understand some of the rules of netball as well as some practical techniques to enhance their umpiring.

Introduction to Umpiring Award 2024 dates

  • Sunday February 18 - 11am - 230pm
  • Sunday March 3 - 11am - 230pm
  • Sunday March 17 - 11am - 230pm - SESSION POSTPONED
  • Sunday April 7 - 11am - 2.30pm - **NEW SESSION**

2024 New Rules Update - Online

  • Tuesday April 2 - 7pm - 8.30pm

Recording from Online Refresher Workshop can be found HERE

We will be covering the new rules in these workshops, however if you are already an umpire we will be running seperate workshops just to cover the new rules

The Introductory Umpire Award is for beginner umpires as well as those who have no formal qualifications but who umpire to assist their club or school. The Umpire Introductory Award is mostly a practical course so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring your drink bottle lunch and snacks for they day. This course is suitable for umpires in year 7 or above but will only briefly cover the year 5 and 6 rules which are slightly different, the rule variations can be found HERE


Participants will require a whistle for the course. We recommend the hand held whistle which costs $13 but cheaper versions ($7 for a lanyard whistle) are available from us as well. If you are not purchasing a whistle, please bring one with you!

For all enquiries contact Peter at



Umpiring is very rewarding and is a great way to contribute to your community, give back to the game, and to meet and connect with others involved in the sport we love. Community umpires are essential to the enjoyment and delivery of netball at your local centre.

Your first step on your umpiring journey is to complete the Netball New Zealand Learning to Umpire Module. You can find the module here Sports Tutor - Logon Page.

Here are the instructions for signing up to Sports Tutor and to find the module.New Player Umpire Module - Instructions Sports Tutor

Once you have completed your module you can work towards your Introductory or Centre Award. You will do this with help of umpire coaches at your local centre. 

Umpiring Future Ferns

How to Umpire 6v6 FutureFERNS

Go to SPORTS TUTOR and register if you haven’t before. If you have previously registered, you need to then log in.

Go to the UMPIRE tab you will find the module under 6v6.


1) Understand the philosophy of FutureFERNS Netball 

2) Understand the rules of the Year 5 & 6, 6 v 6 Netball game

Learning Outcomes 

Parents/Coaches/Umpires will understand how to implement the 6 v 6 rules in a way that encompasses the Junior Netball philosophy.