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.


Are you looking for an Umpire for your game? 

Go to this Facebook page where you can ask if an Umpire is available

Hamilton City Netball Centre UMPIRE REQUESTS 


Umpire Request Guidelines and Recommendations

Umpire Payment Guidelines

  • New Zealand Umpire: $20
  • Zone Award Umpire: $15
  • Centre Award: $10

Recommended Umpire Qualification or relative experience for Grades

Saturday Open grade: Premier Grade - NZ Umpire; Premier Reverse Grade - Zone Award; A, B, C, D Grades: Minimum New/Player Umpire Module 

Thursday Open grade: A Grade- Zone Award; B, C, D Grade- Minimum New/Player Umpire Module

Secondary School grades: Premier Grade - Zone Award; A Grade - Centre Award; B, C, D Grade - Minimum New/Player Umpire Module

Intermediate grade: Premier Grade - Centre Award; A Grade - Centre Award, B, C, D Grades - Minimum New/Player Umpire Module

Future Ferns Y 5 & 6: 6v6 umpire module

Netball Rule Books

Rule books are now available to download or on an app 

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